Review: Penny Dreadful, Season 1, Episode 4

Ethan_Chandler_Dorian_Gray_Penny_Dreadful_Episode_4We’re right in the middle of season 1 of Penny Dreadful and that’s exactly how ‘Demimonde’ feels, like an interlude. There’s no bombastic introductions, extensive supernatural combat, opportunities to deliver jaw-dropping performances or major revelations. It’s a rather quiet chance to just be with the characters while delicately building relationships and planting seeds for what’s to come. It’s underwhelming, especially compared to episode 3, but hopefully it will prove beneficial.

Reeve Carney has his work cut out for him. Dorian Gray has appeared in two episodes thus far and there’s only four more to go, and yet his purpose is still a mystery. He gets more screen time than anyone in ‘Demimonde,’ but he still hasn’t proved his worth beyond being a pretty face.

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