Copper: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Copper has an intriguing premise and handsome production values, but it's somewhat undercut by a lack of character development and an overabundance of exposition.



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 26
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Air date: Aug 19, 2012
Air date: Aug 26, 2012
Air date: Sep 2, 2012
Air date: Sep 9, 2012
Air date: Sep 16, 2012
Air date: Sep 23, 2012
Air date: Sep 30, 2012
Air date: Oct 7, 2012
Air date: Oct 14, 2012
Air date: Oct 21, 2012

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Tv Season Info

From Emmy(R)-winner Tom Fontana, Academy Award(R)-nominee Will Rokos and Academy Award(R)-winner Barry Levinson comes Copper, BBC America's first original scripted series.


Tom Weston-Jones
as Det. Kevin Corcoran
Kyle Schmid
as Robert Morehouse
Anastasia Griffith
as Elizabeth Haverford
Franka Potente
as Eva Heissen
Ato Essandoh
as Dr. Matthew Freeman
Dylan Taylor (II)
as Andrew O'Brien
Ron White
as Capt. Ciaran Joseph Sullivan
Tessa Thompson
as Sara Freeman
David Keeley
as Sgt. Padraic Byrnes
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Critic Reviews for Copper Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (20)

Weston-Jones excels as Corcoran and, almost as if born to don the clothes and mannerisms of the time, inhabits the role like a pair of well worn leather shoes.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

That Copper disappoints is, itself, extremely disappointing.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The show's co-creator, Tom Fontana, worked on Homicide, another atmospheric crime drama set in a tough city, and the dialogue is satisfyingly rich when it's not overburdened with exposition.

Aug 19, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Those [dialogue] imperfections never jolted me out of the spell Copper casts.

Aug 19, 2012 | Full Review…

Anyone who likes a good CBS procedural can enjoy Copper.

Aug 19, 2012 | Full Review…

There's nothing quite like Copper on TV. The second hour is more engrossing than the first, and is easily rich enough to keep us coming back for more.

Aug 19, 2012 | Full Review…

It's rotten. The first show was nothing but wrong notes struck very hard over and over. Maybe it'll improve somewhat in future episodes, but I won't be there to see 'em.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

BBC America's first original scripted series-a disappointment-is Law & Order in the age of Gangs of New York.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Copper is solid ground for the BBC; it plays to its strengths. It's a period piece, and you know how we Americans love historical drama, especially if everyone has British accents.

Aug 19, 2012 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

Copper's intriguing historical premise injects some much-needed originality into a genre that's littered with uninspired spin-offs.

Aug 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Copper: Season 1

  • Jun 19, 2017
    Such a great show! Sad that it was cancelled, but than it didn't have any vampires, witches, werewolves, walking dead, fake fantasy and other such nonsense that is all the rage.

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