Monday, April 28, 2014

Penny Dreadful Season 1 is very cool

5 second plot: In 19th century London, sir Malcolm Murray is searching for his daughter. With a little help from some friends. She has been kidnapped by a vampire like creature. In the mix are also: Dr. Frankenstein and his creations, ghosts (something like that), Dorian Grey, Van Helsing, Egyptian hieroglyphs, the devil, spiders, tuberculosis, possession, the bride of Frankenstein in the making and a werewolf.

5 second review: This is a pretty shocking, disturbing, nasty show from time to time. With lots of famous folk in the lead. You get to see things you don't normally see on TV. I was expecting nasty gore, but not a dead guy's penis. Yuk for that. The possession stuff is really cool. Thanks to Eva Green. There is so much (too much?) interesting stuff going on that the focus on the plot is often lost.

IMDb score: 8,5/10
Our score: 8/10