The subtle trick Showtime's "Penny Dreadful is that it is far less about the blood, gore and the specter of gruesome death than the sharp pain and exhilarating pleasure of living, and the terror of feeling alone even in close company. Read our review in the May Picks section.
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »
This was an incredibly funny and clever show, although it is many years since it was first broadcast, and I have never seen it advertised as being repeated again.
Very witty and genuinely laugh out loud. It's a real shame it has never made DVD! Every so often I'll look to see but always disappointment, I guess it was one of those gems that has to remain undiscovered by many!
Written by Steven Moffat who went on to write a couple of the new series of Doctor Who's and who also wrote Coupling, though I thought Joking apart was funnier because of the "always ending up in a situation"!
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