Not too long ago (in our last incarnation to be exact), a certain Professor Buzz-kill (@professor-extreme ), crashed one of our Ripper Street reviews to share with the class the announcement that Ripper Street had been cancelled due to low viewer numbers in the UK. A certain dashing ‘devil-may-care’ hero (I will be reading for the part of dashing hero this evening, thank you), rose to the occasion to contest such wild speculations, and I quote “It would seem folly of the BBC to cancel a British show that has such good numbers in the American resale market” to which in response, this villain of a man, this nefarious professor of which I speak, fairly scoffed the blackheart that he is . . . yeah, okay, full disclosure – I don’t recall the exact exchange but there was definitely some scoffing involved and some asserting by yours truly – what does the BBC know about good TV? They bought Neighbors when Australia grew sick of it for heaven’s sake . . . but I digress. Point is, apparently Amazon has saved Ripper Street. So suck it Professor Doom-and-Gloom, Americans arrive to save the day after Brits drop the ball yet again (um, has the WWII references grown stale do you think?).

In all seriousness, this means another season of Ripper Street and that quite frankly, is excellent news . . .

 

Ripper Street Renewed for Third Season

 

8 Comments
  1. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    Knock on wood . . .

  2. Professor Extreme! 4 years ago

    Strange, I don’t remember much doom saying, Still a good result for decent TV.

  3. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    I might have exaggerated slightly for um . . . it’s called artistic license, alright? Shuddap . . .

  4. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    Watched Season 2, Episode 1 “Pure as the Driven” on DVD last night (they cut out too much making room for commercials to watch it on BBC America), and it was with absolute delight that I was reminded how much I enjoy this show.

    I make no apologies for my unabashed enthusiasm for the plot, characters and dialogue. And if it’s truly just an over-the-top bromance for the colonial market, as some claim, so be it, keep it coming and while you’re at it – blow it out your pompous ear.

    For a more balanced review follow the link below (check out the comments for a chuckle) . . .

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/oct/28/ripper-street-tv-review

  5. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    . . . and I confess, I had to turn on the subtitles.

  6. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Just watched Season 2, Episode 6 – A Stronger Loving World last night, and I remain amazed by the writing, the sets, the costumes, what a fun show. If you have yet to watch Ripper Street check out season one on Netflix or pick up the DVDs.

    Now can someone please tell me where I get myself some Captain Jackson duds . . .
    I want Jackson's Waistcoat!

  7. Professor Extreme! 3 years ago

    . . . and I confess, I had to turn on the subtitles.

    Yep, written in English, a language your continent forgot.

  8. Forlath Grey 3 years ago

    Oh, absolutely. Why, without a doubt every British erudite alive wouldn’t deign to vocalize his dizzying intellect in any dialect but the melodious tones of the cockney dialect, cor blimey, guv’nor.

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