TV Tuesday — Rippermania

Oct 25, 2011

I’m reading Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star, which is about an American girl who goes to boarding school in London’s Whitechapel neighborhood (a boarding school, you guys!) just as a killer starts copycatting the Jack the Ripper murders. Excellent stuff!

How appropriate is it that, starting tomorrow night, BBCAmerica is airing the 2009 series Whitechapel? And how lovely that it stars one of my favorite imaginary boyfriends, Rupert Penry-Jones? VERY appropriate and lovely!

Here’s what Entertainment Weekly has to say in their A- review:

This gripping BBC drama is a Sherlock Holmes mystery for the Homicide generation. As the murder rate in London’s Whitechapel neighbhorhood rises, two detectives (Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis) track a serial killer who seems to be modelling himself after Jack the Ripper. Prepare for gullet slicing, blood spurting, cop-versus-cop conflict, and more blood spurting. We can’t get enough.

Will you think less of me for thinking “YAY, blood and gore and Rupert Penry-Jones!”?

Anyone else planning to watch?

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