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Ripper Street: Season 1 (2013)

Seasons:
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Ripper Street: Season 2
Ripper Street: Season 2
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88

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 2

Gritty, sinister, and visually striking, Ripper Street is a gripping thriller, with well-crafted characters and compellingly lurid plotlines.

75

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 2

Gritty, sinister, and visually striking, Ripper Street is a gripping thriller, with well-crafted characters and compellingly lurid plotlines.

audience

90

liked it
Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 18

My Rating

Season Info

April 1889 -- six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer?s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac; and failed to find him. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.

Genre: Drama

Network: BBC

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 19, 2013

I Need Light

A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. One time H Division boss, Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes it Jack's return, but Reid -- the precinct's new man in charge -- suspects a different evil at work. When Jackson learns that Long Susan's girls have been drawn into the murky world of Victorian pornography, the team must use all of their brawn, brains and brilliance to track down the fiend responsible before another girl is killed.

2
Air date: Jan 26, 2013

In My Protection

A beloved toy maker is beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket. The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents a 14 year-old culprit who refuses to deny the charge, leading Reid and Drake into the savage world of merciless child gangs. Jackson's drinking and gambling have led to the loss of the pendant that ties him to his American past -- a past that he and Long Susan fear will now be exposed.

3
Air date: Feb 2, 2013

The King Came Calling

H Division and the Independent City of London force are thrown together when the panic surrounding a sudden cholera outbreak leads them to scour both boroughs to find some underlying pattern amidst the rising tide of sickness and death. As Jackson's lab fills with bodies -- and with no clear correlation between the victims to be found -- the team work against the clock. Meanwhile Emily Reid seeks patronage for her charity efforts, unaware of the resistance she will meet.

4
Air date: Feb 9, 2013

The Good of This City

The brutal clearing of a local slum for the underground railway reveals an indecipherable murder scene and an unreliable slum girl witness. Lucy Eames, beautiful and disturbed, is the unlikely key to a byzantine web of conspiracy. As Reid closes in on the killer, it becomes clear that the condemned slum is home to dark secrets that someone is desperate to protect.

5
Air date: Aug 25, 2013

The Weight of One Man's Heart

A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies draw the attention of Reid and his team. While Jackson works to trace the thieves' hardware, Drake is confronted with a spectre from his past in the form of his onetime Colonel -- returned to London to seek redress for the unjust treatment of the Empire's soldiers. As Reid closes in on the brash robbers and their ultimate target, Drake finds his loyalties put to the ultimate test.

6
Air date: Feb 23, 2013

Tournament of Shadows

As the dock strike of August 1889 takes hold of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the merciless chicanery of the British government's fight against distant empires and global terrorism.

7
Air date: Mar 2, 2013

A Man of My Company

An international shipping magnate arrives in town with his Pinkerton retinue to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body of an engine inventor draws Reid's attention just as Jackson and Long Susan's past comes back to haunt them.

8
Air date: Mar 9, 2013

What Use Our Work

Reid is adrift.á His team is in pieces and Leman Street is shaken to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession that leads back to a terrible secret from his own past.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (2)

The effect is a fictional history that even professional historians can enjoy without making too many dismissive shakes of the head.

March 17, 2014 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

As these and other images are not only what they seem, they help also to develop Ripper Street's more distressing themes.

August 20, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

The result is as excellent as it is dark.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Having lived up to all expectations I drew from the highly advertised spree of trailers, I have been left intrigued.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

There's a dash of The Alienist, the bestselling novel by Caleb Carr, with the detectives arming themselves with brand-new forensic techniques and marveling upon the wonders the new era will bring.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger

The chemistry between the three men is palpable, the acting superlative and the seeds of each of their backstories intriguing enough to warrant a consistent week-to-week tune in to see how they unfold.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Ripper Street is decent enough entertainment that's most likely to appeal to fans of procedural crime dramas, viewers who gravitate toward CBS shows but don't mind wading through sometimes thick British accents.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ripper Street is riveting from the first cry of murder.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

Ripper Street is mighty fine bloodsport.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

It's proper, character-based crime drama, gripping, and yes - I'm afraid - ripping as well.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

It's just too bad a show paved with such an enticing premise doesn't get a little deeper under your skin.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Ripper Street is pretty ripping good.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
Uncle Barky

Entertaining, if not exactly essential.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

There's nothing terribly original in any of this, but if you go looking for original thinking in any TV series, whether it's made in the United States or the United Kingdom, you're quite likely to be disappointed.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

Ripper Street is a well-acted, well-written and compelling mystery series. And even better, there's no waiting around, wishing it would improve. It's alluring from the start.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

Set in the dirty, seedy, and anarchic streets of Victorian England, it's distinctive and unlike most of what's out there already.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

Ripper Street opens with chilling promise and on a decidedly modern note.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

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