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Penny Dreadful 2- WITCHES!

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anonacfr Wed 06-May-15 21:15:47

Anyone watching?

I have a huge crush on Eva Green and she is terrific as Vanessa. She also has great chemistry with Josh Hartnett who is surprisingly good in this.

Anyway I loved the first episode- Frankenstein's creature is boring as ever but the witches storyline looks very promising. Great tense ending to the episode. In her shoes I would have run to Ethan's room... grin

anonacfr Wed 13-May-15 13:45:30

Ok I give up I am clearly the only person in Britain watching this... grin

Anyway the puppet scene was the creepiest thing I've seen in a veeeeery long time so there.

IPokeBadgers Thu 14-May-15 11:33:44

You are not alone! Hubby and I are watching it: only seen first episode so far but that bit with Madame Kali chanting/Vanessa praying for protection/deliverance/whatever was chilling. Very intense.

And Dr F is a bit of a sick puppy isnt he!

Valsoldknickers Thu 14-May-15 13:41:32

You are definitely not alone anon. I had the first series on DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it (although I watched through my fingers sometimes and never alone).

I don't have Sky so will have to wait a while to see it sad

anonacfr Thu 14-May-15 14:33:42

Wait til you see the end of the second episode. It's worse than the first.

I'm finding the storyline more exciting this time round. Helen McCrory makes for a much better baddie than boring Dracula/Creature who ended up being killed in two seconds.

MephistophelesApprentice Thu 14-May-15 14:39:05

Love this show. Victorians! Occult! Eva Green! Cross genre multiple literary allusions! Haven't started watching the second series yet, but definitely will be.

IPokeBadgers Thu 14-May-15 21:37:55

Look forward to seeing episode 2 then! I just love how stylish it is: so sumptuous to look at smile

Cooroo Fri 15-May-15 20:26:21

DP and I love it too - him more than me I think! But I love Caliban/John Clare - Rory Kinnear is my favourite actor. I enjoyed his meeting with Vanessa last ep and wonder what will come of that.

anonacfr Sat 16-May-15 13:24:12

I agree that was a really sweet moment. It was nice to see their interaction.

Caliban is a real teenager isn't he? Low self-esteem, really moody with his dad, convinced no-one could ever fancy him, but given the chance a sensitive lovely guy.
Who just happens to rip people to bit. grin

fussychica Sat 16-May-15 18:25:22

You arenot alone but I've only just finished season 1. I wasn't sure about it at first but it really grew on me. I think the acting is terrific and I am embarrased to say Ihave a crush on Reeve Carney and I'm far, far to old to have such thoughts about someone that young!

IPokeBadgers Thu 21-May-15 16:13:42

I think Rory Kinnear is excellent in this.

The Frankenstein/Lily/John Clare relationships are not going to run smoothly though....

And yes, anonacfr the end of episode 2 - definitely icky!!

CruCru Thu 21-May-15 18:42:00

I thought Tuesday's episode was the best yet. Up until now it's just been Eva Green being all mysterious etc.

boldlygoingsomewhere Fri 22-May-15 15:19:17

Loving this new series. The lynch mob mentality is so frightening. Scary what people will do in a group. I'm also thinking the Dr Frankenstein situation is not going to end well!

SarfEasticatedMumma Thu 09-Jul-15 22:10:26

It's over and I miss it already. I want Ethan and Vanessa to get together! (she is marvelous isn't she?) did anyone think that the blood on the dance floor scene was like Vanessa's dream? I wonder if that will be the subject of the next series...

LizzieVereker Thu 09-Jul-15 22:15:47

I'm just relieved that Billie Piper seems to have forgotten her appalling Irish accent as a result of dying and being brought back to life.

SarfEasticatedMumma Sat 11-Jul-15 20:40:20

I wish she's just stop talking! I can't bear her weird plummy accent.

Silverstreaks Sun 12-Jul-15 21:06:17

The bloody trail around the dancefloor as they twirled in the candlelight was beautiful.

I love this series, total Victorian fictional mash up of smut, squalor and ultra violence. Brilliant. Apparently a third series has been given the go ahead.

SarfEasticatedMumma Tue 14-Jul-15 09:52:45

I found the whole 'wolf of god' bit a bit of a let down, as he didn't actually do anything during the last episode, apart from kill that nice man with the scars. I expected his part to be bigger. Unless of course he comes into his own in series 3....

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