I started watching Penny Dreadful last Christmas. I was most emphatically against the horror genre having no taste for thrillers and gore. But after spending the fall and winter months immersed in the world of the American Horror Story, I was eager to try something new. Penny Dreadful looked deliciously romantic being set in the 1860’s London and the set/costume design looked to be on par with Downton Abbey. I set out to watch the first season expecting only minor thrills, romance and not much more. The first minute in the first episode of the first season scared me to death and from then on, I was hanging on to the edge of my seat expecting, loving and revelling in the charms, horrors and sheer brilliance that are all the characters in this show.
For all those of you out there thinking, “I don’t need another tv show in my life”, boy are you wrong! I cannot speak highly enough for this show! I would go so far as to say that it equals GOT which, for me, is saying a lot.
The show follows Vanessa Ives, Dr. Frankenstein, his creatures, Dorian Grey and a host of other characters that are played by seriously talented (and I must confess– beautiful) actors. Eva Green is spectacular and I love her more and more with each episode. The most recent episode did not have her in it and I almost stopped watching, but then couldn’t because everyone on screen was magnificent. Yes…that is the struggle you face when you start this show.
Unfortunately, there are approx. ten or less episodes each season and there are only two more episodes left until Penny Dreadful is done its run in 2015. But, it has (obviously) been renewed by Showtime for a third season which means that you lot have until 2016 to catch up.
Watch it. Right now. Trust me, you’ll thank me later. Let me know in the comments below how much you love it!
Until next week,
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