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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as Edmund Reid
as Bennet Drake
as Homer Jackson
as Long Susan Hart
as Fred Best
as Rose Erskine
as Emily Reid
as Lucy Eames
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.
Set in the dirty, seedy, and anarchic streets of Victorian England, it's distinctive and unlike most of what's out there already.
How did such a godforsaken, blood-spattered, flamboyantly violent, women-hating television series ever get made in the first place?
The effect is a fictional history that even professional historians can enjoy without making too many dismissive shakes of the head.
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