TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 – “In the Hands of an Angry God”

Anastasia Griffith in COPPER - Season 1 - "In The Hands of An Angry God" | ©2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos   Director: Clark Johnson       Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: September 2, 2012 COPPER is still holding my attention, and sometimes that’s not the easiest thing in the whole wide world. I have a bad habit of getting up and doing other things when watching television programs that bore me, instead of sitting and faithfully watching every second of an episode. So far COPPER has held my attention, and I watch knowing that there might some subtle […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Franka Potente is the COPPER whore with a heart of gold … sort of

Franka Potente in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

The new BBC AMERICA series COPPER is gaining critical and audience attention alike. The show set in New York in 1864 is a smart blend of period drama, police procedural, lots of action, and even some educational references. Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is a man with a tragic past that includes a murdered daughter and a wife that has gone missing while he was off fighting in the Civil War. Even though Corcoran still has a wife out there somewhere, he has needs that more often than not are fulfilled by Eva Heissen played by the lovely Franka Potente […]Read On »

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TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 – “Husbands and Fathers”

Molly Stuart (Tanya Fischer) stars in COPPER "Husbands and Fathers" | © 2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos   Director: Jeff Woolnough     Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 26, 2012 COPPER has a really nice pacing to the storytelling of this series. I like that mysteries carry over from week to week, but they get wrapped up just the same within a reasonable time period. “Husbands and Fathers” is an appropriate title for this new episode, even if a lot of the connotation of the title is creepy … just plain creepy. Annie (Kiara Glasco) […]Read On »

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TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 Premiere – “Surviving Death”

Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in COPPER "Surviving Death" | © BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos    Director: Jeff Woolnough      Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2012 So BBC America is now getting into the period drama game as well as networks like A&E and AMC, with their new show COPPER. Set in the Five Points slum area of New York in 1864, this ambitious series chronicles the lives of a group of policemen and the people that are part of their world and everyday lives. I like this series […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Barry Levinson gives the scoop on COPPER on BBC America

COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America

COPPER is the first original series made by BBC America (as opposed to those it acquires from the BBC). Premiering Sunday August 19 at 10 PM, COPPER is set in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood of New York in 1864. Irish immigrant and Civil War veteran Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is a police detective there, who relies on his erstwhile Union Army buddies, wealthy Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and Dr. Matthew Freeman (Eto Essandoh), as well as fellow detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan), in solving crimes. The series is executive-produced by Barry Levinson and co-creator Tom Fontana, who previously collaborated […]Read On »

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Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: BBC America to launch COPPER as its first original production

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During today’s 2011 Summer TCA session, BBC America announced that they will be launching their first, self-produced original series in the summer of 2012. Called COPPER, it will be a ten episode series from Cineflix Studios and producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. “Copper captures the immigrant experience in 19th Century New York,” says BBC America General Manager Perry Simon. “The show maintains our U.K. connectivity in a bold and smart way. I didn’t want our first original series to be a ‘A London cop gets transferred to Las Vegas.’ COPPER explores the multi-culturism in early America and it’s a […]Read On »

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