Penny Dreadful: Season 2 Reviews

May 4, 2015
The second season's first two episodes have laid aside any doubt in my mind of a sophomore slump for this show. If anything, the return from hiatus has shifted "Penny Dreadful" into even higher gear.
May 4, 2015
Penny Dreadful is back to the business of raising goosebumps. And business is good.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 4, 2015
This dark, complex drama about good, evil and the supernatural in late 19th-century London won't easily welcome newcomers at this point, but it should nicely satisfy those who hopped onto the ride last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2015
It's a gorgeous backdrop that's often a little short on canvas for the story it means to tell. But on the strength of its cast, the beauty of its design, and the sheer joy it gets from its homages, it's the sort of dreadful that's mostly a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 1, 2015
Poole is an intriguing evil, at the very least because she makes Logan's series into the rare female-led series not reliant on romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 30, 2015
Penny Dreadful cuts above the familiar creep-show clutter by being hyper-pop Grand Guignol with zeitgeist on the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 28, 2015
Given the appetite for the genre, a program that's simply unapologetic fun, as this is, can be plenty good, "Penny"-wise.