51 User Reviews
Status: Hiatus
Airs: Sundays, 10:00 PM ET on Showtime (60 min)

Penny Dreadful is a psychosexual thriller that features literature's most terrifying characters embroiled in Victorian London. Viewers can look forward to Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, "... More

Penny Dreadful is a psychosexual thriller that features literature's most terrifying characters embroiled in Victorian London. Viewers can look forward to Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, "Dracula" characters and more. The show stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and BIllie Piper and is executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes.

User Reviews for Penny Dreadful

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by Davis Walden Contributor
Mar 3, 2015 10:41AM EST

One of the most fascinating shows of the year. This period drama expertly blends classic monsters without seeming too corny, but keeps enough of it for all the fun. The characters are frighteningly detailed with eerie backgrounds. Eva Green is definitely the one to watch as her seance scene was Emmy-worthy.

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by Infowun
Nov 13, 2014 5:11PM EST

Well now a new supernatural/horror show that doesn't pander to teenage girls and the terminally brain dead? I'm all for it. Love Penny Dreadful. The casting is great (A real surprise seeing Josh Hartnett playing such a memorable character), the writing is genius and the sets are amazing even the name of the show is fantastic (Penny Dreadful's of course being a magazine that came with a newspaper in the 1830's - 1850's and unless I am... More

Well now a new supernatural/horror show that doesn't pander to teenage girls and the terminally brain dead? I'm all for it. Love Penny Dreadful. The casting is great (A real surprise seeing Josh Hartnett playing such a memorable character), the writing is genius and the sets are amazing even the name of the show is fantastic (Penny Dreadful's of course being a magazine that came with a newspaper in the 1830's - 1850's and unless I am mistaken gave Charles Dickens his first published works. I figuratively cannot wait for the next season.

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Oct 24, 2014 2:55AM EDT

The set pieces are so good. If thats your thing you are going to love this. The story runs fast and loose and for so many great actors i feel like they are just reading lines and going through the motions. Frankenstein's monster is the best in the show, soulful acting where for the first time i truly felt sorry for the monster and thats why i kept coming back. I love Eva Green but this show took a good actress and an attractive young... More

The set pieces are so good. If thats your thing you are going to love this. The story runs fast and loose and for so many great actors i feel like they are just reading lines and going through the motions. Frankenstein's monster is the best in the show, soulful acting where for the first time i truly felt sorry for the monster and thats why i kept coming back. I love Eva Green but this show took a good actress and an attractive young lady and made her look like Skeltor with an awful story line and removed any amount of sexuality from her awkward and off putting " romantic " scenes.

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Oct 20, 2014 6:53AM EDT

Not an average tv series. If you are going to watch it take the time for it. Get to know the intriguing characters. Submerge yourself in the plot. It's totally worth it.

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Aug 25, 2014 4:12PM EDT

awesome

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by 123maxz
Jul 20, 2014 7:59PM EDT

really good show also nice sex scenes

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by Esbby
Mar 18, 2015 3:25PM EDT

A talented cast take on the open domain cast of overrused supernatural horror characters while also being a dysfunctional family.

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Mar 14, 2015 2:31AM EDT

I liked the show at first, but after awhile, it became borimg.

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by TiaDP
Mar 10, 2015 10:54AM EDT

Uh - as series go, SO PREDICTABLE. I sat through 4 episodes to be proven right that it really was going where I thought it would. Then I gave up. Plot is okay if you don't read or know about the classic horrors, (Frakenstein, Dracula, etc) the acting is, again, okay, but not incredible. And it's another show that's gone for that mostly at night stage, meaning you can't see a lot! Grr...

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by lipayc
Mar 7, 2015 9:49AM EST

A captivating suit of ancient urban myths in a single plot.