PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “Possession”

     June 22, 2014

What Penny Dreadful‘s penultimate first season episode “Possession” taught us above all is that Sir Malcolm is essentially a Victorian Professor X.  (I’ll let you all fill in the blanks as to who that makes Ethan, Victor and Vanessa). The …

PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “What Death Can Join Together”

     June 15, 2014

Penny Dreadful has become one of those delightful shows that starts strong, and then just keeps getting stronger.  After the exceptional “Closer Than Sisters” last week, it was possible, even probable that “What Death Can Join Together” might hit a …

PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “Closer Than Sisters”

     June 8, 2014

“Closer Than Sisters” was Penny Dreadful‘s strongest episode yet, and with the backstory of The Creature in play, that’s really saying something.  The show seems to be getting more into a pattern of “dreadful” episodic tales, or at least, taking …

PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “Demimonde”

     June 1, 2014

In its fourth episode, Penny Dreadful does not cease to amaze in how it has drawn together and played around with, in a way that really resonates, these characters from classic horror literature (plus a few others).  One of the …

PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “Resurrection”

     May 25, 2014

First of all, no, I haven no idea how my insane brain made the connections it did regarding the end of Penny Dreadful‘s second episode, “Séance.”  (I’m off that cold medication now).  What I do know is that in “Resurrection” …

PENNY DREADFUL Recap: “Séance”

     July 11, 2014

In Penny Dreadful‘s first episode, “Night Work,” Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) told Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) to not be amazed by what he sees.  Indeed, there were many monsters and horrors to be beheld by Ethan, and by viewers.  …

PENNY DREADFUL Series Premiere Recap: “Night Work”

     May 12, 2014

Few locations and time periods have been the source of such constant fascination as Victorian London, the setting of Showtime’s newest drama series Penny Dreadful.  Though some recent series (mostly on PBS) have flirted with going on monarch further — …