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Penny Dreadful 2×10 ‘And They Were Enemies’: I know what I am

Penny Dreadful’s finale episode seems to have come very quickly although there was little to no urgency throughout the season. The main conflict was wrapped up within the first 20 minutes and the rest of the episode was spent building up to season 3. It was bizarre, heartbreaking and yet hopeful. Yeung Wing is an […]


Penny Dreadful 2×09 ‘And Hell Itself My Only Foe’: True evil is above all things seductive

I’ve mentioned this a few times, but my biggest issue with Penny Dreadful is its tendency to constantly build up what’s going to happen next, but the payoff is never there. Has ‘next’ even happened yet? Season 1 felt like it was building up to season 2, and now season 2 is already building up […]


Penny Dreadful 2×05 ‘Above the Vaulted Sky’: We must defend our cliff

Practically everyone got some on the latest episode of Penny Dreadful. Can you believe Timothy Dalton is 71 years old? Who is the real Dorian Gray? That’s the real secret of the show. Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer and editor. You can see her past work on her Tumblr! She lives her […]

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Penny Dreadful 2×04 ‘Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places’: Memoirs of the devil

Juxtaposed with last week’s episode, ‘Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places’ is positively lighthearted, especially by Penny Dreadful standards. It only serves to show that this show can do it all – frightening, heartbreaking and even humorous. A change of pace is more than welcome. Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer and editor. You can […]


Penny Dreadful 2×03 ‘The Nightcomers’: I will meet them on my feet

Back in the season premiere, Vanessa asked Sembene if the past can return. He replied that instead of returning, it never leaves us. ‘It is who we are.’ What, then, can we make of Vanessa when we find out more about her past in this flashback episode? Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer […]


Penny Dreadful 2×02 ‘Verbis Diablo’: We have no fear of God, so we are accountable to no one but each other

This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful has got to be one of its best. Equal parts engaging, terrifying, and intriguing. This show constantly leaves me hungry for more. Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer and editor. You can see her past work on her Tumblr! She lives her life through escapism.

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Penny Dreadful 2×01’Fresh Hell’: God help us then

Thank goodness Penny Dreadful has finally returned to our screens. Last year’s season finale was more than a little hectic and left us with more questions than answers. If this season premiere is any indication, looks like Season 2 is going to be a lot more focused than Season 1.  Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV […]


Penny Dreadful ‘Grand Guignol’ 1×08: The monster is not in my face, but in my soul

There is a line that has been repeated often these past few episodes, ‘There cannot be a happy end, for claw with slash and tooth will rend.’ Perhaps this is the maxim of the series; unless the characters are able to change their very natures, they will not have a happy end.   The last […]


Penny Dreadful 1×07 ‘Possession’: What makes a mother?

After this week’s episode of Penny Dreadful, I’m convinced that Eva Green must have experienced demonic possession at some point in her life. The narrative has barely moved since the first episode. It hardly seems like the penultimate episode of Penny Dreadful.  We might as well call it The Eva Green Show (which should really be a thing). Yeung […]


Penny Dreadful 1×06 ‘What Death Can Join Together’: Sex is sin

In this latest episode of Penny Dreadful, I wonder if they’ve teased us a little too much. For the first time ever while watching this series, I found myself browsing Reddit on my phone. We’re already 75% through with the season and yet the plot has only inched forward. While Penny Dreadful continues to deliver great episodes, […]


Penny Dreadful 1×05 ‘Closer Than Sisters’: To forgive, divine

Practically every week, I say that we’ve just watched Penny Dreadful’s best episode. Yet when the next episode airs, it seems that I must eat my words, because this is Penny Dreadful’s best episode. I pride myself in always being right, but nothing would please me more than if they keep proving me wrong. Yeung […]


Penny Dreadful 1×04 ‘Demimonde’: Duplicity

Penny Dreadful is just torturing me. We’re at the midpoint of the season because Showtime ordered (only) eight episodes and it’s just getting better and better. Penny Dreadful simply excels at pacing. It gives just enough information to whet our appetites. It gives just enough answers that lead to more questions and it gives us […]


Penny Dreadful 1×03 ‘Resurrection’: There is no going back from this moment

It’s difficult to live up to last week’s episode, ‘Séance’, but I believe ‘Resurrection’ held its own. Our protagonists have formed the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II to battle a yet unknown creature. Frankenstein’s creature is about to tie the knot (probably) and Ethan Chandler is (possibly) a werewolf. Clearly, the only certainty is how […]


Penny Dreadful 1×02 ‘Séance’: If one is to engage with the primordial forces of darkness, one must expect a bit of social awkwardness

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from television, it’s to never love anything. And even knowing this, as I attempt to watch Penny Dreadful with a guarded heart, I know that it is inevitable. It’s only the second episode and already I have fallen in love and gotten my heart broken. Luckily, there’s much to love […]

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Penny Dreadful 1×01 ‘Night Work’: We all have our curses

Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s newest horror series, hits all the right notes for me. It’s got it all. Sex, gore, action, sass and a healthy helping of mystery – add a musical number and it’s basically all I look for when it comes to entertainment. Strictly speaking, when it comes to the narrative, this episode was […]