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.
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[Willa Ford and her dancers, dancing to the tune of "I Wanna Be Bad", appear in front Mickey's bed]
Am I too young for you now?
No. No, you're perfect.
Not even in your dreams, old man.
[Willa flips him the finger and disappears]
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I am a woman and enjoy this show very much! I think it's hilarious, and also poignant at times. The guy-talk certainly reminds me of my personal experiences of girl-talk, and these scenes along with the "fantasies" are among my favourites. The dialogue just flows so naturally. So Mickey (Mike Binder) does stupid things, but don't we all although we "should know better", especially when we're torn? I also like it that although at first his two friends Jake (Jake Weber) and Doug (Taylor Nichols) seemed to be perfect impersonations of the total opposite points of view - philandering vs. complete devotion to your partner - in the course of the first season we have begun to see they go much deeper than that. Doug and his wife have a great relationship - how many men would tell their wives they had almost gone to a Japanese massage parlor with a friend??!! For the second season, I'm especially looking forward to find out more about Jake and why he became such a philanderer. He's such a riddle - although I cannot condone his constant cheating, I agree with what a friend says about him: he has his own warped sense of "chivalry". You saw it in his behaviour with his friends, and also when he went out with Missy - he only wanted to show her a good time, and didn't try to land her. The episode where his "computer girl" retired was very interesting - he had stated earlier that he could be with the same hooker for years and not feel anything, but now found out that isn't quite true. But he's only beginning to find such things out about himself, so I'm sure next season will be an interesting one for him. I'm also looking forward to see how Mickey and Donna's relationship will go on, and how Doug and Carol's relationship will be affected by her going back to work.
To all involved in shooting "Mind": Keep the good work up!!
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