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.
The episode opens in June 19, 1964, with Miriam's sister, Lana, putting The Kinks' single You Really Got Me on. In reality, the single wasn't released until August 4 in the UK, and later on August 26 in the US. By the time the single was out, Miriam was already dead. See more »