Well, kids, this is it! Episode 8 of this season of Penny Dreadful! So much has yet to happen! And did you hear the good news? Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season!
In the morning after Ethan’s transformation, Sembene remarks on what he saw. When he was younger, he had heard stories of humans who could shift into animals as well from the shamans of his tribe. He knew that many shifters couldn’t remember what they had done in their animal forms. Ethan’s ability is neither a […]
This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful took an almost Dickensian turn as everyone’s stories are starting to come together to be part of this season’s main storyline. Secrets are starting to come to light, battle lines are being drawn, and alliances are being forged. Also, we have major dress porn in this episode.
On this week’s Penny Dreadful, everyone does the mattress mambo. Except for Ethan. No sex for you, Ethan.
Vanessa tells Malcolm, Professor Lyle, and Victor about her time with the Cut-Wife and what the Nightcomers really are: witches and evil spirits bound to do the devil’s bidding to serve their own ends. Victor is reluctant to believe Vanessa, but when she tells him that these witches do walk in London, he apologizes. Malcolm […]
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 […]
Episode one of the second season opens just the day after the events of last season’s final episode.
Greetings, citizens, and what did I say? Scotland voted “No,” and the world did not stop.
Imagine my initial surprise and delight this weekend when I saw the headline that Jack the Ripper had been identified as Aaron Kosminski from DNA gathered left on a shawl belonging to Catherine Eddowes. Then I read the article and saw the source of the news: The Daily Mail, which, okay, maybe, but then the […]
As Jack the Ripper holds London in the grip of the autumn of terror, three very different young women find themselves thrown together to solve the mystery of a mysterious letter. Little do they know that the letter’s contents will take them into the heart of Whitechapel and bring some of them face to face […]
Last week, while scouting for ideas for my article about weird English things, I started a Facebook thread that proved extremely popular. Most of my German expat friends had a lot to say about taps, windows and a certain cultural obsession with WW2, but as the discussion went on, we collectively realised that some things […]
Welcome back to science news! This week, we’ve got a rundown of all the awful things the government shutdown has done to scientific research and more men who won Nobel Prizes (sorry, ladies!), but also a lot of cool findings from ancient history (the cave painters were ladies!) and some awesome videos about supervolcanoes on […]
Happy Friday! Let’s make it slightly more Eurocentric this week, why don’t we?
Got an interest in social history and the way the average person lived in Victorian London, or just have a strange fascination for the macabre? Have I got a Twitter account for you! Since this year marks the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel murders, a group of Ripperologists and The History Press have put together the […]
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