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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Copper Season 2 DVD Review

Copper Season 2
Release Date: January 7, 2014
DVD $42.98 Blu-ray $50.98
Length: Approx. 585 minus + bonus material on 3-discs
Starring: Tom Weston Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh, Tessa Thompson, Donal Logue, and Franka Potente
Purchase from the BBC Shop HERE
The gripping crimes series Copper returns for its second and final season with 13 all new episodes.
Set in New York City on the brink of Lincoln’s assassination, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston Jones, MI-5) struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend. And when Tammany Hall’s outspoken General Donovan (Donal Logue, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings) returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward, loyalties will be bought and sold both uptown and in the slums of Five Points as Corcoran, and those around him, fight to find their places in an unforgiving city. (taken from the press release)
My thoughts:
The Second Season of Copper started out just as strongly as the first season but a bit more grittier and in your face.
After finding out that his wife, Ellen, was alive (and had had an affair with Maguire) season two starts out with Corcoran adjusting to this new life with Ellen. Starting out shaky, things soon spiral out of control when Maguire is released from prison after the evidence to convict him turns up missing. Now Corcoran discovers Maguire, the man he once considered a friend, is in league with a ring of counterfeiters.
Mixed in with the grit and grime of Five Points, is the glamour and politics of uptown, which can be just as deadly.
"Home, Sweet Home"
"Aileen Aroon"
"The Children of the Battlefield"
"I Defy Thee to Forget"
"A Morning Song"
"To One Shortly to Die"
"The Hope Too Bright to Last"
"Ashes Denote That Fire Was"
"Think Gently of the Erring"
"The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman"
"Good Heart and Willing Hand"
"Beautiful Dreamer"
"The Place I Called My Home"
I started this season with a heavy heart as I knew it was the end of Copper (let’s just take a moment to mourn the loss of another great show).
While this may have been the end, I think this season really stood out. It allowed the actors show more raw emotion and kept me glued to the telly as it threw in so many twists and turns I never saw coming.
It seemed that each character had their own demons to face this season and I am sad to say that some of them never were resolved due to the series getting cancelled. Although I had to say it was well worth the ride!
I would like to thank the BBC for sending me this review copy of Copper Season Two.

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