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Penny Dreadful’s Verbis Diablo is Full of Small Talks

After over a one year hiatus, I’m picking up Penny Dreadful again. Season two episode two’s Verbis Diablo is a pleasant surprise with the return of quirky gay Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle and the meeting of Caliban/ John Clare/ the Creature and the singular Miss Vanessa Ives. Strangely, when you pair two melodramatic characters, they tend…

Penny Dreadful’s “Fresh Hell” Blood Bath Bonanza

Several episodes of Penny Dreadful are available for free! Link posted at the bottom. But if you’d like to watch the entire Season one. Here’s the link. What do those people do? Those who have been chosen? They bitch and moan, apparently. I was severely disappointed by Season one of Penny Dreadful. The show is…

Grand Guignol is A Grand Phooey

Despite its suggestion, “The Grand Guignol” is not a grand finale or a great climax, it’s like they gave up midway and decided to lay the groundwork for an even bigger house of phooey known as season two. Fie, I say! Fie! In episode eight, Vanessa rejects Dorian’s further advances, and he tears up at…

Sex, Spiders, and Stupid

Hurrah, brave travelers, seven episodes in and we’re almost done with the journey. The contents of this episode is encapsulated in one sentence: for a while, Vanessa Ives is possessed. In the hands of a comedian, Vanessa Ives’ demon could be played for laughs. Yes, he torments Vanessa horribly, but to others, his power is…

Romantic References Doth Not Make A Good Episode

After writing the several vitriolic reviews about Penny Dreadful, why continue? Because I believe in redemption. The title of this episode comes from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s’ “Adonais: An Elegy on the Death on John Keats.” And yes, he’s the husband of Mary Shelly, author of Frankenstein. That’s a writerly wink if there ever was one.…

Closer Than Sisters Verdict: Skip It!

Even if you’re a fan of Penny Dreadful, I really recommend that you skip this episode because it adds nothing positive to the storyline. The only exception is if you like Victorian mental institutions, sex scenes in which one of the participants is invisible, and/or seizures and vomiting. So there you have it, why don’t…

Finally, Sensationalism Pays Off in “Demimonde”

Penny Dreadful episode four “Demimonde” has been my favorite episodes thus far for one tiny five minute scene. Dorian Gray, Vanessa Ives, and Ethan Chandler and Brona Croft all attend the theater. The scene shifts between the audience’s reactions, the stage, and Frankenstein’s Creature/ Caliban running himself ragged with sound effects, changing backdrops, and special…

I Hated Penny Dreadful’s “Resurrection”

My frustrations with Penny Dreadful are mounting, especially since this is the third episode, nothing is resolved, and they decide to have a flashback episode. I don’t care about Frankenstein’s stupid past, or Caliban’s unending abuse. Despite its initial promise, the only thing that has not disappointed is Eva Green’s costuming. “Resurrection,” demonstrates Penny Dreadful‘s…

Entre Nous, Penny Dreadful’s “Night Work” is Outre

After a lot of recommendations, I finally decided to try watching Penny Dreadful, even though I usually avoid anything that touches on horror. Expect low ratings, I was too scared to drink while watching the first episode, because I was afraid I was going to choke from fright. As the London police investigate a brutal…