Penny Dreadful: season three review

And so endeth Penny Dreadful. Before its time some might say. Despite the fact that creator John Logan said it would always end with (*spoiler!) the death of Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), not many of us believed him. It felt rushed, particularly as most of the characters had been flung across the globe on personal… Continue reading Penny Dreadful: season three review

Penny Dreadful: season 2 review

The first season of Penny Dreadful focused on Sir Malcolm’s (Timothy Dalton) hunt for his daughter, who had been captured by some sort of vampire master. It also shared equal screen time exploring Vanessa Ives’ (Eva Green) story, a battle with a demonic spirit which was attempting to consume her soul. And we were introduced… Continue reading Penny Dreadful: season 2 review

My top TV shows of 2014

Golden age indeed. These days, TV is up there with film in terms of quality of story, well written and believable characters and – in some cases – almost cinematic production values. And this year was a mightily good year when it came to a night on the sofa with the latest ‘must watch’ show.… Continue reading My top TV shows of 2014

Penny Dreadful: first episode review

Modern TV shows, they have to begin with a bang these days. Well, to be fair, old ones did too, yet new ones tend to come with an A-list cast of actors, as well as an acclaimed director and screenwriter. Penny Dreadful is no exception. The man who put pen to paper, John Logan, is… Continue reading Penny Dreadful: first episode review