Penny Dreadful 1.03: “Resurrection”
May28

Penny Dreadful 1.03: “Resurrection”

[Note: The following review contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Penny Dreadful, including the most recent, “Resurrection”.] After the shocking twist that brought last week’s episode of Penny Dreadful to a grisly halt, the third picks up exactly where we left off, with the murder of Frankenstein’s second creation, Proteus, at the hands of his first “child”. The monstrous prodigal son...

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Penny Dreadful 1.02: “Séance”
May19

Penny Dreadful 1.02: “Séance”

[Note: The following review contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Penny Dreadful, including the most recent, “Séance”.] Last week, I was completely captivated by the debut episode of Penny Dreadful, particularly by those mesmerizing final 10 minutes of the show, which presented a twist on the Frankenstein story unlike any other I had ever seen. Its tantalizing blend of surprisingly emotional, character-driven...

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Penny Dreadful 1.01: “Night Work”
May09

Penny Dreadful 1.01: “Night Work”

From the moment I learned that Showtime would be debuting a new 8-episode, original Gothic steampunk horror series set in Victorian London called Penny Dreadful (filmed in Ireland and co-produced by the British channel, Sky Atlantic), I knew I would have to watch it and possibly review it weekly for the site. But I was never expecting it to be as legitimately fantastic as the pilot indicates it’s going to be. Stylish? Sure....

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