Review: Penny Dreadful, Season 1, Episode 3

Harry_Treadaway_Penny_DreadfulNight Work’ and ‘Séance’ were enough to get you on board and interested in more, but ‘Resurrection’ marks the first sign of binge-watch tendencies. Late night, work obligations or other pressing commitments? Forget about them. Had there been access to ‘Demimonde’ right now, Penny Dreadful would have been the priority.

The show’s already achieved quite a bit in terms of building characters and this world thus far, and that’s as evident as ever in the success of this episode. Dr. Frankenstein and Caliban’s (Rory Kinnear) situation should have been a difficult storyline to pair with the continued search for Mina (Olivia Llewellyn), but seamless transitions, a strong foundation and a stunningly subtle union at the end of the episode make both highly engaging on their own yet feel like natural components of the same world.

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