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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Taraji P. Henson,
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Crystal R. Fox,
The acting isn't bad really, which was what I was worried about at first, but it's honestly not (not amazing, though). They don't have a laugh track, which I love.
The writing is...okay. It's not bad, but it feels like watching an actual person's life going on, only simplified. The scenes aren't snappy or very interesting, but not boring either. It's like the conversations actual people have - only the kind of not so interesting ones you'd never put in a show.
They spend too long on the same scene on the same set. Some of the characters overact their comedic moments. The comedic timing isn't that great.
But it's not bad if you want to kill some time and want something kind of bland to give your mind a rest.
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