New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

Vanessa is alone in her room after the witches appear to her. After some time, she goes to Sir Malcolm to tell him about what happened. Vanessa is upset because she believes the witches are threatening not only her, but the people she loves. Sir Malcolm assures her he will help her fight whatever opponent they are facing. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 2×01: “Fresh Hell”

Episode one of the second season opens just the day after the events of last season’s final episode. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 2×01: “Fresh Hell”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 1×06, “What Death Can Join Together”

Happy Friday! We’re almost done with this first season of Penny Dreadful. In the sixth episode, “What Death Can Join Together,” we’re back to the main story… and shit starts to hit the fan here. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 1×06, “What Death Can Join Together”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1.04, “Demimonde”

Happy Friday, all! We’re helping you wrap up your work week with the recap of the most recent episode of Penny Dreadful. And guess what—there is some good news about the series: Showtime has decided to renew it for a second season! So if you haven’t started watching yet, you can start watching now! But you need to start at the very beginning to understand everything that’s going on. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1.04, “Demimonde”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1×02, “Seance”

Happy Thursday, all! I don’t know about you, but I thought that the second episode of Penny Dreadful was just as good as the first one. We meet two new characters here, and we are left with more questions at the end of this episode than we were at the end of the last episode. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1×02, “Seance”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×01: “Night Work”

I can’t tell you how ridiculously excited I was when I found out about Showtime’s new series Penny Dreadful. I saw the first episode this past weekend and was immediately hooked. After the massive letdown that was NBC’s Dracula this past fall, Penny Dreadful is a breath of, well, foul, soupy London fog. The show is named for penny dreadfuls, stories that contained lurid, melodramatic plots that were relatively inexpensive and meant for general public consumption. The series hearkens back to the familiar horror stories we all grew up with, like DraculaFrankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and if you squint, The Woman in White and The Mummy. I’ve heard of it being compared to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but I like to think of it as a sort of cross between Ripper Street and Supernatural. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×01: “Night Work”