“Copper,” BBC America’s first original scripted series, is something special. You enter the world of this transporting show – the dirt streets of 1864 Manhattan – feeling lost among complete strangers. You’re a bit out to sea, which is what the creators and producers, including Tom Fontana (“Oz,” “Homicide”) and Barry Levinson (“Homicide,” “Diner”), are going for. They’re dropping us into a city that is alien and in ruins, despite the fact that it’s New York.
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