Penny Dreadful won’t be back until next summer, and the end of the season left me with a hangover. No worries, though, there’s a plethora of novels and book series in the same vein that can give me the same fix Penny Dreadful does. Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill, is the first book in […]
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!
Here’s what we read and talked about this week.
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
Vampire movies have always evoked something in human curiosity. From Nosferatu, to Anne Rice’s homo-erotic romps with New Orleans-based vamps, to yes, even the domestic abuse disguised as a twinkle love story with sparkle Robert Pattison, Twilight, vampires are consistently reappearing in our imaginations.
It’s not the Halloween season without a new take on the Dracula legend blighting our nation’s movie theaters. This year’s entry is Dracula Untold, in which were are told the ‘true’ back story of the villainous count, because none of the other eleventy billion Dracula movies has gotten the tale right. Now, Dracula Untold has some things […]
If you’re feeling this nostalgic Bill, I gotta ask what the fuck? Cause to my mind nostalgia and suicide? Don’t mix.
“Whatever this is. Whatever you’re doin. You don’t get to hide behind the word fate.”
“From the very first moment that we met, you reminded me of what it was like to have my human heart. The problem was, it was only a memory. All I had was my darkness to give you in return.”
Last week, my occasional recap companion, Mini, observed that “Karma” felt emotionally honest. The connections between the characters seemed authentic, the sense of doom and loss rang true, and the painful bits – of which there have been a lot this season – were actually painful. Mini is new to watching True Blood so she […]
“This is bullshit. I imagined my death many times. But I never thought I’d meet the sun in a place with wall to wall carpet.”
“Eric Northman is nothing if he is not pure fucking sex on a throne.”
Slay Belle: On the previously on, stuff happens, Sookie plots doing something stupid, and we are re-ensaddened by the revelation that Eric is infected. We’re in LA, at yoga class. Everything is serene, which means everything is going to go to shit.
“So that dog turned into our mayor… There’s a bigger picture here you all are missing. This town is full of vampers, has a dog for a mayor, being preached out by a telepath!”
So I know everyone’s been waiting with bated breath for Slay Belle’s weekly Buffy recap but unfortunately said Slay Belle has been up to her eyeballs in work the last few weeks and will be unable to visit the Scoobies or her TV boyfriend Spike until next Friday. I, her teenaged daughter, jokingly said last […]