Premiere SteamGoth/horror series Penny Dreadful is back, taking up a few months after the events of the season finale of season 2.
If you haven’t seen season 1, it’s not the greatest issue in the world (although it does help to have seen every episode), but you really should watch season 2 before starting 3, else you’ll have very little clue about the necessary background leading up to the events in this season.
This season is undoubtedly the strongest so far, with the return of many characters we came to love and hate the past 2 seasons, but also some very strong and interesting new ones we get to love and/or hate. Right up to episode 7’s ending, but more about that in a moment.
Vanessa takes on an old foe (or does she?), Ethan Chandler faces his curse (or does he?), Victor looses the plot some more (but in new and spectacular ways), Malcolm is still the sanest of the bunch, Lilly is out to plot world domination with Dorian at her as long as he’s not bored and Calliban/John Clare finally finds something that looks like happiness (or does he?).
Throw a bunch of new characters into that particular Victorian melting pot of (supernatural) disasters, and you get another thrilling (even with the slow pace) season of what is undoubtedly the best, and quintessential SteamGoth series out there. Continue reading “Review: Penny Dreadful Season 3”