Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dark Tales set in Dark Times

I recently enjoyed a spot of back-to-back TV/DVD watching of a rather outstanding serial – Penny Dreadful. (Series 1 - 3)

It took more than a month, but now it’s over, I’ve got to say, this is one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time, where a wonderful set of characters are brought together by time and circumstance to fight the forces of darkness. Despite their strengths, each of our heroes and heroines display a vulnerability that not only makes them more relatable, but bares their soul to scrutiny.

What adds credibility to the Penny Dreadful experience is the perseverance and fortitude each protagonist brings to the table, despite their obvious shortcomings. A great plot, edgy themes and superb acting.
When the going gets tough, the tough band together, determined to win at all costs.

But do they?

An absolutely outstanding series brought to a fitting conclusion. Try it - you'll see what I mean.