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Topic: Penny Dreadful
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 25, 2014 01:28PM)
Anyone watching this on Showtime?

A really interesting concept pulling together many of the horror characters from 19 century fiction including Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, Vampires and possibly the Wearwolf. It weaves a tail that includes many of the principle characters from these stories using really good actors. I find the concept really interesting and the acting great but I haven't been pulled into the story as much as with other series.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 25, 2014 01:38PM)
Haven't seen it yet, but will check it out. I was following Fargo and I'm getting caught up on Orange is the New Black. Also saw the premiere of Tyrant last night and looking forward to The Bridge. Tried Black Box, but it didn't really hold me. Liked Resurrection. The best of the bunch for me, though (in the post Breaking Bad era), is definitely Fargo.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 25, 2014 01:42PM)
But Fargo is over and I'm pretty sure it won't be back! (But you're right, it was great.)

I didn't watch Tyrant as the previews didn't catch my interest at all. What did you think?
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 25, 2014 01:52PM)
I'd be very (unpleasantly) surprised if Fargo didn't come back. For me, the jury is still out on Tyrant. Definitely trying to be The Godfather (in a different setting), as I suspected from the previews. Not sure how well it will succeed, but I liked the first episode.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 25, 2014 05:42PM)
It may come back. Although if it does, it will be missing most of the characters that made the show so great this season if not all of them.

True Detective on HBO with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughy is another show which may be a single season show but if it does come back will also more than likely be missing the characters that made it so compelling.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 25, 2014 06:23PM)
[quote]On Jun 25, 2014, rockwall wrote:
Anyone watching this on Showtime?

A really interesting concept pulling together many of the horror characters from 19 century fiction ...[/quote]

Up to episode seven - it's pretty good as a soap opera with special effects. Kinda like Dark Shadows in some ways.

If you like that kind of story you might like Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 25, 2014 06:56PM)
[quote]On Jun 25, 2014, rockwall wrote:
It may come back. Although if it does, it will be missing most of the characters that made the show so great this season if not all of them.[/I]

Definitely not all of them...Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson is awesome, and imo gives at least the equal of the performance that won Frances McDormand an Oscar on the big screen. With her as Chief of Police, comparable writing, and a continued commitment to bringing in top stars like Thornton and Platt, I think it can carry on along its great initial trajectory.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 25, 2014 10:22PM)
I'm not arguing against it. I'd love to see them try.

Jonathan, ugh! Dark Shadows?!? You'll scare everyone off from even giving it a try!
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jun 26, 2014 09:04AM)
LXG comics were pretty cool.

Once you get past the idea of all the characters in the same place at the same time it is cool.

Ensemble pieces with epic characters is tough writing.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 26, 2014 09:21AM)
The comics were cool, the movie was dreadful.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jun 27, 2014 07:58PM)
I liked the movie, but I didn't compare it to the graphic novels.
Message: Posted by: Mind Guerrilla (Jun 29, 2014 06:03PM)
[quote]On Jun 25, 2014, rockwall wrote:

A really interesting concept pulling together many of the horror characters from 19 century fiction including Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, Vampires and possibly the Wearwolf. [/quote]

When do Abbott & Costello show up? ;)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 29, 2014 09:31PM)
When I first read the thread title I assumed it was to bash
the Penny Forum because mentalism and I aren't close friends
and at times is indeed dreadful.

I took the time to click on this thread to commence the bashing.
Shock and to my dismay it's just about some silly shows.

I feel woefully out of touch, for I've not heard of most
of the shows mentioned.
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Jun 30, 2014 03:26PM)
Anyone know if AMC's "TURN" is coming back? Sure hope so. I love that show.
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 21, 2015 04:17PM)
I only watched the amazing sťance scene .... so good I ordered the first saison and I am looking toward to watch it over Christmas :)
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Dec 21, 2015 09:15PM)
[quote]On Jun 25, 2014, rockwall wrote:
I'm not arguing against it. I'd love to see them try.

Jonathan, ugh! Dark Shadows?!? You'll scare everyone off from even giving it a try! [/quote]

I think he's talking about the series, which was pretty decent for the day as opposed to the film which was a parody of the series and didn't really work.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Dec 21, 2015 09:21PM)
[quote]On Jun 26, 2014, rockwall wrote:
The comics were cool, the movie was dreadful. [/quote]

I actually liked most of the movie. The only thing from the comic to the film that I did miss was the idea that Professor Challenger had become an addict after he became too old to adventure anymore. It was a great arc for him to have to get over that and I felt it's absence in the film.

Specifically what made the movie "dreadful?"
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Dec 22, 2015 08:41PM)
Prof. Challenger...? Do you perhaps mean Alan Quartermain?
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 23, 2015 07:58AM)
Sir Murray is an explorer and hunter and could be Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger or Allan Quatermain
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 23, 2015 06:08PM)
What's Showtime?
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 24, 2015 12:04AM)
Sorry I don't know , I bought the DVD