Penny Dreadful, a couple of episodes in.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Wow, I’m really getting back into this blogging habit and I missed it. I have so much to write about since I’ve been neglecting you all a bit. So without further ado, here’s a bit of Penny Dreadful info and why you should absolutely watch this series! And beware of spoilers as always!


Synopsis according to

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Synopsis according to the official website:

Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

My thoughts:

Oh wow, this is epic, really really epic! As I watched the first couple of episodes I found myself hunger for more. All my favorite monsters, beasties and supernatural creepy crawly mixed into on TV show. Where a movie like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen failed, Penny Dreadful is succeeding! I urge you all to go watch it!

It has everything a supernatural series needs, tension, suspension, drama, excitement, mystery, horror, an amazing cast, great acting, epic monsters and gay sex.

Let’s meet the characters:

Ethan Chandler (played by Josh Hartnett): A charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London, Ethan’s charm and brash ways are catnip to the ladies. When Sir Malcolm enlists him to help in a personal quest, Ethan meets Brona Croft, a beautiful local with a mysterious past. But behind Ethan’s bright eyes lurk dark secrets. He is running from something, and his troubling past threatens to overtake him at every turn.


Sir Malcolm (played by Timothy Dalton): A hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest, Sir Malcolm has nonetheless paid a heavy price for his exciting career. Although his stately home is filled with marvelous souvenirs of his travels, it is devoid of family and loved ones. With Vanessa’s help, he is determined to right the wrongs of his past, but his toughest journey lies ahead.


Vanessa Ives (played by Eva Green): Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant — clairvoyant even — as well as an expert medium. Her supernatural gifts are powerful and useful to those around her, particularly Sir Malcolm, but they are also a heavy burden. Her inner demons are very real to her and everyone around her, and they threaten to destroy her relationships, her sanity, and her very life.


Dorian Gray (played by Reeve Carney): Dorian Gray is a fabulously wealthy young gentleman who is almost unnerving in his beauty. His skin seems to radiate a golden glow of intoxicating youth and promise. A recklessly abandoned sensualist, he has a devil-may-care attitude that borders on dangerous. Nothing seems to faze him, nor are any risks too great. In fact, he is unnaturally drawn to them.


Brona Croft (played by Billie Piper): Brona is a poor Irish immigrant to Victorian London trying to escape a dark and sordid past. The Gaelic meaning of her name is “sadness,” yet she remains lovely, spirited, and erotically alive. She forms a bond with Ethan Chandler, who will do anything for her.


Sembene (played by Danny Sapani): Sembene is an African man with ritual face scarring who serves as Sir Malcolm’s sentry and confidant. He has an air of mystery about him and his heroic efforts will prove invaluable to Sir Malcolm in his personal quest.


Dr. Victor Frankenstein (played by Harry Treadaway): More Romantic poet than surgeon, Dr. Frankenstein is a tender, gentle soul who is fascinated by the mysteries of life and death. He has dedicated himself to researching what makes something live, and has sacrificed everything for his scientific pursuit. But he is playing with fire, and his research pays off in shocking ways with devastating consequences.


The Creature (played by Rory Kinnear): Dr. Frankenstein’s original creation, The Creature is a hideous, humanoid monster who nevertheless has a deep and anguished soul. His horrible appearance and unusual “birth” have left him a lonely, misunderstood outcast, and he is furious at his creator over his unfortunate fate.


Are you watching this series? If so let me know what your thoughts are, or if you are planning to watch it. It is truly epic and I’m eager for every new episode. And the good news is, it got renewed for a second season as well, not to mention half the cast appeared in Doctor Who, which is always a good thing.


Love, your own hot cute girly geek.

PS: character details are from the official ShowTime website.


About hotcutegirlygeek

Hi I’m Mendy, 30, live in the Netherlands together with my lovely cat Sir James. I’m a social worker who works with drug addicts and homeless people by day and a geek, avid blogger and aspiring author by heart. I read, write, blog, bake and create. More about Hot Cute Girly Geek

One thought on “Penny Dreadful, a couple of episodes in.

  1. Anita says:

    Looks interesting, I will definitely check it out.

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