Year of the Rabbit: Season 1 Reviews

March 20, 2020
The best material subverts the crime and costume-drama genres and all of their clichés, like "Ripper Street" gone off its rocker. The pace is fast, and the language is gleefully profane.
February 19, 2020
The show's best energy and ability to subvert expectations of a show set in this time and place is evident right from the pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 19, 2020
Year Of The Rabbit has Berry hitting the right comedic notes, helped by a funny supporting cast and a setting that's always ripe for comedy.
February 19, 2020
Berry's lived-in turn helps distract from some of the broader questions one considers post-series: Is Rabbit, for example, actually good at his job? After six episodes, that question remains curiously unclear.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2020
Rabbit lives and dies by its jokes, which fly fast and furious, including a running gag of street urchins hawking unsavory fare.
June 17, 2019
The most surprising thing about the whole mad shebang was that it worked. It was really, really funny.
June 17, 2019
The gags, it seems in hindsight, were all about disability, prostitutes and mud, and all done with a certain frenetic foul-mouthiness substituting for actual humour.
June 14, 2019
These are all minor pleasures, perhaps, but they add up to a pleasantly silly half-hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2019
It's a strange kind of comedy - but it is also brilliant.
June 11, 2019
It's Ripper Street with knob gags in, and Keeley Hawes as an evil crime boss to come. What, unless of course it isn't your sort of thing, is not to like?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2019
It may simply be a question of Year of the Rabbit finding its feet, for relationships between the characters to develop beyond the mere exchange of insults, and for the plot, which extends across the series, to take hold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2019
More of this please.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2019
The show wants to be Jack The Ripper vs The Sweeney, but it's more like a 19th-century version of Channel 4's shouty Manchester cop show, No Offence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5