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post #1 of 328 Old 02-15-2014, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
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WOOT!!!!

I just found this on YouTube; a new series coming to Showtime in May:




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I've been looking forward to this! Showtime hasn't had a horror series in a while.

Oh, I think the typical Showtime threads are like worded "on SHO" i.e. Penny Dreadful on SHO wink.gif

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Oh, I think the typical Showtime threads are like worded "on SHO" i.e. Penny Dreadful on SHO wink.gif

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OK, I didn't know....I don't usually start threads on this particular forum.

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I like oink's way better...besides, everybody knows pigs march to their own drummer...

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I like oink's way better...besides, everybody knows pigs march to their own drummer...
"Marching" requires discipline.....something we swine aren't known for.tongue.gif

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Going to be hard to beat the legendary Masters of Horror seriess. Guess it's a different type of show to begin with.
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Going to be hard to beat the legendary Masters of Horror seriess. Guess it's a different type of show to begin with.
Looking at the trailer, it does appear to be different from MoH.

Here is some info from Wikipedia about the series:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Dreadful_(TV_series)

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Anything with Billie Piper in it deserves a look see. Thanks for the heads up oink.

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Looks like a solid cast .. I'm in ..

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The first episode is on VOD on DirecTV. After watching it, I'm in. I was afraid it was going to be too much of a gorefest but it wasn't. There was gore, but it served the plot so I was ok with it.
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We will definitely watch it but I have my doubts. I sure hope it rocks. I could use a new horror show on my record list.

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No Billie Piper in the first episode that was free On Demand but the show looks intriguing. To bad I don't have Showtime.
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Episode 1 is here:

http://www.sho.com/sho/video/full-episodes#

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Caught it OnDemand. Looks promising. Very good production values. Audio was outstanding.
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Episode 1 is here:

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I hadn't focused on Penny Dreadful until I read a positive review on Grantland. The Grantland review encouraged me to setup a season pass for the show. Of course, the promise of Eva Green and Billie Piper didn't hurt either. smile.gif
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Today, Showtime broadcasted a 15 minute preview and behind-the-scenes program called "Inside PD."
Very interesting and worth checking out.smile.gif

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Today, Showtime broadcasted a 15 minute preview and behind-the-scenes program called "Inside PD."
Very interesting and worth checking out.smile.gif


It was pretty interesting. The one thing that stood out to me is they said "no CGI will be used in the show". That's quite refreshing for a modern show. I'm looking forward to it.
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the 15 min preview showed some very elaborate Victorian decorated sets and costuming. nice stuff.
got it set to record tonight and will watch ASAP but watching Game of Thrones comes first biggrin.gif

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It was pretty interesting. The one thing that stood out to me is they said "no CGI will be used in the show". That's quite refreshing for a modern show. I'm looking forward to it.

LOL. That's like Tom Cruise saying he does all his own stunts. CGI is in nearly EVERY TV show, including 'reality shows' in one form or another. As I type this, there are 23 visual effects people credited on Penny Dredful's IMDB listing so far.
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LOL. That's like Tom Cruise saying he does all his own stunts. CGI is in nearly EVERY TV show, including 'reality shows' in one form or another. As I type this, there are 23 visual effects people credited on Penny Dredful's IMDB listing so far.


Don't kill the messenger. Just repeating what they said. Maybe they meant for the characters as they were doing a prosthetic for the face of one of the characters as they mentioned it.
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Nice production--even though I'm not a horror-show fan. Shot in Dublin, it creates a murky Victorian-era atmosphere better than many shows, The title, according to a video short at the main site, refers to cheap 19th-century periodicals stressing crime and horror. Impressive writing and cinematography. One of the lead characters, who lost his daughter to those pesky vampires, details hunting lions in Africa, then suddenly becoming the hunted instead of a hunter. -- John
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They had me with "my name is Victor Frankenstein". I thought it was beautifully filmed.

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Not bad, not bad at all. Going to watch 2nd episode tonight!
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