Penny Dreadful

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  1. Emperor Guillotine

    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    Just started watching this series last night, and now I am almost finished with the first season.

    As a fan of classic literature (including the many gothic tales), I dig the premise of this series that features characters such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Van Helsing, Mina Harker (Dracula), etc. all tied together in London. It's a little kooky at times, but a good supernatural series. I also just learned that this series is produced by Sam Mendes whom many of us know better for directing hit films such as American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, and Skyfall.

    And this coincidentally popped up for me. (Published a mere two hours ago.)

    Penny Dreadful Season 2 New Trailer, Synopsis, Promo Photos, And Spoilers, Eva Green And Josh Hartnett Characters Get Closer[VIDEO] : KpopStarz

    Anyone else watched it and have some thoughts to share?
     
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    It's good. sometimes I feel the execution falls flat a little bit.
    I like the show Sleepy Hollow, but that's a struggle. It always dies down near the end, then has a decent finale, but I end up asking "was all of that dragging worth this end?"
     
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    i have seen the complete first season an netflix in about a week. i like the setting and the characters are interesting. the premise of all those classic figures in one setting is what got me into it at first.
    i like slow pace of the sereis with outburst of violence, action and sex. a can't wait for season 2.
     
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    Just watched the season finale.
    Rather intense, but not as intense as I originally had hoped. Some pretty interesting twists/turns at the end though. Wow.
     
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    Mmm... Eva Green...

    I'm sorry, what were we talking about?
     
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    I made it through about 5 episodes before I lost track of it. Same thing happened with Season 4 of Homeland. Guess I will have to catch up.
     
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    looking forward to S2!
     
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    Season 2 finale just ended five minutes ago on Showtime and has already been uploaded to the streaming site that I use! I'm so ready to watch!

    Looking forward to Season 3 since the show has been renewed for another season! :hbang:
     
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    Not had a chance to watch any of S2 yet but have it all Sky+'d to watch. I loved S1. Def best Tv show of last year for me along with True Detective.
     
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    Sounds cool, I will have to start watching it :)
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    I love this show as a nice counterpoint to the epicness of GoT....both on same night here, DVR em both and watch one after the other.

    Like said above I dig the idea that all of these characters are in one place at the same time in London....weird stuff abounds and it's a nicely relaxed pace that I like. I've watched both seasons and can't wait for the third.
     
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    Not anymore. ;)
     
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    finishing up the first season now. i have to say, despite some missteps in pacing the show is terrific. although its pretty obvious that Eva Green is the driving force of everything. she's really easy on the eyes, but her acting range is incredible. its almost too bad she goes for more "low brow" roles, she could contend for serious acting accolades if she wanted to
     
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    After a super long and grueling ten-month wait, Penny Dreadful has finally returned! DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS??? There are no words! Here's to the start of Season 3! Cheers, gents!
     
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    Stoked, throwing it on now.
     
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    Holy crap. Didn't see either of those coming. This is gonna be awesome.
     
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    Definitely some interesting turns. The ending of the premiere episode just sticks with you.

    Thus far after only one episode, Season 3 picks right up where Season 2 left off, seems to be working at bringing the characters back together (since each is still on their own individual journey), and the writers of the show are definitely expending the scope of the show.
     
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    I started watching Penny Dreadful simply because I love Eva Green (and Timothy Dalton is my second-favourite Bond), but now I'm hooked on to the show as a whole. The score / soundtrack is excellent too!
     
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    Frankenstein's creature, Caliban...John Claire...I'm sure it's Dani Filth
     
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    I agree that this is a fantastic show! Excellent writing, excellent acting! Very well done! And Eva Green is an absolute evil looking knockout! Love her!
     

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