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Penny DreadfulPenny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

A great cast playing many of your favorite scary creatures in Victorian London.

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.2

show

Ireland, UK

English

Thrilling

2014

Billie Piper, Brian Cox, Danny Sapani

60 min

Synopsis

Our Take

8.2
Staff

Here’s something for all the goth lovers out there. With a title alluding to the cheap sensational fiction that was circulated in mid-Victorian Britain, this show is all about monsters, demons, and some of literature’s most iconic creatures haunting Victorian London, including Dorian Gray, Count Dracula, and Dr. Frankenstein. It utilizes all these characters to tell a captivating, macabre, and bloody story. Season 1 revolves around a series of gruesome deaths being investigated by the police, while Sir Malcolm Murray (played by one-time James Bond Timothy Dalton), a renowned explorer, and medium Vanessa Ives (played by the amazing Eva Green, who, incidentally, is an ex-Bond girl) know that there is much more at play here. Season 1 is entertaining, but Season 2 is even better, making the most of all the gothic, literary characters and, above all, the multitude of great actors playing them.

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