Ripper Street

(63 Posts)
BaconAndAvocado Sun 13-Jan-13 21:39:36

Who is the American actor playing the...er..American? What's he been in?

Getting a bit of a Sunday night crush on him, now Cousin Matthew from Downton is no more what's a girl to do?

SinisterBuggyMonth Sun 24-Feb-13 22:58:30

Brilliant. Love the detail of the set, costumes, titles, like real care and attention thats gone into this. The last scene with Jackson with his feet up on Reeds desk could have been from The Sweeny, Life on Mars Victorian times. Love the sideburns too (I was born in the wrong century)

More please!

MorrisZapp Mon 25-Feb-13 09:33:23

Well it was bloody marvellous wasn't it. The last two episodes really kicked up the pace and the emotional agony, I could hardly cope.

I think they pushed their luck a bit with a couple of scenes (the bit where they scalped the slave trader and pretended he was alive seemed a stretch to me) but so much of it was superb it's hard to know where to begin the praise. Jerome Flynn has been a genuine revelation, truly amazing. Reid is just perfect, ponderous, tortured yet human. Anybody else actually jump off the sofa and indulge in fist pumping when he finally got his leg over? I absolutely love the orphanage lady, hope she's featured in the new series.

Reid's wife has a very strong presence, will be interesting to see where that goes. Will their marriage rekindle? Or will he find comfort elsewhere? Come to think of it, will she find comfort elsewhere? Go on Mrs Reid, we won't judge.

I found myself moved almost to tears by the loss of Hobbs, I had my eye on him as a grower. Long Susan may need to try some new facial expressions - hard eyes and tiny mouth will only take a character so far. And will Rose become a bobby's wife - surely not. That would be a Niles/ Daphne chemistry killer wouldn't it.

I love the newspaper editor too, though I don't understand why he sacrificed his ear to protect Jackson. Anyone know?

Really can't actually wait for the next series. Think I will rewatch this lot too, I'm sure I missed loads of detail first time round. I might not bother with the first ep though, talk about ill judged tone.

Love, love, loved it.

Saltire Mon 25-Feb-13 10:01:41

Is the orphanage lady the same actress who played DI Manson's wife in The Bill? I'm sure I have seen her somewhere before?

I loved this series,a nd especially Jerome Flynn (aka Paddy garvey grin) good to see him back on tv

Sallster Mon 25-Feb-13 11:23:08

Jerome Flynn was in Game of Thrones recently, as was the guy who played Barnaby the brother last night! Hodor...

Sallster Mon 25-Feb-13 11:24:17

And it took me ages to work out (OK I had to Google it) that the actor playing the Slaver was one of the Borgia sons... it was really bugging me where I had seen him before!

Clawdy Mon 25-Feb-13 15:02:32

I so wanted it to be his daughter,but yes,it would have been too neat...sad

fussychica England Mon 25-Feb-13 15:15:55

Great series - looking forward to the next one. Like others I couldn't believe it when Hobbs died - thought he had bigger things ahead of him - bit upsetsad

PimpMyHippo Mon 25-Feb-13 17:08:57

It was almost the end by the time I realised that Clara (evil Victor's sister) was played by the same person who was Frankie in Lip Service. What a difference!

Badvoc Mon 25-Feb-13 17:19:48

Adam rothenberg is fab as Jackson.
Well, they are all well cast really.
Nice to see jerome Flynn back too.
Can't wait for the second series!....

Sallster yes it was great to see David Oakes in last night's episode wasn't it. He does a brilliant nasty/spoiled/creepy character. Pity he won't be in Borgias Season 3! sad

Absolutely loved Ripper Street, it just got better and better with each episode .

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 26-Feb-13 13:59:53

shipwreck - me too - as in the girl being in being human

weird series, i enjoyed the first one, got a little lost 4/5 and last episode i fell asleep in ( i think) or just didnt understand sad

the kidnapping by the brothers and sister - why did they do this?

the jangling of bells on the stand, assume had lots of girls tied up -for what reason

knew the amercian couldnt be the ripper smile

so is his daughter dead?

who was the other girl

maybe i need to rewatch on iplayer lol

WizardofOs Tue 26-Feb-13 19:10:04

the kidnapping by the brothers and sister - why did they do this? - they were selling the girls to men in South America (assume British men rather than South Americans)

the jangling of bells on the stand, assume had lots of girls tied up -for what reason - all girls they had kidnapped to sell and were keeping there until the ship sailed.

Knew the american guy was not the ripper - the prositute he was supposed to have killed was actually killed by the Pinkerton villan in the last episode to frame him.

so is his daughter dead? - looks like she is

who was the other girl - someone they found on a street corner abandoned

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 26-Feb-13 22:01:21

thanks wizard smile

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