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Penny Dreadful Discussion Thread


Pikachu199212.95K Former Translator
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Welcome to the "Penny Dreadful Discussion Thread!"

Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a second season! ... Season 2 begins on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10pm! - In season 2, "the hunters are now the hunted!"

This is an Emmy Award Winning performance for Eva Green! No one has even come close this year, and that includes the women on "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey," all of which are pretty standard performances by comparison. You can expect to see her on the Emmy Nomination List.

Feel free to weigh-in on this brand new drama, horror, and psychosexual thriller from Showtime. This is the first show ever to be produced which features a Production Blog, both at Showtime and on YouTube. Here are the links to the Penny Dreadful Production Blog, Penny Dreadful on YouTube and the Penny Dreadful Homepage. The show premiered to 1.443 million viewers, beating the premiers of both "Homeland" and "Masters of Sex;" and that was after being leaked on Showtime On Demand! The promotional leak added an additional 900,000 viewers, for a grand total of 2.3 million viewers for the first episode!

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Main Cast Members (Season 2):
Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, an enigmatic, composed heroine who proves herself a force to be reckoned with. Vanessa Ives is the conduit for both good and evil between the worlds and possesses the sixth sense, and as it turns out, Vanessa made a pact with the Devil when she was 10 or 12 years old.
Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm Murray, a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest to find his kidnapped daughter Mina.
Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, a charming, brash, daring man of action who is unafraid of violence and more complicated than he likes to admit.
Billie Piper as Brona Croft, an Irish immigrant seeking to escape her dark past. Terminally ill, dying of consumption.
Harry Treadaway as Victor Frankenstein
Rory Kinnear as Frankenstein's monster.
Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, a confident, mesmerizing, yet somewhat isolated man.
Danny Sapani as Sembene, a longtime ally of Sir Malcolm.
Helen McCrory as Madame Kali, a spiritualist and a demon.
Simon Russell Beale as Ferdinand Lyle, an eccentric Egyptologist.

Written and Created by John Logan (three-time Academy Award Winner). ...
Based upon the weekly periodical, "The Penny Dreadful," which was sold at the newsstands in the 1890s. During that time, the periodical was so popular that Dracula (Bram Stoker), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), and Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) were all written right after the success of "The Penny Dreadful" became apparent in Victorian London. Jack The Ripper was also walking the streets too in 1894 and the wealthy had a thirst for pornography. According to John Logan, the author, all of these great works were most likely inspired by the success of the "The Penny Dreadful" periodical. Nothing like this had ever been published before, and the public demand for horror and the supernatural became the new desire in weekly reading. The series and sets were created and filmed in Ireland, and the episodes will not be going in the direction that the viewer thinks that they are headed.

Note: The episode-download links to "Penny Dreadful" are on Page #1, Post #2.

Warning! This discussion thread may contain spoilers one day after each show airs!

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Episode Links:

S01E01 - "Night Work"
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S01E02 - "Séance"
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S01E03 - "Resurrection"
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S01E04 - "Demimonde"
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S01E05 - "Closer Than Sisters"
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S01E06 - "What Death Can Join Together"
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S01E07 - "Possession"
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S01E08 - "Grand Guignol" (Season Finale)
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S02E01: "Fresh Hell"
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S02E02: "Verbis Diablo"
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BlaynersT3356 Uploader
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To me the first episode seemed like there was not much to it. Will have to wait for future episodes before I say weather or not I like it
Pikachu199212.95K Former Translator
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To me the first episode seemed like there was not much to it. Will have to wait for future episodes before I say weather or not I like it
I do not watch much television myself, but I find that the first 3 episodes of any show are almost always 'weak' as they lay the obligatory foundation, fill-in the backstories, and the actors learn to function as a team. If a show does not advance by then I always drop it. However, in this case, I am a huge fan of Eva Green, and the cast is a good one, with honorable mentions going to Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, and Harry Treadaway. smile

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CoBane16.62K Uploader
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To me the first episode seemed like there was not much to it. Will have to wait for future episodes before I say weather or not I like it

I couldnt agree more, the first episode just kinda lagged on without revealing too much other than the main characters, i will give it a few more episodes before i decide to endorse or move on
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I do not watch much television myself, but I find that the first 3 episodes of any show are almost always 'weak' as they lay the obligatory foundation, fill-in the backstories, and the actors learn to function as a team. If a show does not advance by then I always drop it. However, in this case, I am a huge fan of Eva Green, and the cast is a good one. image

The Cast is great and all the actors have been in something that I have enjoyed watching. I think that is the main reason that I will be watching more episodes before forming an opinion, but it did not create that feeling that the show was going to be great. Some shows just make you want to watch the next episode. It may be that I have been waiting for it for so long that my expectations for the first episode were just too damn high.
Pikachu199212.95K Former Translator
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I do not watch much television myself, but I find that the first 3 episodes of any show are almost always 'weak' as they lay the obligatory foundation, fill-in the backstories, and the actors learn to function as a team. If a show does not advance by then I always drop it. However, in this case, I am a huge fan of Eva Green, and the cast is a good one. image

The Cast is great and all the actors have been in something that I have enjoyed watching. I think that is the main reason that I will be watching more episodes before forming an opinion, but it did not create that feeling that the show was going to be great. Some shows just make you want to watch the next episode. It may be that I have been waiting for it for so long that my expectations for the first episode were just too damn high.
Ha, ha. My expectations were not met by the first episode either, but they never are. ... There might have been one exception to that, and that would have to be "Game of Thrones." I was blown away by the first episode. Otherwise nothing ever meets my expectations in television. lol

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Pikachu199212.95K Former Translator
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I can no longer find the news article at the moment, but the article says, "Penny Dreadful" will swing into high gear at the end of the second episode, once the character introductions are over." The article also went on to say, that the viewers will be teased into thinking that they know the answers, but they will be fooled or shocked when what they think they know is not correct. ... Also, each episode will not have a definitive resolution. So if you have to have 'the answers' after every show, then this show will not be for you.

Happily, "Penny Dreadful" seems like my kind of show! biggrin loveliness

And in addition: One author!!! (Continuity is here!)
Lancelot233.81K KAT Elite Mod
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The cast is fantastic (as I grew a fond appreciation for Josh Hartnett after Bunraku), but I have to agree that the story seemed semi-lacking in the first episode. It was a solid introduction (as trying to introduce it's entire backdrop at once is a hard feat)
One part does already irk me though, and that's about Frankenstein and the Monster's introduction. I went in not knowing them exactly (as I didn't check who was who in what context in regards to characters), and I really enjoyed the Doc's character. A fiercely scientific man stuck to his studies...and then revealed to be the Doc himself, was good...cept where do they evolve from there. That question has me wondering the most, as to put that much emphasis on it should show they mean them to be some sort of prime pieces involved.
I'm wildly curious as to where it will go, and I do anticipate more :)

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Hmm now that I have given up on Believe I'll probably check this out.
I do not watch much television myself, but I find that the first 3 episodes of any show are almost always 'weak' as they lay the obligatory foundation, fill-in the backstories, and the actors learn to function as a team.

That is not true. I have found that the Pilot is generally a strong episode - most recent series' I have seen have had 1-3 good episodes and then their lack of imagination and poor direction begins to dwarf the myriad storylines and characters. This is especially true for sci-fi.

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