I am an undergraduate student of English literature. I read a lot and am picky about my anime. So let's have some tea and get acquainted, after all we all will be together one day, dancing in the circles of hell. A hell of my making.
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THE SEASON FINALE AIRED THIS SUNDAY.
I can honestly call the entire first season a prologue for something awesome coming up later on, thankfully the series will have a second season at least.There are no answers given in the finale, the focus is more on character development than on tying loose ends. Look out for Frankenstein in this episode, he's the best thing about the show at this moment. Also the most disturbing thing. Great drama and great acting as usual. Ugh, Eva Green so beautiful.
I drew it on my phone, since me drawing with a mouse is not healthy for anyone's eyes.
@Gwynn -chan makes me feel like a useless Captain Obvious :I
Carrying a chip on your shoulder :D
This took some time, primarily because I cant photomanipulate :I
I could write something about a creepy stalker stalking an impossibly cute warrior loli who's into bondage, but I don't think that would be completely acceptable.
Also, about Romance/Slice of life. This concern of mine still stands.
Romance/Slice of life. There is a lot of potential here as well, but the chance of ending up writing something sloppy while going for feels is very large. I would advise against it. Feels is not something you can just fart out, you have to build it up. The closer your subject is to reality, the more difficult it becomes to treat it plausibly while keeping things interesting. You can't just make believe a great setting and hope it will carry your story for you. Romance/Slice of Life depends more on characters than anything else. And as I've seen, we here at CL don't really write good characters. Scratch that. Most people don't write good characters, definitely not in a short story.
True Detective has a beautiful opening <3
Gwynn-chan is scary...
CQ man, that grava is just perfect :D
The truly disgraceful thing here is that I'm faster than 65% of the country...
7/8 episodes aired, the finale airs this Sunday. One hour episodes each.
And @Kirn , about the gore... its very interesting. The gore does not overwhelm the show, and it is not a main component if the story either so its not really in your face but when they do show you the works they're very unabashed, with kids and all being pulled in for the action. So yeah, its not very stylised like it was in Hannibal (I like comparing this with Hannibal, they're kinda similar though PD is way better). But that makes it more effective. Its all very raw and sloppy, even Dr. Frankenstein's work (let alone Jack the Ripper's) is very... unnerving.
So yeah, the gore is not the best, but works very well with the rest of the story. Also if you search around for the character centric posters (like the one I posted with Eva Green) they all have some blood on them. And there are a few scenes in a mental asylum, which are again very unnerving because while to you its obvious that this is torture, the doctors are doing all this with the sincere intention to help. Creepy shit, my dear loli, creepy shit.
Penny Dreadful is a horror TV series created for Showtime by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes. The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century cheap British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century Irish and British fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker from Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
The show is marketed as a horror show, but is more of a detective show with a very well-written plot and dialogue, and lots of gore. Not that I'm complaining, because the show knows its strengths and plays them very well. The casting is spot-on and the acting is superb, Eva Green (as lead character Vanessa Ives) has outdone herself here, and is the standout performer. She is ably supported by the considerable talents of Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm Murray) and others.
The plot was my biggest concern in the series, since they're tying together such legendary characters such as Frankenstein, his Monster, Dracula, Dorian Gray and others. The interaction between the characters does not feel stunted or forced though, and Vanessa Ives as the link between them all does a great job. There are clever references here and every storyline is very well handled, with something for everyone. Nobody is given the short end of the stick, with both established and invented characters having active parts. Unlike something like Hannibal, which jerked all the side characters around as stepping stones for the mains, Penny Dreadful gives great weight to even the bit players.
The show is rather brilliant on the whole, and is a pleasure to watch especially for people who have read all of these books. Its very well made, and though there are some low points, they are few and the great acting and writing offset all of that. High-fidelity to the setting and great story. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a good show to watch, although of course I would advise you people to read the books before for the best experience.
Go watch it, and then post what you think about it!
Eva Green is so beautiful... though the show wants her as ugly as possible for the possession sequences.