Review: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Goes a Bit Mad

This experiment was definitely a success.
This experiment was definitely a success.

The season two promos promised an even darker ‘Penny Dreadful’ and they are certainly delivering that. I don’t know how I feel about sacrificing a baby though, that is some serious dark magic.

It appeared like they might be getting answers, but Madame Kali is making sure Vanessa is led right to her. This is a very evil witch we are dealing with and she’s very connected.

I want to know more about how Vanessa knows the witches. It’s very interesting that Madame Kali is hunting her. I thought Vanessa’s backstory was interesting last season, but apparently there is a lot more to it.

We still haven’t got much of Chandler’s backstory. He may have just escaped being exposed. One of the men he attacked is still alive, but gravely injured. As long as the man can’t speak, Chandler is safe. If the man gets better, Chandler may be in trouble.

I was happy to see Dorian, but he wasn’t on screen very long at all. He’s mourning over being rejected by Vanessa and finds himself in bed with another. I guess at least he made an appearance this week.

Victor is getting a little too good at bringing humans back to life. His third attempt seems to be a success. Other than her eyes and her scars, she seems pretty normal. She’s learning language quite quickly too. But will her memory come back? Maybe Victor should be a little careful of the life he’s painting for her, how will she feel when she knows they’re all lies?

He may be getting better at this resurrection thing, but I don’t know if his creature actually has a mate. Lily doesn’t seem to be interested in John at all. I get that he wanted a mate, but you can’t just make someone love you.

Next week we get to know more of Vanessa’s backstory. Take a look at the promo:


Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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