Ripper Street

Season 1 Episode 1

I Need Light

16
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 30, 2012 on Amazon Prime
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  • Complex and Detailed Period Thriller

    8.5
    It would seem the BBC has given the green-light to a well-budgeted series revolving, somewhat, around Jack the Ripper. The Ripper murders, however, are only a jumping-off point for a series of underworld crimes centering around the burgeoning pornographic business and de-valuing of females as sex objects. The dirt swirls and to get to the bottom of it all our inspector must go to places not only in the underbelly of London. The attention to period detail, excusing the mix of scenes in spring time as well as winter, is admirable. There is much revealed, but less so in the overall scheme of how this series will progress. This isn't a kick against it so much as a open-end that there is so much more to slowly surface. Excellent in many ways both in cast and execution. A must watch as for future episodes.