Ripper Street Reviews & Ratings

Wednesdays, 11:00 PM ET on BBC America

60 minutes

The series, created by “Mistresses” writer Richard Warlow, features a dynamic cast starring Matthew Macfadyen (“MI-5,” “Pride and Prejudice”), Jerome Flynn (“Game of Thrones”), Adam Rothenberg (“Alcatraz”), Myanna Buring (“The Twilight Saga,” “White Heat”) and David Dawson (“Luther,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”). The action centers on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the all-consuming chaotic East London streets.
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Jan 25, 2016 10:21AM EST
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Ripper Street is a period crime drama with grit and tenacity. This is a detective show to the core. The show is slow at times but cases are intriguing. and some of the resolutions are a little far-fetched for me but it finds a way to keep me interested. I recommend this show to period drama addicts.

Ripper Street is a period crime drama with grit and tenacity. This is a detective show to the core. The show is slow at times but cases are intriguing. and some of the resolutions are a little far-fetched for me but it finds a way to keep me interested. I recommend this show to period drama addicts.

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May 26, 2015 9:37PM EDT
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I have been watching Ripper Street for quite a while now, and find the flawed but honorable leader has an interesting back story that finally does get woven into the main plot each week...but the two sidekicks are awesome...they show antique CSI and back in the day police work in nonjudgmental ways, but very poignant.

I have been watching Ripper Street for quite a while now, and find the flawed but honorable leader has an interesting back story that finally does get woven into the main plot each week...but the two sidekicks are awesome...they show antique CSI and back in the day police work in nonjudgmental ways, but very poignant.

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Mar 12, 2015 3:15PM EDT
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Can't wait for more !!!

Can't wait for more !!!

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Oct 25, 2014 11:35AM EDT
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uneven show but at times very interesting and visually it's a treat to watch.

uneven show but at times very interesting and visually it's a treat to watch.

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Sep 28, 2015 1:02PM EDT
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best one in a long time from british tv

best one in a long time from british tv

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Sep 8, 2015 5:18AM EDT
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fantastic show

fantastic show

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Dec 16, 2014 9:04AM EST
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The first season was definately the best till now, but I still like to watch it. It is nice to see them experimenting with new ways of crime fighting.

The first season was definately the best till now, but I still like to watch it. It is nice to see them experimenting with new ways of crime fighting.

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Oct 5, 2014 11:29AM EDT
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gripping stories. great characters. great periode drama

gripping stories. great characters. great periode drama

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May 3, 2017 4:22PM EDT
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The characters don't have personalities, pacing is slow, lighting is too dark and there's nothing really to care about.

The characters don't have personalities, pacing is slow, lighting is too dark and there's nothing really to care about.

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Mar 19, 2017 8:48AM EDT
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The show status needs updating. It ended October 2016 for the 2nd and last time.

Ripper Street provides a gritty look at the evolving streets of London and the advent of technology at the time; be it the "moving-picture-machine" that is featured in "I Need Light" or the introduction of early forensics that follows through the series.

More interesting still is that it is the dirt and bones look at the uses of said technology that is in play here. This is no wink-wink "look at how charming early cameras were" depiction, but rather a portrayal of the underbelly of what those cameras would have been used for.

The show status needs updating. It ended October 2016 for the 2nd and last time.

Ripper Street provides a gritty look at the evolving streets of London and the advent of technology at the time; be it the "moving-picture-machine" that is featured in "I Need Light" or the introduction of early forensics that follows through the series.

More interesting still is that it is the dirt and bones look at the uses of said technology that is in play here. This is no wink-wink "look at how charming early cameras were" depiction, but rather a portrayal of the underbelly of what those cameras would have been used for.