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Old 01-17-2014, 03:06 AM  
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Showtime: Penny Dreadful

Hits the airwaves on May 11.



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Showtime's upcoming monster mash Penny Dreadful is set in 1891, but its themes are very modern.

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).

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.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #31
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Watched every episode back to back yesterday. I really enjoyed it. Of particular interest to me is the Frankenstein storyline.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #32
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Josh Harnett? Havent seen him in anything since Pearl harbor.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:49 PM   #33
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Solid first season.

I knew he was something, but werewolf never entered my mind. Good on them for making the obvious less... obvious.

Already renewed for a second, 10-ep season.
Remember when they were at the zoo and he calmed the ravenous dogs without a word? That was the give away...
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:19 PM   #34
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Remember when they were at the zoo and he calmed the ravenous dogs without a word? That was the give away...
Ah... you're right!
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #35
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Couldn't get through the second episode. Tired of these supernatural shows I guess.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #36
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Josh Harnett? Havent seen him in anything since Pearl harbor.
Then, sorry to drift off topic, you missed out on a great movie he did, Lucky Number Slevin.

One of those movies I can pop on whenever and still enjoy no matter how many times I've seen it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:15 AM   #37
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I tried it and just not my bag. Thought you should know this information.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #38
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I tried it and just not my bag. Thought you should know this information.
I've started it and want to like it. I'm through the first 3, but haven't found it too compelling, but I'm down with the nature and subject of the show, so I'll probably give it at least through season 2, because 8 episodes is a short sample sometimes for a show to find it's legs.

Now, Silicon Valley, also had a short "tester" season that premiered this summer had me hooked after the 1st episode.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #39
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:09 PM   #40
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Different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes.
this made me chuckle if you watch the "Demimonde" episode.
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