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Amph [wtf am I watching] Penny Dreadful

Discussion in 'Community' started by Only-One Cannoli, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Has anyone else been watching this? I just got caught up and I can't tell if this show is horrible or awesome. The first 2 episodes were mehhhhh then it just got kind of good but good in the way where it's pretty godawful but you think something really cool is about to happen.

    ....anyone...? *crickets*
     
  2. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    I just heard about the ghost sex or possessed sex or whatever. That's all Jezebel told me.
     
  3. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Eva Green is hot
     
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  4. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    dont ghost-shame
     
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  5. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    Is the W for What or for Why?
     
  6. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Love that show. I wanna go to one of Dorian Gray's absinthe swilling sex people parties.
     
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  7. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  8. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've been told I should watch it. I'm going to wait and binge watch it all in one go.
     
  9. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I nearly cried for Proteus at the end of the second episode.

    It's bretty gud.
     
  10. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Exactly this.
     
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  11. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Force Ghost star 8

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    Saw the first two episodes and it's right up my alley. I'm really hoping it starts getting way worse because then I will love it forever.
     
  12. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    I started the first episode and got distracted, but decided to set a season pass anyway and now they're all building up on my TiVo.
     
  13. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    It's exactly what penny dreadfuls were, cheap exploitation of violence, horror, and sex.

    It's very entertaining at times. I've watched it from the beginning, it's still building, but the fifth episode (and most recent, no?) was the best by far.

    But I'll watch pretty much anything with Eva Green, she's amazing. She can be sexy, creepy, smart, conniving, innocent, crazy, weird, sweet, horrifying, tragic, endearing, sympathetic, unsympathetic, etc. She can do it all, and she's pretty much all of the above in that fifth episode.
     
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  14. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I really loved her possession performance. She just went all out in that one. She really did a great job in this previous week's episode.
     
  15. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    The backstory in the latest episode was just shockingly devastating. No really, I was shocked. Again, again, and again. What a total train wreck, very tragic, very sympathetic.

    The mystery of the backstory wasn't really all that compelling as a mystery, I'm glad they got on with it. I think it was needed to give me a reason to care about any of this crap that's going on, because I really didn't give one **** about saving Timothy Dalton's daughter. I still don't, but I actually care about Eva Green and Timothy Dalton outside of just them being really entertaining and getting involved in freaky ****. Hopefully they get on with the plot to save Mina and don't drag it out too long.

    The entire episode was incredible, it's one of the best origin stories I've ever seen.
     
  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I watched the first episode of this last night. I got interested because I like horror stories set in the past (I need to catch up on Sleepy Hollow but this blew the hell out of Sleepy Hollow). And I like pretty much anything with Jack the Ripper in it; I did the walking tour twice when I was in London, once backwards.

    Ah, Josh Harnett, your acting range has broadened quite a bit since the 90s. Impressive.

    I assume that from the ending, Frankenstein is going to show up again, but yeah...I'm about six episodes behind so I don't have much to say at this point.

    Looks like one of those shows I'm going to have to be in the right mood to watch but so far I'm going with "awesome."
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I just caught the last 35 minutes of the 1st episode. That was really good. Vampires, Jack The Ripper, Frankenstein all in one go? I might do a marathon.
     
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  18. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I caught up on the sixth and seventh episodes. They were alright....but they need to move it along, I can only watch a catatonic Eva Green for so long, this is three episodes in row.
     
  19. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This week's the final episode so it'll be interesting to see whether all this has been leading up to something impressive or not
     
  20. Anakin_Skywalker20

    Anakin_Skywalker20 Jedi Master star 5

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    hey hey...not sure if anyone remembers me. Long time user here. lol. I have been a big fan of Eva Green since Casino Royale came out. What CT- said about her. Thats what I love about Eva. She is that awesome. I love her. lol hehe. [face_blush][face_love] I can't wait to see the season finale...its going to be good and I hope it is. :)
     
  21. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    There are 2 books by author Lilith Saintcrow where one of the leads is the lead sorceress/lawkeeper in Victorian/steampunkish London. Eva Green's character reminds me of this.

    Timothy Dalton is cool in this.

    I like the whole feel of this show. The 1890's in fiction are a magical time period. It's like old world superstitions clashing with what will become the modern world.
     
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  22. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Wow, what a fantastic finale. Incredible. Such development, really brought everything together. It's the kind of finale that makes an entire season, it makes it all worth it. Remember my previous complaint? **** it, I was wrong.

    They wrapped up quite a few things, revealed some pleasant surprises, added new things to look forward to for next season, assuming there is one.

    If I had to describe this show with one word, it would definitely be shocking.

    It's the best season finale I've seen since Spartacus.
     
  23. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Proteus from protogonos meaning first or primodial or first or original.

    Pardom me, just watching episode 2.

    This scene with Dorian Gray and his prostitute had approx teh same tragic music as from the film Excalibur when Guinevere and Lancelot betray Arthur.
     
  24. Anakin_Skywalker20

    Anakin_Skywalker20 Jedi Master star 5

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    It has been renewed for another season. Sadly, we gotta wait ten months for season two. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the DVD...I WANT IT!!!!
     
  25. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Personally I'm looking forward to dorian grey's mental breakdown. Hopefully it's apocalyptic [face_devil]