Ripper Street: Leonard Maltin's Review of Ripper Street

Here's what Leonard Maltin has to say about Ripper Street!

Another period-based crime thriller is just around the bend. Lying in wait down a dank, cobbled alleyway, Ripper Street is more than enough to keep BBC America drama lovers ecstatic

Thus the stage is set for a gosh-darn thrilling crime series, lead by Matthew Macfadyen as the intrepid Inspector Edmund Reid. One of my Brit favs since the spy series MI-5, Macfadyen, as Reid, feels more than just a little bit of guilt for letting the areas most infamous killer slip through his fingers.

There are eight episodes and a lot of ground is plowed in the first two; suspenseful story lines, intelligently executed, with well-drawn characters. All in all, excellent stuff for any mystery buff.

Read Leonard's full review HERE.  Don't forget that Ripper Street begins in the US/Canada (BBC America/Space)  this Saturday Jan 19th at 9 pm EST/ 8 pm CST.  Ripper Street continues on BBC in the UK on Sunday at 9 pm