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Penny Dreadful

  1. Penny Dreadful Season Two Is Magically Turning Dublin Into A Winter Horrorland

    I'm expecting some of Wordsworth's "The Brothers," judging by these shots.

    Penny Dreadful is skulking back through the darkness of Victorian London to our screens for season two, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Shooting on the new season started last week, and various crew members have been tweeting photos to either mitigate or worsen the waiting pain, depending on what kind of person you are. I need more weird sex and Eva Green in my life, stat.

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  2. Patti LuPone Cast In Season 2 Of Penny Dreadful

    God, that's good!

    You know how for Penny Dreadful fans, there's a lot of overlap between people who like campy stories about fighting demons and people who like tonally-faithful interpretations of famous literary works?  We're gonna go ahead and guess that there's a lot of musical theater fans among y'all as well, because who doesn't love the literary made camp like a Broadway nerd? Well, hold on to your playbills, because all your dreams are coming true.

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  3. Be Still Our Hearts: Penny Dreadful Veteran To Direct Sophie Turner In Mary Shelley’s Monster

    Sorry, Joffrey, there's a new monster in town!

    Hollywood's having a bit of a Mary Shelley moment, which is good news because we're having a Mary Shelley lifetime. Deadline reports that Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner is now set to star in Mary Shelley's Monster, a film that follows the author as she "writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego." Deep breath.

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  4. The Mary Sue Exclusive: Entertainment Earth’s Penny Dreadful SDCC Exclusives

    There is some thing within us all, and it wants more stuff.

    It's no secret we love Penny Dreadful here. And why wouldn't we? Female Sherlockian archetypes with terrible secrets! Shakespeare-quoting Frankenstein monsters! Dense and often subtle Victorian gothic literary references! If you're a fan of the Showtime series and you're heading to San Diego Comic-Con next week, then you need to go check out the Entertainment Earth booth, because there will be some wonderful collectibles will be waiting for you.

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  5. Penny Dreadful Episode 8 Review: “Grand Guignol”

    In which predictable things happen, but in the best way possible.

    Penny Dreadful came to a close this week with more of a shadowy, haunting whimper than a twenty-first century bang, and I was completely okay with it. Though it left us with as many questions as it did answers, I really didn't expect anything less; if you did - what show have you been watching for eight weeks?

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  6. Penny Dreadful Episode 7 Review: “Possession”

    In which Eva Green actually earns herself an Emmy nomination.

    The penultimate episode of Penny Dreadful gave us pretty much everything we've come to love about this show - Eva Green's acting, Gothic horror, Josh Hartnett's bad-assery, and the devil. Oh, and a (thankfully) notable lack of Nice Guy Caliban. Let's get to this review before the inevitably-insane finale, shall we?

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  7. Penny Dreadful Episode 6 Review: “What Death Can Join Together”

    In which Vanessa continues to have the weirdest sex.

    After our episode-long jaunt into Vanessa's past, "What Death Can Join Together" puts us solidly on the path to Penny Dreadful's future - one we can only assume will be filled with vampires, wacky sex shenanigans, and the devil. And hopefully werewolves. Seriously, why the holdout on the werewolves?

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  8. Penny Dreadful Episode 5 Review: “Closer Than Sisters”

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    This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful was one giant epistolary flashback, all about Vanessa’s childhood and backstory. And also a little bit about the devil. Well, it’s Penny Dreadful; what else did you expect from a childhood tale?

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  9. Penny Dreadful Episode 5 Review: “Closer Than Sisters”

    In which James Bond and Vesper Lynd totally get it on again.

    This week's episode of Penny Dreadful was one giant epistolary flashback, all about Vanessa's childhood and back story. And also a little bit about the devil. Well, it's Penny Dreadful; what else did you expect from a childhood tale?

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Teenage Mullet Peter Dinklage

    Things We Saw Today

    Redditor cameroncrazy85 found this bemullet'ed picture of Peter Dinklage from the actor's 1987 high school yearbook. Now I'm imagining Tywin—no, not Tyrion, Tywin—Lannister with that haircut. Someone stop me. Or Photoshop it. Either way. (The Wrap)

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