69 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

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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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by daviswalden Editor
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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Nov 27, 2014 2:45PM EST

This is a really creepy show. But in a good way. It is awesome how they betray the old characters such as Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Grey. And Eva Green is genius but also terrifying. I am curious how Eva Green is in real life. So do you like horror and dark tv shows. Then this is your show!

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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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by Moniie
Jun 23, 2015 9:31PM EDT

I like the horror/supernatural theme and some parts are really interesting!it is different and dark. the classics like dorian gray and others also play a part in this. the costumes are pretty :) there is some naked stuff in it too ( there be warned:P) i like how the relationships grow between the characters. Season one was a bit slow for me.. but season 2 makes it all so interesting! acting was so good :)

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by me2011
May 9, 2015 7:59PM EDT

I watched season 1. I was just about to start season 2 and I thought to myself, I just don't like it enough to give up an hour of my already busy life to watch it... it's well acted, but I find that I don't care about the characters due to the weak character development and the plot is lacking. I've untracked this.

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by comic
Apr 3, 2015 4:11PM EDT

A most wonderful show indeed! Takes you back to a time you never knew about and you LIVE it! The Characters are dynamic and the dialogue is simply amazing!

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Mar 31, 2015 1:13PM EDT

This show has me hooked because of EVA GREEN! her performance is spellbinding and i love the angle of the 20s and the horror and the props that are used.. add to it also the stunning, beautiful costumes, the mix of characters.. and like the tv show supernatural this is nice to see a female lead! its a beautiful show and the dialogues are absolutely wonderful!! :) i highly recommend this show to everyone to watch... yes at times it is a... More

This show has me hooked because of EVA GREEN! her performance is spellbinding and i love the angle of the 20s and the horror and the props that are used.. add to it also the stunning, beautiful costumes, the mix of characters.. and like the tv show supernatural this is nice to see a female lead! its a beautiful show and the dialogues are absolutely wonderful!! :) i highly recommend this show to everyone to watch... yes at times it is a bit scary but i jump at a lot of things.. still worth watching and being spellbound!

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Feb 28, 2015 10:07PM EST

Penny Dreadful is a period fantasy horror drama which incorporates London's finest lore from every time period. This show started up well with many introductions and detailed character backgrounds. It includes; "Frankenstein", "Van Helsing", "Dorian Grey" and more... I feel like this show will evolve nicely and the storyline can only get better. I recommend this show for fantasy horror drama fanatics.