I watched Episode 1 of Penny Dreadful tonight and liked it a lot. I was particularly fond of Eva Green's performance. She has a rare combination of beauty and edginess that work well in the show. I also liked Timothy Dalton, who I think has been woefully underestimated over the course of his long career. Josh Hartnett was all right but struck me as just another beefcake pretty boy from central casting. He is a big good-looking fellow whose acting skills seem to me to be adequate but little more. Anyway I am looking forward to more.
I learned to my delight earlier that my cable provider, Cox, and SHO finally got together and made a deal so that Cox customers could use SHO Anytime at long last. Imagine my disappointment, then, when shortly thereafter I discovered that SHO Anytime does not support mirroring to an Apple TV. Oh well, I will just wait for Episode 2 to be televised so that I can see and hear it on my 1080p display and 5.1 audio system.
HT setup: Sony 75XBR X940D UHD HDR TV; Kaleidescape Strato Movie Server 6 TB; Yamaha RX-A3060 AV receiver; Crestron Control System; Hsu VTF-3 MK3 Turbo subwoofer, 6 Hsu HB-1 Bookshelf speakers, 1 Hsu HC-1 Center speaker, 4 Focal ICW8 in-ceiling Atmos speakers; Oppo BDP-103 BD player; Mac Mini HTPC. TiVO Bolt 1TB DVR; TiVo Premiere Elite 2 TB DVR