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Offline CameronJohnston

Penny Dreadful
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:28:10 AM »
Has anybody else seen Penny Dreadful?

I thought it was well worth a watch. Excellent cast and characters, with a ghoulish air of dark mystery around absolutely everything. It was not afraid to throw the kitchen sink of supernatural content at you in the very first episode, and yet it didn't seem too much. I will definitely be watching more.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 11:43:36 AM »
Yea I've been enjoying it. I really want to see what they do with Frankenstein and his monster.
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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 12:18:20 PM »
Oh you created a thread for it - I'd posted on the 'currently watching' thread, hehe

I really enjoyed it, and think it's got great potential :D

Just one thing: if the body was in a tub full of ice, could it still conduct electricity enought to jolt it back to life? I'd assume that the ice would deflect the energy...
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 02:46:28 PM »
I've been watching and so far am really liking it! Hope it stays this good.



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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 02:56:57 PM »
I've been watching and so far am really liking it! Hope it stays this good.

According to several people the next episode is even better, but we shall see soon :)

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 06:11:17 PM »
Hadn't heard of this series before, but now I'm curious. Certainly looks interesting!
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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 09:42:29 AM »
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, given that the trailers made it look a wee bit too cheesy, but actually this looks to have hit the ground running. Effectively scary creatures, and Timothy Dalton acting everyone off the screen. Lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 12:46:28 PM »



Just one thing: if the body was in a tub full of ice, could it still conduct electricity enought to jolt it back to life? I'd assume that the ice would deflect the energy...

You know, good point. From what I remember of high school science class, electricity isn't supposed to flow through ice because the electrons within the ice don't move. Electricity needs moving electrons to move through it. So....hmmm maybe we can assume that the ice was partially melted and the water sitting at the bottom of the tub is what the electricity flowed through.

Eh?





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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 03:44:09 PM »

You know, good point. From what I remember of high school science class, electricity isn't supposed to flow through ice because the electrons within the ice don't move. Electricity needs moving electrons to move through it. So....hmmm maybe we can assume that the ice was partially melted and the water sitting at the bottom of the tub is what the electricity flowed through.

Eh?

Made myself the same question, and accepted that same explanation.

The series looks nice. I'm very intrigued by Eva Green's character, and I'm not that keen on the american gun-expert, but the overall mystery left me wanting more, which is a good thing.

I'm curious to see how they will weave Mina Harker - Dorian Gray - Frankenstein together. Being a fan of 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", I'm a sucker for these types of stories, so I'll be watching episode 02 later today  :)
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 11:04:12 PM »
Playing catch up...poor Proteus! I did not see that coming. Watching episode 3 now...



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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 08:06:58 AM »
Could I ask those who are watching online/in another country other than the UK to mark their message with 'spoilers' if they're mentioning things beyond the normal-TV episodes?
Thanks :)

I'm afraid to say I really don't like Billie Piper. I really don't. So I wish I could skip her scenes...
On the other hand, Eva Green is amazing.

I wonder what people who don't know the classics get of the series - if you don't know who Dorian Gray is, or Frankenstein is (most people still think that's the monster's name)...
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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2014, 09:57:03 AM »
I am liking Billie Piper's character, Brona, but not liking Billie Piper or her attempt at an accent.

I think I have a good idea of what is going on with Ethan's backstory now...which should be interesting ;)

The plot pacing seems to have slowed right down though.

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 08:20:12 PM »
Some scenes are quite upsetting to watch, with all the visceral gore, but I guess that is also one of the elements that make the series interesting.

I'm enjoying the amount of mystery thrown into it. Three episodes in, and very few answers have been given to the dozens of questions raised; particularly about each of the characters' backgrounds.

I'm not sure if I'm that crazy about Frankenstein's plot. Will have to see more before I make up my mind.

Good show, anyhow  :)
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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2014, 09:53:45 PM »
Three episodes in,

Three???
Are you watching online?
I thought the UK was showing at the same time as the US :(

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Re: Penny Dreadful
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2014, 11:09:12 PM »
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