Penny Dreadful

Sunday 10:00 PM on Showtime Premiered May 11, 2014 Returning May 1, 2016



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AIRED ON 7/5/2015

Season 2 : Episode 10

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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    • The Bloodborne Equivilent Of A Macabre Horror Masterpiece.

      Enticing, Satiable and Intriguing are the first words that come into my mind after watching the first season of this show. I absolutely love this show. I mean I generally enjoy anything horror with a Victorian setting but this just blew it out of the water. I will start with the story which takes place in 1890's London and delves into a story about a man trying to find his daughter along with numerous other side plots which all are very fascinating. I will move onto the acting which in my opinion is what this show is all about. I mean I have never seen a show that has had so many relatable characters as this show. I honestly couldn't pick a favorite. I mean you have Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Danny Sapani and Timothy Dalton who is a Beast. I couldn't have picked better actors and actresses who evoke so much emotion in the scenes that it creates such a palpable atmosphere. The action is Superbly crafted being as it was created by John Logan who is the writer known for the recent 007 movies as well as Gladiator and The Last Samurai. The executive producer is Sam Mendes who is the director of the past two 007 films as well as Jarhead. The action is on point with very gruesome and in your face fight scenes that are very visceral and extremely chaotic. I will now move onto the cinematography and the location which was shot expertly and they filmed in both London and Ireland which I was happy to see because the aesthetic is certainly there without a doubt. I will close by saying this is a Phenomenal show which I pray continues for many seasons to come and the third season is coming out in May,2016. I plan on watching the second season tomorrow so I will post my review for that as soon as I finish it. Penny Dreadful isn't a show that you want to miss and if you love dark and Victorian London settings with many famous characters then you will certainly be in for an entertaining ride.moreless
    • No more Frankenstein please!!!!!!!

      Came to penny dreadful late, I've just binged watched season 1 & really enjoyed it apart from the Frankenstein monster. Every time the action & story is flowing along nicely up pops that boring Frankenstein to derail things for a scene or 2. What's the point of having him in there he has no bearing on the overall story & his constant whining about love & a mate was just irritating.moreless
    • Awsome!

      Best original series on tv.

      Great actors, great script. Love it!

      Eva Green... well, what can i say? I love this woman.
    • clear feminist agenda

      the show is good, but, doesn't depict the era without adding that feminist element that is prevalent in many shows currently..

      still the acting and atmosphere makes it a very watchable not a 10 and not a 1...
    • This show is excellent entertainment

      One of the most entertaining shows in years and eva greens acting is amazing!

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    Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense