Penny Dreadful

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Sunday 10:00 PM on Showtime Premiered May 11, 2014 Returning May 3, 2015

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AIRED ON 6/29/2014

Season 1 : Episode 8

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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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  • 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.
  • Victorian Gothic at its BEST!!!

    10
    All the damned and troubled souls from classic literature march in harmony, in Logan's creation. Penny Dreadful reincarnates Victorian Gothic in a way poetic and gruesome, elegant and raw, all together. It's the precious amalgam of: a) disciplined, inspired and emphatic acting, b) concrete and talented writing, and c) skillful and creative directing!



    It's one of the best productions of the last decade.

  • If Varney the Vampire had been penned today...

    10
    I've seldom seen a show more aptly named. If those Victorian penny dreadfuls had been penned today, this is exactly what they'd have been like. And having them brilliantly adapted to the screen is all the better. Add in a brace of excellent actors and the result is a sumptuous mishmash of Victorian horrors.



    I can hardly wait for season two!
  • RE-MARK YOUR CALENDARS

    Showtime Is Delaying Penny Dreadful's Season 2 Premiere

    The network has rescheduled the debut of its monster mash-up's second season.

  • IT'S GONNA BE A BLOODBATH!

    Penny Dreadful: Watch the Full-Length Season 2 Trailer... IF YOU DARE! (VIDEO)

    Meet the new evil in this two-minute look at Showtime's Victorian horror.

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