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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4
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PENNY DREADFUL

Review of the pilot episode (101- NIGHT WORK) by David Blackwell

 

Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) is on a quest to rescue his daughter mina with the help of clairvoyant Vanessa Ives (Eva Green).  They recruit would-be actor Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadway) in the quest that Malcolm would tear down the world to get his daughter back from Dracula.

 

It is a slow burn Victorian Horror thriller created by John Logan which sucks you in and just gets you very interested before the first episode ends.   PENNY DREADFUL is one of those TV shows that would be great for binge viewing either by marathon or wait for the season set on blu-ray or DVD.  It creates a unique atmosphere as it blends in fiction with the Victorian times of turn of the century London (early 1890s).  It looks like a series that will all be written by John Logan as I can sense it will unfold like a televised novel.  I would love to see more episodes, but I would pay to download episodes if Showtime made them available via itunes and Amazon, but it isn’t worth enough to pay to subscribe to the channel. However, I d think people who enjoy this type of show will love it and they will make their own decision on whether to subscribe to Showtime or wait for DVD/ Blu-ray.

 

This review is 5-12-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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