1 episode in and as a fan of the original comic book series I am somewhat pleasantly surprised. With the superb casting decision of Matt Ryan playing the protagonist Constantine and seemingly well handled storyline/s I predict this show to be a huge success, especially among fans of the horror genre that aren't able to put up with the cheese of other supernatural shows.... Like Supernatural. I will possibly change my rating at least halfway through the 1st season but for now it gets the 5 stars for having the guts to do this show if nothing else. I am hooked after 1 episode
Further update. This show nails it for me. A great success and I hope it lasts for a good few seasons
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.
This is a great show and another stroke of genius from Matt Groening. Casting the likes of Noel Fielding and Matt Berry was just pure brilliance. Typical Groening style of animation and humour help fill an animated comedy void that's been there since Futurama. Don't get me wrong this is no Futurama but it does have a familiar feel whilst remaining relatively original with its gags.
This is actually one of the best shows I have seen from Netflix. It's a little cheesy and somewhat far fetched but HUGELY entertaining and brilliantly written. Some of the acting is OTT (although a special mention should be made of the supporting actors who play multiple parts as multiple "sleeves") but on the whole it all works together beautifully. Well worth a binge and well worth keeping track of.
This is definitely a fantastic show. Having never read the book I don't have anything to judge it in that regard but the massively brilliant Brendon Gleeson was a stroke of casting genius as is the part of Mr Mercedes himself played equally brilliantly by Harry Treadaway (Fans of Penny Dreadful will recognize and agree). The story is solid and engaging and feels as though it could be real which is what makes a great story. Full marks for Mr Mercedes.
Now I know this show isn't everyone's cup of tea. It's stupid, inane, random and downright weird. But that is why I love it. It knows its own boundaries and it knows that it's all the things I just listed but it doesn't try to be anything else. Co. Creator Dave Willis is one of my animation hero's and I will usually watch anything he's involved with for the simple reason that I know it's going to tickle my funny bone. This show is perfect for those that like to veg out after a hard day and watch something stupidly funny. Worth 10 minutes of anyone's time
The Venture Bros. is my all time favorite animated comedy. For a comic book collector and all round nerd this show has it all. Pop culture references to tickle everyones funny and characters that evolve over the series. The voice talents of Chris McCulloch (aka Jackson Publick) are simply amazing and the writing is out of this world.
Well now.... What an amazing show this is shaping up to be. I've never been a huge Neil Gaiman fan so I haven't read this but the TV series is so damn good. I honestly cannot remember looking forward to a Sunday night so much since The Venture Bros first came out. Literally cannot get enough of this right now.
Utter crap. Do I even need to point out the obvious Archer ripoff? Even the dialogue and character interaction was the same. I literally forced myself to sit through the first episode so I could be sure. No this is not the new animated comedy we've all been waiting for it's just plagiarism.