Critic Consensus: Gritty, sinister, and visually striking, Ripper Street is a gripping thriller, with well-crafted characters and compellingly lurid plotlines.
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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.
as Edmund Reid
as Bennet Drake
as Homer Jackson
as Long Susan Hart
as Fred Best
as Lucy Eames
as Rose Erskine
as Emily Reid
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The effect is a fictional history that even professional historians can enjoy without making too many dismissive shakes of the head.
As these and other images are not only what they seem, they help also to develop Ripper Street's more distressing themes.
It's proper, character-based crime drama, gripping, and yes - I'm afraid - ripping as well.
Having lived up to all expectations I drew from the highly advertised spree of trailers, I have been left intrigued.
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.
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