Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 3 Recap (1×03)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 3, “Ressurrection”, opens with a past glimpse of Dr. Frankenstein’s early years. After finding the family dog dead and crawling with maggots, Victor is consoled by his mother. However, his mother suddenly falls ill and succumbs to death. Following these two tragic events, the young Victor becomes obsessed with life & death and begins studying the human anatomy. We flash forward to the present, where Victor… Continue reading Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 2 Recap (1×02)

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 2, “Seance,” begins with a woman alone on a foggy evening in the streets of London. She witnesses a man get taken by an unseen creature. The monster then takes the woman for its pray, leaving nothing on screen but a bloody arm holding onto a green apple. The scene cuts to Ethan Chandler waking up on the rat infested docks. He goes straight to… Continue reading

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 1 Recap (1×01)

The Series Premiere of Penny Dreadful Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work” begins with a mother and her daughter sleeping in bed. When the mother goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, an unknown dark force rips her through the bathroom wall. The little girl screams in horror when she witnesses the aftermath, which is her mother dismembered into little pieces. Cut to the next scene where… Continue reading

Caliban

Caliban

Caliban is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Rory Kinnear. Summary Caliban, or The Creature as he is often called, is the first humanoid monster created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein. His unusual birth left him tortured and anguished, leaving him a lonely and misunderstood outcast. For his pain, he furious with his “father”.       Caliban’s Episode Appearances Episode 1 – no appearance Episode… Continue reading

Victor Frankenstein

victor-frankenstein

Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Harry Treadaway. Summary Victor Frankenstein is a medical doctor fascinated with the connection between life and death. Although he is considered to have a tender soul, his research could turn out to have dire consequences. Dr. Frankenstein attempts to create a living monster out of different parts from various corpses, and, unfortunately, he… Continue reading

Sembene

sembene

Sembene is a male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Danny Sapani. Summary Sembene is the trusted confidant and friend of Sir Malcolm Murray. He has ritual scarring on his face from his time in Africa. He has the uncanny ability to look into someone’s eyes and know their secrets.           Sembene’s Episode Appearances Episode 1 – We meet Sembene at Sir Malcolm’s… Continue reading

Brona Croft 

Brona Croft 

Brona Croft is a main female character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. She is played by actress Billie Piper. Summary Brona Croft is a prostitute living and working in Victorian London with a dark and sordid past. She lives in a hotel by the Thames. Originally from Ireland, Brona’s name means “sadness” in Gaelic. She was once engaged to a man who abused her. Brona is unfortunately dying of consumption, but… Continue reading

What is The Picture of Dorian Gray?

Penny Dreadful has several famous characters from classic literature. For example, one of its recurring characters, Dorian Gray, is a well-known character from Oscar Wilde’s “A Picture of Dorian Gray”. On the Penny Dreadful show, Dorian Gray is acted by Reeve Carney. If you’re unfamiliar with the original tale, here’s the summary of the book to catch you up to speed. Dorian Gray is a  beautiful man who becomes the… Continue reading

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Reeve Carney. Summary Dorian Gray is a very wealthy young man with intoxicating beauty. He is totally reckless and usually drawn to dangerous risks. The character of Dorian Gray is based off of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. As the story goes, Dorian Gray was a man of such beauty that artist Basil… Continue reading

Ethan Chandler

Ethan Chandler

Ethan Chandler is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Josh Hartnett. Summary Ethan Chandler is a charming American sharpshooter who has found himself in the dark shadows of Victorian England. He is a man of great violence and hidden depths, as it appears that he is running away from his past. For these reasons he is recruited by Vanessa Ives and Sir Malcolm Murray… Continue reading