The overarching plot of Penny Dreadful ‘s premiere season was a perfunctory bit of theatrics used to drive along the much more fascinating individual vignettes of the characters. The search for Mina was never as fascinating as the people who were doing t more
The season 1 finale of Showtime's Penny Dreadful has much to live up to. Oh, the places we've gone with this Victorian Horror Story. We've seen eye-rolling possessions, screws in skulls, a body cut in half with a bare hand, sexy time with almost every cha more
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Grand Guignol," the season finale of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," in which Sir Malcolm's group clashes with the vampires, and Frankenstein finds a bride for Caliban. Read More...
HitFix reviews the season finale of "Penny Dreadful" which finds one major storyline ending and another two taking dramatic, if not unexpected turns. Read More...
New York Times Tv Reporter
Jun 30, 2014 6:16PM EDT
A lot happened, but the outcomes were more or less as expected. Read More...
Penny Dreadful has become one of those delightful shows that starts strong, and then just keeps getting stronger. After the exceptional “Closer Than Sisters” last week, it was possible, even probable that “What Death Can Join Together” might hit a speed more
“Closer Than Sisters” was Penny Dreadful ‘s strongest episode yet, and with the backstory of The Creature in play, that’s really saying something. The show seems to be getting more into a pattern of “dreadful” episodic tales, or at least, taking the tim more
Vanessa Ives does not belong. She exists, as Sir Malcolm points out, between worlds and that existence is a lonely one, plagued by the knowledge she can neither find love and safety among the living, nor refuge with her tormentor. Her identity is a fractu more