I don't know how we found Copper on Netflix. Maybe John had heard about it and went looking for it, or maybe it popped up after something else we watched with one of those “You might like…” messages.
In any case, we watched the entire series (season 1, hopefully more are coming!) in just a couple of days. We couldn't stop watching it!
The first thing that struck me is that it's a BBC show (and I'll try almost anything the BBC does), but it's set in 1860s New York City. It's about “a rugged young Irish cop” in a poor area of the city, trying to keep the peace between all manner of people.
He's recently back from the war, so starting with the first episode you learn that he's looking for his missing wife and daughter. There's lots of great tension between characters and interesting conflicts because one of his closest war friends is a rich white man and the other is a black doctor.
Like most great TV shows that I like, the supporting cast is as interesting as the main characters. There was never a time in any episode when I was not paying full attention to what was happening. (That says a lot because I'm usually trying to multi-task when I watch TV.)
If any of the above even vaguely touches on something you're interested in, I urge you to give this show a try! It's good!
4 stars, Really Liked It (per the Netflix ratings system)