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Penny Dreadful
« on: July 03, 2015, 05:30:13 PM »
The end is near!

Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan teases surprising season finale

I was not at all disappointed with this season. I finally caught up to await the season finale which ought to be quite a spectacle. I wish I could remember which episode, I thin it was the last to date that had musical ques very reminiscent to Cobert's DS cues and it was totally awesome, it was like watching a 2014 series version with Eva as Vicki searching down a hallway. It made me giddy.

I've very much enjoyed SRB's performance as Lyle as well. There is a gun scene between Ethan and Lyle that is flawless and cute and somewhat touching. Gothick, I wish I could have watched this with you, it would be the only improvement I could make to it.

I think all the performances are award worthy.

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Re: Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 06:13:27 PM »
dom, I would love to screen Penny Dreadful with you!  The show is such fun.

A friend sent me this Tumblr link--it is a brief exposition on the resemblance of Witch Priestess Evelyn Poole's delightfully cozy home to our own dear house...

http://nightling13.tumblr.com/post/123116218553/hmm-familiar-housing

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 05:32:02 AM »
This link is spoilered for those who haven't seen the finale yet:[spoiler]'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 finale: Vanessa loses her family[/spoiler]

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 12:41:44 AM »
A poignant close to an excellent season!  I fully expect to see Prof. Lyle's new slogan on T-shirts everywhere.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 12:43:34 AM »
I get to see the finale tomorrow - I am very excited about it!

I love the trend toward these short 8 episode seasons on cable. I also like the summer and winter season idea too.

Thanks for hiding the spoiler, MB.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 07:59:34 PM »
And the Emmy doesn't go to...

...any Penny Dreadful Actors.

The series picked up three creative nods, one for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, one for Outstanding Music Composition and one for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 08:08:42 PM »
Loved the finale by the way. It did have a few moments of weakness/predictability/and something else lacking I can't find the word for, but it still rang my chimes. I think the most surprising thing is that I ended up liking Frankenstein's monster - that makes for a good season for me. Now to wait patiently for season three. Can anyone say, "ghost ship"?

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2015, 10:28:01 PM »
And the Emmy doesn't go to...

...any Penny Dreadful Actors.

Boo! Hiss! But I'm not surprised - genre shows like PD very rarely get acting nods from mainstream groups like the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They tend to garner nods from genre groups - and PD has already won awards from several of those for acting (Eva Green, Rory Kinnear), best show, and the creative categories.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2015, 03:17:19 AM »
It really is superb.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 07:01:12 PM »
I've read elsewhere that she'd be returning as another character but I've resisted the details. I don't even know if they've been 'printed'. I'm trying to resist all spoilers for the new season for all my shows.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2015, 07:53:48 PM »
The article does say who her character will be, but just knowing that doesn't really spoil anything...

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 03:16:56 PM »
For anyone who's been waiting, I checked Amazon last night and the PD season 2 DVD set is up for pre-order now.  Release date scheduled for Oct. 6.  I have put dibs on one for myself because I am really looking forward to seeing these.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 05:17:33 PM »
My DVDs arrived and I saved several dollars on the posted price from the pre-order.  I am really enjoying these shows.  Haven't gotten to any of the extras yet.  They include a Round Table with Reeve Carney, episode production vlogs, and something called "A History of the Occult" which might be a PDF.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2015, 11:02:26 AM »
I just got the dvd and am two episodes in...

I'm really enjoying it. no "sophomore slump". it was so over the top from the outset they didn't fall into the trap of "upping the ante" for season two.

they are really putting eva green through the mill.  [hall_shocked]
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