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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

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

Vanessa must rely on her strength in order 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.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Above the Vaulted Sky May 31, 2015

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    Vanessa, Ethan, Sir Malcolm, Sembene and Lyle protect the mansion from another attack; Angelique is humiliated; the Creature grows more impatient; Evelyn works on a new totem; Hecate returns to her mother.

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  • Penny Dreadful's gory moments are deployed strategically, and the adjective that best describes this show is not "bloody" but "soulful." show more

  • This is, like Alan Moore's “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” a clever exploitation of characters in the public domain. But creator John Logan's story also thrives on its own. Penny Dreadful is a beguiling examination of that space between life and death. show more

  • Logan has the skills to make it anything but cheap. With a respectful eye on some of the public domain classics, he’s primed for a convention of forces that do more than just go bump in the night. show more

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