Ripper Street: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)



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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Air date: Jan 19, 2013
Air date: Jan 26, 2013
Air date: Feb 2, 2013
Air date: Feb 9, 2013
Air date: Feb 23, 2013
Air date: Mar 2, 2013
Air date: Mar 9, 2013

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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.

Critic Reviews for Ripper Street Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

Ripper Street is pretty ripping good.

Jan 19, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Jan 19, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

Jan 19, 2013 | Full Review…

How did such a godforsaken, blood-spattered, flamboyantly violent, women-hating television series ever get made in the first place?

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Mar 17, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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

Aug 20, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The result is as excellent as it is dark.

Jan 19, 2013 | Full Review…

I fought through episode one of Ripper Street trying to float above the chat - always all-male scenes - about sperm deposits, ripped-out Fallopian tubes - thinking: "Who enjoys this? Who is this really for?"

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It's still bally ridiculous at times, but the visuals, stories and soap are so well defined.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite a notable dropoff from the first-rate premiere to the so-so second episode, for those drawn to the oft-told Ripper story, this is definitely a "Street" worth visiting.

Jan 19, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ripper Street: Season 1

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