Sunday, 18 September 2016

Penny Dreadful — Series 3 - Episodes 1, 2 & 3: The Day Tennyson Died, Predators Far and Near & Good and Evil Braided Be

17th September, 2016.


I didn’t get the job!

Just so you know?

I’m job hunting, at the moment.

And went for an interview in Billericay, earlier.

Which I didn’t get, unfortunately.

I’m … 

Disappointed, obviously.   But ALSO glad they interviewer — a seriously intense, but also very impressive, manager — phoned up to tell me I’d not got it, and roughly what she based her decision on.

That’s helpful for my next interview.


At any rate?

The fact I didn’t get the job is both disappointing: but something I’ll have to live with.

Live with … and move on from.

I did, however, have something to distract myself.

Episodes of a TV series.   A box set, if you must know.

And yes … if you HADN’T guessed … ?

Episode of Penny Dreadful.

And, right here and now?

It’s STILL beautiful!

Episode 1 — The Day Tennyson Died — summarises season two for us: reminding us of what’s gone before.

And opens properly?   By showing us the visit Ferdinand Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) pays to Vanessa Ives (Eva Green): traumatised by the actions Madame Kali, Lyle recommends Vanessa see his personal psychiatrist, Dr Seward (Patti LuPone).   

Meanwhile?   The Creature (Rory Kinnear) is heading back to London, as memories of his life start to re-surface.   Victor Frankenstein decides it’s time he should be visiting his GP: old college friend, Dr Henry Jeckyll (Shazad Latif.)

And Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) … ?   Meets the Kaetenay (Wes Studi) … and is persuaded to try to find Ethan Chandler  (Josh Hartnett).  

Episode 2 — Predators Far and Near — sees Dorian and Lily — Reeve Carney and Billie Piper, respectively — rescuing a girl called Justine from extreme sexual slavery: Justine (Jessica Barden.)   Lily, it seems, has plans … 

Ethan?   Ethan, meanwhile, manages to escape from his captors: with help from Hecate Poole (Sarah Greene.)

Whilst Vanessa?   Becomes involved with the handsome Dr Sweet (Christian Camargo), of the Natural History Museum.   Without realising she’s being watched.

Episode 3 — Good and Evil Braided Be — sees the Creature finally finding his family: and guessing at a potential tragedy to come.

With Vanessa’s relationship with the good Dr Sweet deepening, what no-one knows?   Is that Dracula, brother to Lucifer, is in London: making plans for Vanessa.

There’s trouble brewing … Especially as Vanessa has asked Dr Seward if hypnotism is a good idea … 


Now … ?

Is Penny Dreadful 3 turning into a mess: in the same way I felt House of Cards three was?


Bar the fact I’d felt Penny Dreadful’s take on Dracula had been the Master, in that breakthrough  first season?

I can’t actually fault this season.

Season three … ?

Is looking as beautiful as it’s predecessors.

If you’ve not watched Penny Dreadful, yet?   Go get!

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