I was wrong! I wrote about my initial impressions of Penny Dreadful back in November. I only got about 30 minutes into the DVD and was done. The video got moved to the $1/Five Nights section so I tried again.
Here are my initial thoughts. I was very wrong. This is why I will try a show a second time. Some days you just aren’t in the mood for whatever it is you’re watching.
We are mostly focused on Sir Malcolm and his quest to find his daughter Mina. She has been taken or gone with Dracula. This part is very similar to the Bram Stoker’s Draculamovie most of remember (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, etc.). Sir Malcolm is being helped by Vanessa Ives, Ethan Chandler, and Victor Frankenstein.
This show has got some of everything: sex, violence, demonic possession, vampires, sadness, and excitement. Definitely no humor in this one! Once I got past that first episode and started to learn more about the characters: Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chandler it got very interesting.
Vanessa in my initial write up seemed bored, but now I get why she is stoic all the time.
Ethan seemed one-dimensional at first, but slowly you started to see a lot of depth and a very big secret come out!
I loved this first season and cannot wait until Season 2 that starts May 3!! Too bad I don’t have Showtime and will have to watch for Netflix or video store!
Here’s a peek at Season 2
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