Penny Dreadful the Complete Series
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
What if the only way to battle our demons is to surrender to them?
Welcome to the darkest and most thrilling season of PENNY DREADFUL
yet. Confronting new horrors in dangerous new lands, Ethan
Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature
and the ravishing but deadly Lily must each face – and embrace –
their own most truly monstrous selves. But for the beautiful and
tortured Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could exact a terrible
cost and plunge the world into unending darkness.
2.) Special Features
This is the final season of this daring show, and as such makes me
sad to see it go. The arc of this season is the final battle for
all the folks as the split up last year to go their separate ways.
Once again they must band together to fight the Darkness, and they
do, after interesting side trips and the addition of new charactors
and dangers. I can heartily recommend each of the four seasons, and
once again ask why HBO and Showtime seen to be willing to move
forward on projects like this whereas Broadcast networks do not.
|Simon Russell Beale||AC-3|
- Actors: Reeve Carney
- Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Dubbed: Spanish
- Number of discs: 9
- Rated:Not Rated
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: February 7, 2017
- Run Time: 1462 minutes
1.) They really upped the budget on this season, and while I think
they should have spent more than half-an-episode on the finale,
this season remains the essential conclusion to an incredible saga.
One of my favorite series in years, Penny Dreadful is a showcase of
sophisticated writing, compelling acting, and creepy good fun.
2.) Recently finished watching the season and can say it's one of
the strongest out of all three up until the final 2/3 episodes,
when it falls apart and flames out quietly. The scale has been
opened up tremendously, and the show boasts some of the strongest
cinematography of any show for most of its run. The characters get
some great development too and we get some new ones which add to
the overall tapestry, but...
3.) It's clear the show was canceled, with characters introduced only
to do nothing with them (Hello Dr. Jekyll). Important characters
meet rushed ends while storylines are either resolved quickly or go
nowhere. Most of all, the show gives our main protagonists
(Vanessa) such a slipshod and weak ending, you'll find yourself
hating this show before the last credits roll. They were on to
something special and it would've been great to see where this show
went with either a longer season or an additional one. Because the
show has such a horrible last few episodes, I can't give it five
stars but rather four, as it is a strong season up until the "last"