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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 Sir Malcolm Murray (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Vanessa Ives (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Ethan Chandler (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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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 (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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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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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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There is some thing within us all.

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Billie Piper, Timothy Dalton, David Warner and Helen McCrory have appeared in the revived series of "Doctor Who". See more »

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An odd duck, this one.
12 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode was a typical getting-to-know-you episode where it introduces most of the characters and some intriguing aspects. At first, I was like, "Oh gods above not another vampire show" - boy, was I wrong. By the end of the second episode, I was totally hooked by Eva Green's performance alone. Just stunning work by her in the séance scene. Totally blew me away.

Don't judge a show by it's pilot. Otherwise there would be none at all.

This show is definitely not your average telling of famous stories (vampires, Dorian Gray) as it takes the most gruesome aspects of those tales and incorporates them in whatever manner suits the storyline; Penny Dreadful does not shy away from the taboo, something that has been plaguing certain stories such as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. This show loves the grotesque and downright sinister nature of storytelling and can depend on its actors to do the job right.

I am highly intrigued by what's to come. It's gritty, filthy, and utterly captivating. I can't see love triangles or any soap opera clichés on the horizon and that makes me optimistic.


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