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Penny Dreadful

Series Summary
Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city's creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm's daughter and slay some monsters. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") is one of the series' executive producers.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Horror, Suspense

Network: SHOW

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : And They Were Enemies Jul 5, 2015

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    Sir Malcolm and Frankenstein confront ghosts from their pasts; Lyle helps rescue friends; Ethan leaves a trail of blood in his wake; the Creature tries to escape; Vanessa must relay on her strength to defeat the demon.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : And Hell Itself My Only Foe Jun 28, 2015

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    Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Memento Mori Jun 21, 2015

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    The Creature unleashes his rage; Sir Malcolm confronts Evelyn.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : Little Scorpion Jun 14, 2015

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    Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces; Lyle and Frankenstein uncover more disturbing information from the relics; Lily is not what she appears to be.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Glorious Horrors Jun 7, 2015

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    Sir Malcom receives tragic news; a glorious night turns horrible for Vanessa.

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  • The achievement of Penny Dreadful is that within its highly stylized, delightfully elaborate and occasionally batsh-t world, it has created complex, fascinating characters--or rather, it has begun to. show more

  • It seems hell-bent on not failing us for one single second. show more

  • Even richer and spookier in its second season, this inspired creep show plays like a Hammer horror film rendered by a poet consumed by a fatal romanticism. [4-17 May 2015, p.12] show more

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