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Book Review: Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1X07: “Possession”

This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful had us on the edge of our seats as always, and since the finale is next week, it only heightens the suspense and makes waiting for the next episode even harder. In the last episode, we were left with Sir Malcolm trying to have a conversation with Vanessa after her […]

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 1×05, “Closer Than Sisters”

The latest episode of Penny Dreadful was very Vanessa-centric, but no less amazing. It’s told from Vanessa’s point of view in flashback, and it gives a history of what occurred in the past between the Murray and Ives families and what exactly Vanessa’s transgression was.

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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 […]

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1×03: “Resurrection”

Happy Thursday, all! Time for the recap of Episode 3 of Penny Dreadful. This episode, “Resurrection,” more or less gives some exposition concerning the characters, though we do see some action and get a cliffhanger at the end.

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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.

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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 […]

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History

Three Facts You Didn’t Know about Fast Food in Victorian London

What’s the first thing we jump to when we think of so-called “fast food” in late Victorian London? Fish and chips, right? And of course there are always the vendors who sold fruit such as oranges and apples to passersby who got the munchies. But here are three types of Victorian ready-made food vendors you […]

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Terror in the East End: The Whitechapel Real Time Twitter Account

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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Pop Culture

Whores and Good Samaritans: The Women of Ripper Street

This post contains spoilers for episodes 1-8.