Peter and I have just started watching a new television series called Penny Dreadful. It was such an original concept. Mixing fiction and non-fiction characters set in Victorian London.
It has a stellar cast, starring Eva Green, Josh Harnett, Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beal, Rory Kinnear and Billie Piper.
Peter was particularly captivated with the pilot episode. It was a very tantalising and believable retelling of version of events with the case of Jack the Ripper.
The second episode was a bit uncomfortable. There was too much gratuitous sex scenes and very strong swear words.
Billie Piper’s Irish accent is commendable, very strong but it needs subtitle. We hear and understand words but not the sentence.
It was sad that the newer, gentler Dr Frankenstein’s creation called Proteus was savagely torn apart by the returning first creation, what a monster.
We can totally recommend this series and we are excited for the next episode.
By the way a Penny Dreadful is a rudimentary newspaper, like the tabloid. It reports mainly dreadful and frightening stories and sells for a penny.