Penny Dreadful (2014– )

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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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 Ferdinand Lyle (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Madame Kali (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Dorian Gray (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Sir Malcolm Murray (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Vanessa Ives (8 episodes, 2014)
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 The Creature (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Brona Croft (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Sembene (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Dr. Victor Frankenstein (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Ethan Chandler (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Mina Harker (6 episodes, 2014)
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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As creator John Logan had never written a television series before, he did not produce a spec script, but instead wrote the first two episodes directly. When he had the opportunity to pitch it to Showtime, he also wrote a 40-page Bible exploring the characters and story, with the network eventually buying the show. See more »

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Sinister and Gothic!!!!
11 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

As the creators' fascination with 19th century horror literature comes to life we are introduced with a result that is part gory part calculated constraint but a pure visual pleasure. The show takes you to a setting evoking a sense of alarm under all the intrigue.This feeling is heightened by the score which is both evocative and hauntingly beautiful.

Timothy Dalton plays Sir Malcom, an explorer, who needs to bring together this group of mysterious individuals each seemingly having a secret of their own to locate his missing daughter.

Both Dalton and Josh Hartnett are reasonably good but it's Harry Treadaway and Eva Green who steal the show with their performances. Where Green can be both cold and beautiful Treadaway does an equally good job as a young Dr. Victor Frankenstein especially in the "plant the flag on truth" scene.

With the show currently in its initial stages much remains to be seen as to how it unfolds with so many characters (monsters??!!) to be introduced into a single plot. But as of now one thing is for sure that this show seems more about thrill and gore than horror. If that excites you then this show might be for you!


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