Penny Dreadful

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  1. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I liked it last week. Waiting patiently for the children to get out of my bedroom so I can watch it tonight. I'm intrigued. But I'm also reading Doctor Sleep and don't want to stop. But tonight is Nurse Jackie and Penny Dreadful. And maybe Californication. I'll have to resume reading later.

    I agree about the appropriate nudity. But I get the feeling there will be boobs soon enough.
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    I must have missed this Tennessee reference when we had this conversation so long ago. What've you got going on in my part of the world? Please say you're in town for Memphis in May. That would be evah so fun.
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  3. Bryan James
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    Oh well. They tried. Methinks too much.

    I might be free of this one.
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    Hmm, I'm hanging in there. I still found it atmospheric enough to keep me watching.
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    I had to start watching and then stop watching the first episode like 3 times... It just could not hold my attention. I kept thinking to myself, "another show about Vampires? Really?" I have to admit I deleted the ep off of the Tivo before finishing it...

    It's not HBO, it's Showtime. So I guess you guys who like the show will have much to look forward to. Showtime has a knack for running their successful shows for a season or two too long (Dexter, Californication, ect.)
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    I liked the first.

    This week we had to record it and Nurse Jackie because ds was at a party and we weren't sure when we'd have to leave to pick him up and didn't want to have to leave n the middle of a good scene.
  7. HollyGolightly
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    Well, it got a little crazy - like they tried to throw too much at us all at once last night. Or was I just tired and couldn't take it all in? It seems to be weaving all sort of the literary horror classics together. I'm going to have to google some names and see if I'm missing any. I'm going to stick with it.
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    I don't mean to sound harsh on the show or Showtime. I did forget to include Weeds on shows that went on for too many seasons. Everybody likes what they like. In my opinion you could take all of Showtimes original shows, put them together and they still wouldn't hold a candle to the Sopranos. I did watch Dexter, I did watch Weeds. I liked these shows, but at the same time certain aspects of them annoyed me.
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    We got Showtime free for a weekend. Grandma watched a "Penny Dreadful." She liked it. But not enough to start ordering the Showtime channels.

    She's also a fan of "Ripper Street," which she catches whenever she can. I must say, I've seen a couple episodes, and they were quite good. But that's probably a different, and shorter, thread.
  10. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I wish. I keep planning a trip to the Nashville area--a research trip/catch up with friends--but THINGS keep happening to bung it up. I have a manuscript set in a small town within 80 miles from Nash, so I'd like to actually see the area with my own, adult eyes. :)
  11. Bryan James
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    I like this ^
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    WOW would be nice to all meet up. I live around 20 miles or so from Nashville.
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    Well, the first season finished up and I must say, they finally grabbed me. It took a number of episodes though before I was a captive audience. The episode where Vanessa and Mina are shown as children growing up together is where they finally hooked me, and now I am very anxious for the second season.

    Anyone else care to share their thoughts?
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  14. HollyGolightly
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    I'm in. It wasn't scary like I thought it would be - it was very literary - scary like the classic horror novels - which I suppose is what they intended. I've never read Picture of Dorian Gray and now I think I will - I read that it was a serial in a monthly magazine eons ago. I like the costumes. Totally makes me want to wear a corset. And then there's they eye candy of these two to keep me coming back. I'm so glad they aren't a couple - yet, anyway. Excellent cliff hanger.
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