Penny Dreadful

Win a copy of season three of Penny Dreadful Season 3 on DVD

November 14, 2016

What if the only way to battle our demons is to surrender to them? This is the question asked in the darkest and most thrilling season of Penny Dreadful yet, as explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), scientist Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and medium Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) unite […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 28 June – 4 July

June 28, 2016

With Games of Thrones season finale kicking off the start of the week, this week promises epic shows on your small screen. Tuesday Penny Dreadful, Showcase, 7:30pm AEST Sir Malcolm, Ethan and the rest of the gang are up for battle to save Vanessa while the Creature lurks around, making calculating choices. Wednesday Brooklyn Nine-Nine, […]

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Epic ending of Penny Dreadful season three will be written in blood

June 19, 2016

Penny Dreadful season three will conclude this week with a two-hour finale event that will include the season’s two remaining episodes “Perpetual Night” and “The Blessed Dark.” Both episodes are written by acclaimed series creator John Logan, and will see the Wolf of God and Dracula confront one another in a thrilling and ensanguined finale. Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm […]

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Enter the Dragon: John Logan back for Penny Dreadful “Ebb Tide”

June 14, 2016

“You are made for the day, not the night.” –Kaetenay This week on Penny Dreadful, series creator John Logan returns as writer, and despite the past two action-packed episodes, they were missing the eloquence and emotion we have come to expect from Logan’s scripts. But that is well atoned for in “Ebb Tide” and the […]

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Night Creatures and Sweet Temptations tonight on Penny Dreadful

June 8, 2016

“How I wish my friends were here now.” –Vanessa Ives In the sixth episode of the season (and the second not written by John Logan) Penny Dreadful picks up right where it left off last week in the unforgiving American Southwest, and where it will return, for a show-stopping, bloody dinner with the Talbots. We do […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 7 – 13 June

June 6, 2016

The Iris has chosen this week’s picks, so sit back and invest your nights with your small screens. Tuesday Once Upon a Time, 7Flix, 7:30pm AEST Emma disappears after becoming the Dark One. The rest of our heroes must come together to find her, an impossible quest. Unless they seek help from an unexpected character. […]

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Wes Studi on the significance of Penny Dreadful‘s Kaetenay and portraying iconic Native American leaders on film

May 27, 2016

After a multitude of powerful performances on the big and small screen over the last three decades, renowned Cherokee actor Wes Studi is amassing a new legion of fans as the enigmatic Kaetenay on John Logan’s critically lauded gothic drama Penny Dreadful; a show teeming with literary horror characters including Dracula, Dorian Gray and Victor […]

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Penny Dreadful preview: Poetry, pain and a padded cell

May 24, 2016

“God has forgotten me. He can’t find me here.” – Vanessa Ives Like season two’s memorable “The Nightcomers”, this week Penny Dreadful hones in on a pair of characters portrayed by two remarkable actors in “A Blade of Grass.” With the support of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone), Vanessa (Eva Green) recalls the events that took place while […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 24 – 31 May

May 23, 2016

The Iris here with this week’s picks to make your relationship with the small screen captivating and special. Tuesday  Catalyst, ABC, 8:00pm AEST Biomedical engineer Jordan Nguyen and 13 year old Riley with cerebral palsy work together on a technology that grants Riley superpowers. Lincoln, One, 8:30pm AEST Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) struggles to […]

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Blood, murder and intrigue reign this week on Penny Dreadful

May 17, 2016

 “Which is the real man: the beast, or the angel? – Dr. Jekyll Penny Dreadful continues to deliver twists at every turn this week with more blood, more mystery, and another brilliant reveal. The bond between Vanessa (Eva Green) and Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) grows, and while being separated by oceans, evil and death pursue Ethan (Josh […]

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Seven shows to watch if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones

May 12, 2016

As one of the biggest TV series on the planet, Game of Thrones has never really lacked imitators. There’s a lot of money in replicating what people like about Thrones. Though not all of them hit the mark, when they did, it’s meant that fans of the show have had a myriad of other entertainment options to tide them […]

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Angels and devils come out to play on Penny Dreadful

May 10, 2016

“Who wants to remember their shame, or sin, or foolishness?” – Vanessa Ives “The angel seeks the light. The beast seeks the dark.” ­– Dr. Frankenstein The bells have stopped tolling for Tennyson in London as the dashing Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) makes his return to Penny Dreadful this week, alongside immortal partner-in-crime, Lily (Billie […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 3rd – 9th May

May 3, 2016

April’s over and that means new shows are coming. Here are this week’s must-see shows/movies on the small screen. Tuesday – 3 May Once Upon a Time, 7Flix, 7:30pm AEST Ursula and Cruella come to Storybrooke, but to David and Mary’s suspicions, they’re not visiting to do some sightseeing… Wednesday – 4 May The Story […]

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Bells toll and old monsters lurk in Penny Dreadful Season Three premiere

April 29, 2016

“Life for all its anguish is ours, Miss Ives. It belongs to no other.” – Lyle Prepare to travel the world in the season three premiere of Penny Dreadful as we catch up with our favourite characters, some now scattered across the globe. It is the year 1892, and it finds Ethan (Josh Hartnett) on […]

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Showtime releases trailer for Season 3 of Penny Dreadful

March 13, 2016

Showtime gothic drama Penny Dreadful has a new trailer for its upcoming third season. The trailer picks up right where the second season left off with Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) entering therapy and Lily (Billie Piper) continuing her domination of London’s nightlife. It looks like more of the same but it’s sure to delight fans of […]

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TV Review: Penny Dreadful Season 2 (USA, 2015)

July 20, 2015

A fun blend of period piece and gothic horrorshow, the first season of Penny Dreadful wasn’t quite the slam-dunk Showtime might have hoped it would be – but it still managed to be solid debut for a show refreshingly different to much of the prestige and genre drama on offer these days. Season 2 is […]

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