The Trailer for the 4th Most Anticipated Show of the Summer Has Arrived
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The Trailer for the 4th Most Anticipated Show of the Summer Has Arrived

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 6, 2012 | Comments ()


Yesterday over on WarmingGlow, I wrote about the 15 Most Anticipated Shows of the Summer. I did not include "True Blood." You know exactly why so don't make me have to explain it to you (and yes, Sarah will be covering the crap out of it for those of you with unhealthy addictions to televisual soft-core vampire porn). The top three shows are fairly obvious, but the Dark Horse candidate of the summer has to be "Copper," the first original program on BBC America. Why? It comes from Tom Fontana, who runs in the same TV circles as David Simon, and was a writer and/or creator on shows like "Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," and "St. Elsewhere."

The show, which debuts in August, centers an Irish immigrant cop trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter. It's suppose to be thematically rich, focusing on social stratification and racial issues in nearly post-Civil War New York City. It actually sounds better than it looks in the trailer, but it gets an immediate season pass from me because it also stars Franka Potente. Unfortunately, the music in this trailer is dreadful.

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  • I too am a dedicated fan of Franka Potente. And I don't think I actually saw her in that trailer... Was I not watching closely enough?

  • supafly

    Where is his accent meant to be from? Just once I'd like an actual Irish accent on an actual Irish character. Trailer does make it look fucking terrible too. That is disappointing as the description really did pique my interest. 

  • ee  Main dude is Irish. So with my 1 week of Ireland travelling 2 years ago under my belt. I'd say it works.

  • I_Sell_Books

    I swear this is based on the book The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye.  If not, it's an awful similarity.

  • Bodhi

     I just finished Gods of Gotham. Its was fantastic!

  • You're right.  The music in the trailer is dreadful.  Law & Order:  Five Points Unit looks like a cool show, nonetheless.  Sometimes I wish I had a TV.

  • hapl0

    1860s CSI, just what we've been waiting for. 

  • PaddyDog

    Ballymena Bob, "Boyo" is a common term used in Wicklow and Wexford.  My mother is incapable of making a sarcastic statement without putting "Boyo" in for good measure.  If you want to see how common it is, make a little visit to the blog where you will see  it used just about anytime one commenter wants to disagree with the other, or when referring to the government as in "them boyos in the Dail"

  • Ballymena Bob

    Ballymena Bob, "Boyo" is a common term used in Wicklow and Wexford.

    So, the two counties nearest Wales, then. I stand by my unsubstantiated and disputed claim - "Boyo" is Welsh.

    Also, I have never heard the expression "them boyos in the Dail". Them fuckers in the Dail - yes. Them gobshites... etc., but "them boyos" - no.

  • PaddyDog

     It probably is Welsh.  No argument here.  But it is absolutely still in common usage in Ireland.  And since we're being really nitpicky here, the more common term is "them feckers in the Dail":  we prefer the "fe" form of the insult over the "fu" form, since for reasons I will never understand, RTE allows people to say "fecker" but not "fucker" on the air. 

    Whatever our differences, I hope we can agree at least on this statement:

    Them boyos Jedward are a right shower of fuckers

  • Ballymena Bob

    "Fecker" isn't really a swear word, though. My mother would say "fecker" before she would say "bugger". I'm not sure "fecker" even counts as a real word. I'm pretty sure it was invented by Dermot Morgan in the early eighties who then fooled everyone into believing it was of Gaelic origin(!)

    As for Jedward, I think "right shower of fuckers" makes them sound more interesting than they really are. Little shits? Fucking eejits?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "Them boyos Jedward are a right shower of fuckers."

    Thanks, PaddyDog. That made my day.

    Re the trailer: Is it just me, or has that supposed Irish immigrant a streamlined American accent? That's a bit jarring.

  • PaddyDog

     Fabius:  It was difficult to catch because he mumbled a lot but it sounded to me like the accent of a southside Dublin (I'm guessing the Blackrock area since it's not pure D4), Jesuit-educated guy who had maybe spent a summer in the US on a J1.  In other words, decidedly not the type to end up a cop in Five Points in the 1800s.  But I didn't want to carp on that in the opening comments because it would be a little too predictable for the Mick to complain about the accent.

    As for Jedward, some countries harbor deep shameful secrets that can never be spoken of.  We send ours to Eurovision.

  • Ballymena Bob

    "Boyo" is a Welsh thing. I have never heard anyone in Ireland use the word "boyo" so why do American made TV shows, and movies, think it is common usage in Ireland?

  • jon29

     My boss is Irish. Calls me "boyo" all the time.

  • Ballymena Bob

    He's an imposter. He's really welsh.

  • NynjaSquirrel

    It might not be common use now, but it certainly was used during the period this was set.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Oh and I can't be the only one with a huge reservoir of love for Franka Potente..? I find her immensely attractive despite not finding her attractive at all. And if that doesn't make any sense, then...well, that exactly illustrates the Power of Potente.

  • zeke_the_pig

    The Thick of It with swear words bleeped out would sound what Shakespeare would sound like if every 'thee', 'thou' and 'thine,' as well as every pun was bleeped out. It would also be as much of a travesty. 

  • PaddyDog

    I dunno. It seems to be very 21st century sensibilities dressed up in period clothing.  BBC's track record has not been that great recently.   White Heat is a load of crap and don't get me started on The Hour.  I'd be much happier if they just stopped shoving Top Gear with its obnoxious host down our throats and negotiated with HBO to show The Thick of It so we wouldn't have to listen to 40 minutes of bleeps. 

  • pajiba

    What? You dare criticize The Hour! On the other hand, I can't even imagine what The Thick of It might be like bleeped out. From another room, it must sound like a warning from the Emergency Broadcast System. 

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