Penny Dreadful

Sunday 10:00 PM on Showtime Premiered May 11, 2014 Between Seasons



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Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 6/29/2014

Season 1 : Episode 8

Show Summary

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

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  • hell of a series

    the review title says it all
  • Can't wait to watch this!!!

    So far I have only seen clips and a few minutes of the 1st episode and love what I see. I will wait till it comes to dvd and I can get it FREE from my library.
  • Clever and shocking!!

    The entire cast is Divine!!! MR Carney is absolutely breathtaking as Dorian Gray. He plays Mr. GRAY PURRFECTLY!!! Under a smooth and charming persona lies the ruthlessness others say is missing. Folks look carefully.

    Eva Green as the absolutely stunning young woman (Ms. Vanessa) fighting her own guilt and the Devil's efforts to control her. I haven't enjoyed a show like this in a very long time. Cheers to Showtime!! Ok folks watched the Season Finale last night and am dismayed by the good doctor!! Is he so callous as to take Bronas body back to his lab for his other beasties?? My God this man has no morals or conscience!! Tell me this as well does getting bitten by the vamps turn Ethan into Wolfman??? come on people!!

  • Embrace the Dark

    I'm not the one to give out unworthy praise for anything just because it is new or different. Most of the shit on television is flat out awful. That being said, Penny Dreadful is one of the most emotionally gripping pieces of theater I have ever seen. Absolutely masterful story telling and acting doesn't even begin to explain the greatness this show can and has reached. If ever you are in the mood to experience stories of the macabre, there simply is none better than Penny Dreadful.moreless
  • One of the best shows in years - and Eva Green absolutely outstanding

    Yes, Eva Green IS the show (@jonkeriksson: she is on_the_show's_poster for crying out loud, so if you don't get it, forget it). More than any other character. Every inch of her face, every syllable she says is perfectly placed and so believable no, so true that in some moments I completely forget that I am WATCHING a episode of a television show.

    Also, praise to the writers for the exquisite dialogue with some of the most gorgeous English I have ever heard in any film or read in any modern book. And to the directors to never overstate it, to always keep the style and never let it drift into an easy show-off of digital special effects like so many others.

    This is by far the best produced, best concepted and scripted and for many of the protagonists best acted show on television today.moreless

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    Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense