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.
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.