Penny Dreadful: Series Review

Penny Dreadful

“Penny Dreadful” is somehow as good, or greater, than the sum of its parts – even though those parts include several of the greatest works of fiction ever written – aided by a killer cast, tonnes of moody atmosphere, and John Logan’s Sorkin-esque approach to scripting (with sole writing credit throughout most of the series), bringing everything together into a cohesive whole with its own unique voice and perspective. “Penny Dreadful” is one of the greatest (most underrated) shows of the 21st century.


Titans season 2: Only So Many Characters


The second season of Titans proved to be an action-packed extravaganza in addition to a continuance of the high-level characterization of each team member that began in season 1. Great battle scenes with often disastrous repercussions brings up a troubling issue with the show not often seen in comic book related properties, though. There are a lot of Titans characters, heroes and villains alike, but you can’t kill them all off and keep a show long term.


Hemlock Grove: Netflix’s first original series mistake

Hemlock Grove

With all of the series that are created and distributed by streaming services, it’s hard to remember the first original series that existed. In 2013, Netflix released the first three original series, two of which being critically acclaimed: House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. The third is Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, which stands as the streaming service’s earliest failures in original content. Why? Let’s find out.