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PostSubject: Penny Dreadful   Tue May 27, 2014 12:28 pm

Anyone watching this show?
It's really good! Suitably creepy and mysterious.

It reminds me of Supernatural only set in 1890 London
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The series, which stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, features a roster of classic monsters, including Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula and weave together the classic origin stories while exploring tones that the country is grappling with.
Penny Dreadful hails from three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall, Gladiator), who wrote the pilot and executive produces alongside Academy Award winner Sam Mendes and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road).
Hartnett plays Ethan Chandler, a man of action and daring who isn't afraid of violence. He's charming and brash, but there are demons behind his eyes. He's more complicated than he likes to admit. Green co-stars as Vanessa, an enigmatic woman with haunted eyes, who will prove herself a force to be reckoned with as the heroine of the series.
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"I started thinking about themes and why almost 200 years after [Mary Shelley's Frankenstein] was written, we're still reading Frankenstein," self-professed "monster geek" Logan said. "I think it's because the monsters break my heart. Growing up as a gay man before it was socially acceptable, I knew what it was to feel different, alienated and not like everyone else."
The first-time showrunner (Penny Dreadful is the screenwriter's first stab at TV) noted that he drew inspiration from the old Universal horror movies of the 1940s that mixed and matched characters such as the Wolfman and Frankenstein. "I wondered if there was a way to do that now and take these characters seriously," he said of the show's genesis.
Penny Dreadful, which is filming in Dublin, will also feature a fair share of poetic dialogue -- which inspired Logan to create the series.
"I chose to set the show [in 1891] not because it would be cool visually but because the Victorian era reminds me of right now," he said. "They were on the cusp of the modern world … grappling with the very elemental question of what it means to be human. I sit down at my computer and I don't understand any of the new world zooming toward us. We're on the cusp of the same thing now: There's frightening dissonance and excitement for unchartered waters. We will pull these characters from where they're comfortable into unchartered waters, and, to me, that makes good drama."
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PostSubject: Re: Penny Dreadful   Tue May 27, 2014 3:30 pm

I saw the first one, I thought it was alright . I need to get back to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Penny Dreadful   Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:21 am

I got to about the fifth one but I'm not sure if I want to go on. I find myself drifting from it. It doesn't seem to be moving forward that much.
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PostSubject: Re: Penny Dreadful   Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:00 am

Josh Hartnett !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Penny Dreadful   Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:13 pm

did you see he episode that focused on the main character (woman- i cant remember her name lol) loved it. she is VERY good. super creepy

it is quite slow at times, but i enjoy it mostly
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