Articles Posted in the " Penny Dreadful " Category

  • Penny Dreadful 2×9 Review: And Hell Itself My Only Foe

    As is normally the case for a penultimate episode, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe” was a bit intense. Although a beautiful episode with the continued characterization that has been the focus of season two, I am still reeling from the ending. Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised by anything with this show, but the […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×8 Review: Memento Mori

    “Memento Mori” is one of those types of episodes that can either make or break a fanbase for a particular program. It was a slow burn with a lot of payoff…if you could stick around for it. Aside from the pacing issues and some very slow scenes, this was a solid episode where we got […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×7 Review: Little Scorpion

    As predicted, the lightness of episodes past in this season are over and the darkness is back. Although we still have three episodes left in Season Two, “Little Scorpion” definitely felt like a proper setup to the climax. I loved seeing Eva Green’s smile, albeit briefly because goodness, was she absolutely terrifying or what? Vanessa […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×6 Review: Glorious Horrors

    This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful was leaps and bounds lighter than even the other episodes of Season Two have been so far. I am really enjoying this lilt because it truly feels like the calm before the inevitable storm. After everyone got lucky last week, we got to see some of the fallout from […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×5 Review: Above the Vaulted Sky

    Penny Dreadful this week was a slow and intense burn. We didn’t get a ton of momentum in each storyline, but we learned a little more about each of the characters and got some new interactions among our night crew. Indeed, this episode was all about connections, or as I like to call it, the […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×4 Review: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places

    Hopeful and lightweight are not usually words that I would use to describe Penny Dreadful, but “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”, as the name implies, held that dichotomy of lilt and melancholy. It was an action-packed episode with a lot of forward movement, and we spent time with every single main character. Last week we […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×3 Review: The Nightcomers

    “The Nightcomers” was an extremely uncomfortable and sometimes violent episode, and I absolutely hated it at first. It felt as though the writers were trying too hard to be edgy and it just came across as strange and overdone. The more I watched, however, the more I took it as an allegory between the powerful […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×2 Review: Verbis Diablo

    One of the aspects of Penny Dreadful that made it so unique in Season One was its portrayal of sexuality. Whereas last season was quite graphic and open with sex scenes and nudity, this season, so far, seems focused on intimacy. The first touch between Caliban and Brona, the embrace between Lily and Victor — […]

  • Penny Dreadful 2×1 Review: Fresh Hell

    Our favorite horror drama is back! I am relatively new to this show, but as a History major in college and an avid lover of the horror genre, Penny Dreadful has quickly become one of my favorites. Although it is not the most historically accurate in consideration of the literature it tries to mirror, it […]