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Copper-first two episodes watched-not in love

Warning: Spoilers, TV Tropes Links and possible triggers ahead.



I can see all sort of places where it could be slashy and I was ticking off potential ships while watching the making off, but the problem is that Tom Weston-Jones isn't charismatic enough to launch anything. I just don't care if she shtups anybody and I certainly wouldn't shtup him myself.

The other major problem (I'll get to a bunch of minor ones next) is that I feel like he crossed a Moral Event Horizon with the murder of Contessa Popadou. Yes, I get that she was a horrible person and pimping out children is bad, and she's probably an accomplice to the murder of the sister, BUT once Haverford was dead, she would have been without protection and I'm thinking would have gone to jail and possibly been killed there. I also wasn't crazy about having Annie kill Haverford. If that was supposed to be all kinds of satisfying and awesome, it failed dismally at least with me.

Of course the whole plot-line was massively squicksome to begin with. I also get that they're attempting to show us how bad life was in that time and place so they're throwing the bad shit at us headlong, but you know what? I saw Deadwood. I loved Deadwood. People on Deadwood did much worse things and I was more interested in them. Copper is trying SO hard to out do Deadwood+Gangs of New York that it all feels a bit hollow. And since the lead is just blah, there's nothing to hold on to.

I do like the Robert Morehouse character. Kyle Schmidt has a lot more charm and charism, so I'm pretty much shipping him with everything in sight, male and female, including Maguire, although they look a little too much alike for my taste. The single slashiest moment I found regarding Corcoran was when Maguire threw a hairy conniption when the hooker he was with kept going on and on about Corcoran's wife. So maybe he's not all that hot for the wife to come back. Or maybe he had a thing her himself, but my slash-glasses say the former.

The tropes were really coming in fast and thick with Freeman, since I got to make snark about CSI Five Points and The Magical Negro. Really guys? The genius doctor just has to be the black guy? I actually liked Julius better, because he got to be subtly amusing without having his saintliness thrown in my face.

So yeah, two eps in, not really finding anything to fangirl (aside from Kyle Schmid). The search for a new fandom love continues...at least until the 3rd Season of Justified gets out on DVD.

ETA: BARE BUTTOCKS! In one whorehouse scene there was quite a lengthy shot of Maguire's tuchus where his buttocks were fully visible. This is on the same BBCA where Jack Harkness' bare arse was pixilated back in Children of Earth and it was on screen for a considerably shorter period of time. What's up with that?
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