- Great scene in a luxuriant conservatory with Dorian and Vanessa, sexual tension amongst the belladonna.
- Dorian Gray's orgy scene, you name it, he's into it.
- Rat-baiting behind secret doors. Will The Hellfire Club be featured next week? Here's hoping.
- A stirring recreation of Grand Guignol (last week it was Sweeney Todd, this week The Wolfman, for obvious reasons)
- Van Helsing (David Warner) appears as noted hematologist.
- Absinthe and bisexuality (absinthe makes the heart grow fonder?) back at Chez Gray. Ethan (Josh Harnett) two-timing poor TB-riddled Brona (Billie Piper).
Monday, 2 June 2014
"Penny Dreadful" Series 1, Episode 4, "Demi-monde", Showtime/Sky
The gothic/Victoriana boxes continue to be ticked in this opulent and well paced bit of silliness.