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Jun 30
1

I told you, Magda likes to play pretend with makeup and costumes! They’re not supernatural transformations, she just uses a series of strategically placed dressing rooms across the city to apply makeup and switch clothes (the dressing rooms are supernatural, so nobody can peek).

Jun 30
2

Reeve was the weakest performer on the show and he was still pretty good. One of the original’s great joys was watching Treadaway accidentally generate more charisma than Dorian Gray. That cast just couldn’t help how good it was. 

Jun 30
3

The whole ensemble of the original just fucking slays this one. The men, in particular, just didn’t have the spark of Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney. Harry Treadaway and Josh Hartnet...

Natalie Dormer was good, but it was a shitty role, and I mean, FFS in the original you had Eva Green AND Billy Piper just tearing the Read more

Jun 30
2

Oh yes, he is at the Mexican partner’s mother’s house, I’m certain of it. Read more

Jun 30
2

I kept thinking during the finale how wasted Raul was this whole season. He was given a promising introduction in the premiere and was essentially sidelined to a couch for the duration. 

Jun 29
2

Also, the misguided idea of using Natalie Dormer for all the iterations kind of made Magda stupid. If she can take any form she wants (or doesn’t she?), then why use that convoluted back story to justify a Caucasian Pachuca when she could be an actual Chicana, more likely to win that crowd over? Is she playing her Read more

Jun 29
3

I strongly suspect he didn’t actually want to make a new Penny Dreadful, but Showtime would only green-light this show if there was Penny Dreadful in the title, so he haphazardly added the two supernatural entities to his historical drama and rewrote some roles to be the demonic entity in disguise. Some of the scenes Read more

Jun 29
2

Stay away! For the love of all that’s good in Peak TV, stay away!

Jun 29
4

I think John Logan forgot that this show doesn’t have a performer like Eva Green to anchor a central performance. 

Jun 29
3

Was Townsend all that fat?? Everyone, including his father (RIP Brian Dennehy!), was shitting on him and I thought he was maybe chubby at most.

Jun 29
3

The main thing I enjoyed about the original Penny Dreadful was — like Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — the way it remixed the pulp fiction of a particular era (combining European Gothic horror with tales of the Old West) to weave a unique story. I was presuming that the new series would borrow from Read more

Jun 29
1

Seriously, I was hate watching this show out of boredom and morbid curiosity, but your time would be MUCH better spent elsewhere.  

Jun 29
4

I mean, this has got to top the list for “Worst of the Year”, right? Read more

Jun 29
2

The actor playing Tiago isn’t a bad actor, but he was severely miscast here and was poorly directed. Grimacing isn’t an emotion; his only move was the downturned mouth.

Jun 29
6

The biggest laugh for me on the last episode was when the head Nazi was wondering where they were hiding the student. He says “This is a very vexing problem.” And the NEXT sentence was “He must be with the Mexican partner!” Read more

Jun 29
5

Watch the original Penny Dreadful! It was fun camp, as opposed to whatever this is supposed to be.

Jun 29
1

The Tiago actor had to have been cast for looks, like they wanted someone who “read” Chicano but could pass for white in the show’s universe. That’s something the character flirts with so I get it. But they need to switch focus to Raul next season if they want to maintain their audience and get some decent acting in Read more

Jun 29
4

John Logan never got the race stuff right. Sembene had to be killed off because there was no way to salvage his backstory, and then josh Hartnett was positioned as an Apache ambassador.