PENNY DREADFUL Advance Review: “Séance”

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10156132_306355912849146_2590205291609420784_nIf you enjoyed the premiere of Penny Dreadful, get ready to be amazed at what the second episode has planned for you. Of course, as viewers, we do not need to heed the warnings set fourth by Sir Malcolm; “Do not be amazed at anything you see, and don’t hesitate.” You can’t help but watch the series in pure amazement. It’s spectacular and flawlessly transitions and intertwines in a very precisely delicate manner. They present familiar and beloved characters in a new light. You are not going to want to miss Sunday night’s episode. “Séance” – In pursuit of answers, Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend a party at Egyptologist Sir Ferdinard Lyle’s home where they encounter the mysteriously beautiful Dorian Gray. The party takes a turn, however, when renowned medium Madame Kail hosts a séance.  Meanwhile, Ethan befriends Ms. Brona Croft, a young Irish immigrant.

10246374_306355852849152_7441384019370823520_nIn the premiere, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) said it best, “Who the fuck are you people?” Luckily, we get the chance to explore and go deeper, a lot deeper, in this episode. The “dangerous endeavors” have only just begun. How about that ending? “My name is Victor Frankenstein.” Have I mentioned how much I adore this series?

10172702_306355876182483_3945513454924361811_nEthan’s breakfast companion, Brona Croft (Billie Piper), comes on strong but is a pleasant distraction. Ethan is intrigued. I expect that we will be seeing a lot more of Ms. Croft. Ethan, yet again, falls victim to his real-life counterpart’s profession.

Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) connects with Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) in a most wonderful way. Vanessa is exceptional at reading people.

10262080_306355846182486_1988222562889568265_nSir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) has many questions about the recent murders, but it is he that provides the most clues. His advice, as difficult as it is for the inspector to comprehend, holds the key.

Brona meets up with Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and things heat up rather quickly. Dorian isn’t one to believe in boundaries—he’s pure carnal desire. Can anyone resist the charm of Dorian Gray?10258779_306355886182482_6974672285669886687_n

10170873_306355879515816_13170751303722496_nDr. Frankenstein helps his new friend choose a name—Proteus (Alex Price) it is. Later on he touches upon his dark past.

Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend a party at Egyptologist Sir Ferdinard Lyle’s (Simon Russell Beale) home. Vanessa has a telling conversation with Dorian Gray. Things take a rather interesting turn when they take part in a séance, hosted by Madame Kail (Helen McCroy). When I say things get interesting, I mean it. Holy hell! If you have friends that haven’t wanted to give the series a look, show them that scene and they will instantly be drawn in and if not, disown them because they suck and you don’t have time for friends like that.

Sir Ferdinard Lyle has some information to share with Sir Malcolm about what was presented to him. It doesn’t seem like Sir Malcolm is surprised by anything anymore.

This episode is even better than the premiere, and I loved the premiere. You are not going to want to miss “Séance.” Penny Dreadful has something for everyone. It stays true to the genre and the visuals are breathtaking. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season. I have two words for you, Eva Green. I almost can’t handle how brilliant she is in this episode. The entire cast is wonderful. I’ve always been a fan of Josh Hartnett, so I’m obviously thrilled to watch him in this phenomenal show. Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Alex Price, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, and Reeve Carne, they are all amazing.

“Who wants to know that they are being hunted by the Devil?”

Penny Dreadful airs Sunday nights at 10 on Showtime.10155961_315525861932151_1924763923363634162_n

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