Three episodes of Penny Dreadful have aired so far in the UK, one behind the US. Sadly, the promise of the first episode has not quite been maintained. While episode 3, Resurrection, wasn’t as much of a mess as the preceding Séance, the dialogue seemed particularly all over the place. Overall there was a feeling that much scenery was made available for actors to chew, but none of it of any substance. Hence…
#PennyDreadful micro-review: I wouldn’t go as far as ‘dreadful’, though admittedly Penny Overwrought isn’t so catchy a title.
— Stephan (@OnlyStephan) June 4, 2014
Judging by the previews of next week’s episode, the ensemble will soon be complete, and come together at last; and perhaps Josh Hartnett’s character can take another inevitable step along his nigh-literal Hero’s Journey.