There was only one word for this week’s instalment of Ripper Street: grim. While it started off as the ‘typical’ gay period drama love story, complete with the edges of the screen blurred like a dream sequence, it soon all descended into death, debt, blackmail and gore.
The newest member of the Whitechapel team stepped up to the mark this week and attempted to earn his stripes with some undercover work.
Ripper Street is a testosterone-fuelled ride but this week the ladies of the East End took centre stage.
We have seen the ugly side of the British Empire with last week’s bent copper and the opium dens of the East End. This week it was the Victorian obsession with the freakish.
With the clocks going back and the nights growing ever longer and darker, and the street lamps casting eerie shadows across the way on the arduous walk home, Ripper Street returns at just the right time.
This week was the penultimate episode of Being Human and things started to pick up.
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