Penny Dreadful

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Sunday 10:00 PM on Showtime Premiered May 11, 2014 In Season

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AIRED ON 5/24/2015

Season 2 : Episode 4

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Season 2 : Episode 5

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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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Unwatchable

    4.0
    This show is useless..
  • Resist your initial misgivings and give it a chance.

    8.5
    I know what you're thinking when you read that this show intertwines Dracula, Frankenstein, werewolves, and other classic horror stories: the awful joke of a movie known as "Van



    Trust me, this show is worlds apart from that terrible movie. This show manages to tie various classic horror stories together in a way that is not at all cheesy.



    If you are a fan of horror, then give this show a chance. You will not be disappointed.moreless
  • What A Pleasant Surprise!

    8.5
    I was completely resistant to this show - even after Showtime graciously allowed us to see the first episode for free last spring, I let my biases sway me. Out of desperation (the DVD's I wanted were not available at my library) - I borrowed and binge-watched all of Season 1. Boy, was I wrong. It was not the standard "Victorian vampire mystery" - but so much more. Will be writing on the Community page - don't want to spill too much here.moreless
  • Delicious

    9.5
    (Un)holy damn, what a great first season! I just binged on season 1, and I have to say, I'm rarely as pleased with a recommendation as I was this time. This genre is difficult to nail down (or stake down?), with so many shows about pretty vampires or bubblegum horror, but PD pulled off a dark, seamless masterpiece in its first season. I wholeheartedly recommend others to watch this show!
  • How can tjis have 8.0 but a tween show like th originals is at 9.0. makes u wat to cry about the age group f the people on this website.

    10
    How can this have 8.0 but a tween show like the originals is at 9.0. makes u want to cry about the age group f the people on this website. the original musical score in Penny surpasses the originals in its entirety, with all that it has too offer, easily.
  • GRANDER GUIGNOL

    Penny Dreadful "Evil Spirits In Heavenly Places" Review: Scandal at the Ping-Pong Club (PHOTO RECAP)

    After last week's pit-stop in macabre flashback town, Vanessa and the gang find themselves newly provoked by the witches!

  • GRANDER GUIGNOL

    Penny Dreadful "The Nightcomers" Review: Hocus Focus (PHOTO RECAP)

    A flashback episode took us back to Vanessa's first run-in with witches. It did not go well!

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    Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense