Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful


Penny Dreadful is a Gothic Horror show. The show is set in London during the Victorian Era. Penny Dreadfuls refers to the popular serial dime novels published in the United Kingdom during this time.


Eva Green and Josh Hartnett are two of the main characters. Other cast members include Timothy Dalton, Patti LuPone, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear.


There are three seasons. It originally aired on Showtime but it is also on Netflix. So far I’m in the beginning of season 2. I suppose I would be finished watching it but the tone of the show is a little dark and creepy.

Penny Dreadful has characters from Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Vanessa Ives, Malcolm Murray and Ethan Chandler are trying to figure out some supernatural things. I’m still trying to figure out why the demons want to possess Vanessa.

Maybe I should watch season 1 again. I’m okay with that. The show is kind of beautiful to watch. The scenery, clothes and most of the people are gorgeous. I mean Josh Hartnett as a werewolf is pretty handsome as far as werewolves are concerned.

My other favorite character is John Clare, aka Frankenstein’s Creature. It doesn’t seem fair that he cannot find love because of his appearance and Dorian Gray always finds love. When in reality John Clare has a beautiful heart and Dorian Gray has a cold heart. I know that Clare will eventually become violent and angry. Gosh darn it.

So if you are into Victorian era gothic horror then you will probably love this show.


One thought on “Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Penny Dreadful”

  1. I loved Penny Dreadful. I have a theory that there were supposed to be four seasons, but because they were getting they tried to cram both the third and fourth seasons into the third seasons. It’s probably not true but that’s how it seemed to me. We’ll see what you think if (when!) you finish up the show. Also, I agree with you about John Clare — I consider this version of Frankenstein the one that’s most true to the Source Material, and I’m not the only one: https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/penny-dreadful/236468/penny-dreadful-the-most-faithful-version-of-the-frankenstein-legend

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