This cable series stirs the characters of the iconic British horror novels of the 19th century into a shadowy world of vampires, witches, demons, and dark magic in Victorian London. Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Josh Hartnett star.
Showtime, HBO’s primary competitor in the premium channel market, doesn’t have the depth of HBO’s library of original programming. It has, however, been challenging HBO’s supremacy in original series with such critical and popular efforts as Homeland, Masters of Sex, Penny Dreadful, and The Affair. Now it has debuted a streaming service with a range […]
Penny Dreadful is currently the most persuasive argument for me to get Showtime. The Gothic horror mystery set in Victorian London takes the premise that the characters and supernatural beings of 19th century horror literature—Victor Frankenstein (and his creature), Dracula, Dorian Gray— all exist in the real world. I saw the entire first series on […]