Sunday’s Copper was La Tempête in a Bottle

Tom Weston-Jones stars as Detective Kevin Corcoran on BBC America’s “Copper” Sundays, 10pm ET

Driving home in the rain last night, my mood lightened some when I realized I had a new episode of Copper waiting for me on my HD DVR. It was episode 5, which means we’re at the midpoint. I can tell from the comments on the website (bbcamerica.com/copper) that people are hoping it gets picked up for a second season (I’m definitely in that group).

I’m amazed by some of the comments of viewers that they can’t hear it or that it’s filmed too dark. I can think of only a handful of reasons why those television viewers are having problems. 1) they are watching it on an old television set; 2) they are watching it on a new television set without additional speakers; 3) they have the right set-up and always have surround sound on and do not know how to turn it off and/or adjust it.

For those who leave comments that it’s filmed too dark – come on people – read your television manual. Learn how to operate one of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you own (next to your car). There are different (automatic) settings you can experiment with.

Try it – please – but don’t comment about it on the website of a television show likes it’s their friggin’ fault! Now, on to important matters.

I love, love, love shows that make you feel like you’re not being … denied (for lack of a better word). FX’s Justified made me feel like that. Watching Copper, when the first commercial came, about 14 minutes into the TV Hour, I was overjoyed knowing I had at least 45 more minutes (including commercials).

In my first post about Copper I made an error when I said it was WRITTEN by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Those two gentlemen are executive producers. I apologize. While I was tuttuling around the site this morning I found this little nugget of information: Copper’s series premiere delivered BBC America’s highest-rated telecast ever in Live +7 Day on Sunday, August 19. From what I understand about television numbers lingo, that’s nothing to be ashamed about.

If you still need a little shove, here it is:

American Horror Story

AHS – Asylum, Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 17 at 10pm (Eastern).

In the meantime I’ve noticed that my DVR has been recording Season 1 episodes that I missed. I’m certainly not complaining. I had originally recorded them on my regular DVR and when I decided to watch them I was greeted with glitches, skips and entire sections skipped over.

I could have just blamed it on the “ghosts” but unfortunately that wasn’t the problem … or the solution. I instead set-up my HD DVR to record the episodes and sat down on a Sunday to watch 8 of them in a row.

There are two that I missed: Murder House (Episode 3) and Halloween, Part 1 (Episode 4).

That’s the real beauty of DVRs. You have nothing better to do on a Sunday, it’s cold and rainy, you pop some popcorn and sit down with your DVR remote in hand and zoom through the commercials and get completely caught up on a series in less than 6 hours.

FXnetworks.com also has a great website promoting the new season and lots of fun things for Season 1 including a witchy family portrait game and an opportunity to Explore the House from Season 1.

AHS Season 1 is nominated for 17 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Movie or a Miniseries.

What fun the FX American Horror Story Season 1 web site is. I wish I would have gone there before viewing the episodes. If you haven’t viewed any of Season 1, go to the FX web site and partake in the interactive “exercises.”

Then get ready to record Season 2 premiering Wednesday October 17.

Jessica Lange returns in a lead role with other original cast members including Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson. Adam Levine, James Cromwell, Chloë Sevigny, Joseph Fiennes, Clea Duvall and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are new this season.