The show is set in Victorian London and the characters introduced are some of literature’s most famous and disturbing including Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein.
The music is chilling and brings out every emotion between characters both simple and complex.
The direction is exquisite and captures every last detail as it dances around its audience.
Penny Dreadful is filled with jaw-dropping plot twists and surprises. It’s truly frightening and could be described as an intelligent horror film that continues every week with a new villain and adventure.
The sexual presence in Penny Dreadful is both dominant and passive, highlighting the prostitution that occurred in the Victorian era and how a simple touch can ignite one’s sexual desires.
While the pilot was entertaining it may have not left a strong desire to continue watching. However if viewers keep watching by the end of episode two they will definitely be craving more.
Penny Dreadful is truly the perfect combination of terrifying and tantalizing. Although Season 2 has begun it’s still worth watching the short yet savory Season 1. Watch the trailers for both Season 1 and 2 below if you dare.