I watched the first 2 episodes of the new BBC America series Copper, about a NYC copper dealing with NY Socialites in the 1800's. The first thought I had is how to shock the viewers by the subjects they cover. The second thought was how politically incorrect they are, yet they go to great lengths to have a very educated Black man, who is their medical doctor / coroner / forensic specialist.
Slavery, and freeing slaves, yet scared of blacks is a topic a socialite discusses, as well as women not having the right to vote. The importance of this dialog is to demonstrate and berate America's history, by this British production.
The main character is kind of an old school Clint Eastwood style cop and perhaps a little charles bronson and Chuck Norris and Steven Segal thrown in, and maybe serpico as well as eliott ness. With the help of 2 other partners who can be trusted, and the black doctor, they solve crimes, kill bad guys, and try to arrest guilty people. They are also into revenge, and have a very violent streak with a great deal of action, worthy of any of those american leading men I mentioned above. I may have added Arnold, but due to his corrupt infidelity issues, I will not give him the satisfaction of being part of the other action hero's.
What you have is a NYC police man who cannot be bribed, knows right from wrong, and not afraid to violently seek justice.
Besides the self hating America writers who have to belittle American History, and New York's finest, and piss me off for making us look bad, I have to say I was sucked into the story line, of a little homeless girl sold into sex slavery, and a good copper who comes to her rescue, NY Socialites getting away with murder, and buying their way out of hanging for their crimes. So many parallels with modern NY, yet so much fantasy.
While I understand how important it is to have an African American on a TV show, making him the most intelligent person in all of New York, makes this a very unrealistic show, not because African American Men and women cannot be intelligent, but because it is not very plausible in the 1800's that they could have even gone to college to be taught.
Why does every British show about police and detectives, have to make so many sherlock holmes references?
from the mini documentary it seems that this was an American production that was either green lighted or sold to the BBC? It seems like the American writers are restabling or just reminding of a obama style class war, unfortunate for them, not many americans watch the BBC and the ones who do, are to intelligent not to see through their rewriting and retelling of American history.
I wonder what kind of hatred that have in store for us ne t? Its like a mimichael moore propaganda movie disguised as a clint eastwood violence western.