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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels 

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When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.

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Natalie Dormer ...  Alex / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Daniel Zovatto ...  Tiago Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Kerry Bishé ...  Sister Molly Finnister 10 episodes, 2020
Adriana Barraza ...  Maria Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Jessica Garza ...  Josefina Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Michael Gladis ...  Councilman Charlton Townsend 10 episodes, 2020
Johnathan Nieves ...  Mateo Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Rory Kinnear ...  Peter Craft / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Nathan Lane ...  Lewis Michener 10 episodes, 2020
Dominic Sherwood ...  Kurt 10 episodes, 2020
Julian Hilliard ...  Tom Craft 9 episodes, 2020
Santino Barnard ...  Frank Branson 8 episodes, 2020
Sebastian Chacon ...  Fly Rico 8 episodes, 2020
Adam Rodriguez ...  Raul Vega 8 episodes, 2020
Hudson West ...  Trevor Craft 8 episodes, 2020
Amy Madigan ...  Miss Adelaide 8 episodes, 2020
Thomas Kretschmann ...  Richard Goss 8 episodes, 2020
Kyle McArthur ...  Brian Koenig 6 episodes, 2020
Piper Perabo ...  Linda Craft 6 episodes, 2020
Adan Rocha ...  Diego Lopez 6 episodes, 2020
Lin Shaye ...  Dottie Minter 6 episodes, 2020
Brent Spiner ...  Ned Vanderhoff 6 episodes, 2020
Stephanie Arcila ...  Bernadette Romero 6 episodes, 2020
Scott Beehner ...  Frank Murphy 6 episodes, 2020
Christine Estabrook ...  Beverly Beck 5 episodes, 2020
Lorenza Izzo ...  Santa Muerte 5 episodes, 2020

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1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city's first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart. Written by SHOWTIME

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
2 June 2020 | by robfollowerSee all my reviews

This well-crafted series combines the Victorian penny dreadful storytelling tradition with Southern California's political, industrial, and culturally-rich history to create a unique horror-filled experience. The narratives spun here are decidedly American, and the connection to its British past may seem distant. But Magda's presence is a constant reminder of the relationship, and her presence becomes inextricably linked with Mexican-American traditions and folklore involving the spirit world.

As the murder investigation collides with the supernatural, it creates a clever forum that highlights the disturbing political attitudes and racial tensions of the time. But Magda's demonic exploitation of these social ills serves to magnify the weaknesses of a divided society. The fact that some of the dialogue sounds similar to contemporary rhetoric is equally as disturbing. It may not be as gothic as the original, but Penny Dreadful: City of Angels offers an entertaining and well-produced series that's worth tuning into.


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