Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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Though City of Angels' host of interesting characters would be better served if there were fewer of them, twisty plotting and superb performances are bound to satisfy Penny Dreadful devotees.

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Critic Ratings: 35

46%

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User Ratings: 251

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Air date: Apr 26, 2020

LAPD detectives Tiago Vega and Lewis Michener investigate a murder; Tiago's brother, Raul, battles Councilman Charlton Townsend over California's first freeway; Tiago's mother, Maria, pleads with Santa Muerte.

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Air date: May 3, 2020

Raul Vega lies on the brink of death; Tiago and Lewis meet radio evangelist Sister Molly Finnister; Councilman Townsend furthers his political goals; Peter Craft runs into Elsa at the beach; Lewis and his friends investigate Third Reich activities.

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Air date: May 10, 2020

Tiago and Molly try to escape their complicated lives; Lewis interrogates a young Cal-Tech student; Townsend and Alex's agenda is jeopardized by a councilwoman; Peter Craft discovers a dark truth at Elsa's home; Mateo visits a Chicano dance hall.

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Air date: May 17, 2020

Tiago scours Sister Molly's beach house for clues; Peter Craft invites Elsa to a party; Lewis asks a gangster to help battle the growing Nazi menace in Los Angeles; Josefina Vega has a harrowing encounter with the police; Mateo seeks retribution.

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Air date: May 24, 2020

Josefina confides in Sister Molly, who's shocked to discover Josefina is Tiago's sister; Tiago and Lewis' investigation takes them to the Vega House; Townsend gets a lecture about his personal life; Tiago confronts Mateo.

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Air date: May 31, 2020

Tiago and Lewis interrogate Diego; Adelaide warns Molly about her personal desires; Townsend learns of Kurt's surprising past; Peter Craft makes a decision about his marriage with Linda; Maria tracks down Mateo and pleads with him to come home.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2020

Molly visits Tiago at his apartment; Dottie and Lewis confront Brian; Elsa and Frank move in with the Crafts; Alex and Townsend discuss how to defeat Councilwoman Beck; Lewis enlists Tiago to join his covert operations; Maria summons Santa Muerte.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2020

Lewis confronts Townsend in his office; Tiago interrogates Adelaide; Rio begs Mateo to forget his old family and embrace her and the Pachucos; Peter visits Linda at the asylum, only to find her ready for war.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2020

Tiago and Lewis are tested in danger; Townsend is forced to turn to a last resort; spurred on by Elsa, Peter decides to take Tom, Trevor and Frank to the movies; Lewis oversees the prison transfer of Diego Lopez.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2020

Sad news spreads through the Crimson Cat; Fly Rico tries to placate the volatile crowd while Rio argues for vengeance; Peter Craft, Elsa and the boys are trapped in their car during a riot as Tiago tries to help Mateo.

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Cast & Crew

Nathan Lane
Lewis Michener

Actor
Natalie Dormer
Magda

Actor
Daniel Zovatto
Tiago Vega

Actor
Kerry Bishé
Sister Molly

Actor
Rory Kinnear
Dr. Peter Craft

Actor
Adriana Barraza
Maria

Actor
Michael Gladis
Charlton Townsend

Actor
Jessica Garza
Josefina Vega

Actor
Johnathan Nieves
Mateo Vega

Actor
John Logan
Executive Producer
Sam Mendes
Executive Producer
Pippa Harris
Executive Producer
James Bagley
Co-Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1

  • Dec 08, 2021
    Politically-driven hogwash. But ticks all the diversity boxes if that's your thing
  • Dec 04, 2021
    It's gorgeous, with great actors. I'll never understand how an audience trashes anything so original--guess they miss their superheroes.
  • Aug 31, 2021
    I think this season was fantastic! It incorporates a time piece so well align with the never end wing social dilemmas tied into the Chicano history that is enriched in fantastic mythical religious lore. Interesting how Nazis were ever in search of the paranormal yet wanted to destroy a culture that could've shared with them the keys to unlocking that which the Nazis sought.
  • Apr 09, 2021
    Hard to watch Natalie Dormer's face.
  • Mar 08, 2021
    If you're hoping it'll be even remotely like the first penny dreadful, it won't be. Barely any supernatural or fantasy. They used penny dreadful in the name to lure original penny dreadful fans in and then didn't deliver. What took 10 episodes could've been done in one. It was boring, dragged out and their church/temple was straight out of HBO's Perry Mason. Penny dreadful city of angels was absolutely dreadful. Don't waste your time.
  • Feb 16, 2021
    Exceptionally good crime/supernatural period piece. I'm disappointed that it was cancelled as there was so much more to build on. I wish Netflix or Amazon would create a couple more seasons.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    What a mess. Is this a social commentary? A horror series? A family drama? A statement on homophobia, white nationalism, families in crisis, police brutality, sham religion? WHAT City of Angels turned out to be is a sprawling, unfocused, mess that desperately needed an editor in the writing room. Don't watch every episode, watch the first and last and you'll get the gist.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    Cliche is an understatment, also wanting to rewrite history with the historical inaccuracy
  • Nov 24, 2020
    I don't get the negative reviews at all. Very strong acting , beautiful wardrobe , Beautiful and interesting looking people and amazing dance scenes with an interesting scary folk lore type story. I enjoyed the first Penny dreadful very much but thought this one was better. Completely disappointed that there will be no season two. One of the best shows that I've watched in 2020 and I think like everybody else this year I've watched a lot of shows.
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Two hours I will never get back

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