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I understand that Dorian is bored and likes to entertain himself in obscene ways, but is there any reason beyond this that he would deliberately expose himself to tuberculosis in Season 1 Episode 2?

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Just watched the series again. And I lament that so much was lost when they ended it the way they did. I admit half of me is glad it had and end.But so much more could have been from all the characters.

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Posted byu/[deleted]28 days ago

Hi!

I'm new to the series. I only went as far as episode 4, so could anyone tell me (in broad strokes, without spoilers please) if Dorian Gray will ever do anything in this show besides fucking?

So far, it seems that he only exists to fill the show's obligatory quota of pointless, plot-irrelevant sex scenes.

Will he ever amount to anything else?

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From S1:E1: Night Work

Ethan: “So you’re a fortune-reader?”

Vanessa: “The term is inadequate.”

Ethan: “Spiritualist.”

Vanessa: “If you like.”

Ethan: “Rapping on the table? Voices from the great beyond?”

Vanessa: “Not precisely.”

While the whole episode does a great job of setting up the beginning for this universe in general, here Vanessa hints subtly at her deep connection to the paranormal. It may get overshadowed by her actually reading tarot after this back-and-forth, but the devil's in the details, and the show nails that.

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I watched both seasons with my girlfriend shortly after they aired and we fucking loved both. We took note of minor faults, but overall it was like the show could do no wrong.

I even went so far as buying both seasons, something I rarely feel compelled to do.

But I remember reading around the time S3 wrapped that the show was over and the ending had been a shameful rush job riddled with aborted plot lines. Is this still the common consensus? Is there ANY good in it?

I've grown accustomed to fucked endings, but memories of episodes like the exorcism in S1 and the flashback in S2 still come to mind unbidden for me. That shit was sublime television to me, and now i feel like i'm never going to see anything quite like it again

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Just finished a watch of the series. Great writing and acting. Awesome even. I was a bit disappointed that none of the "Devil Speak" or whatever it was, was translated or even subbed in the language (even a direct rendering would have been better than nothing). It is a HUGE part of the show. and we are left to wonder, WTF? We never do learn, I think, who Vanessa was. Why the hell not?

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I’ve been asking for show recommendations... anyone have any shows they like as much as PD? Anyone have any recommendations for shows similar to Penny Dreadful? Thx in advance!

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For anyone who has read the comic series that picks up where the tv series left off, can you tell me what role the witches play in it? Are there any prominent witch characters?

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it fits the vanessa ives arc shockingly well, then again I'm sure half of the florence songs could be manipulated to fit penny dreadful characters since their all about realising vice doesnt fix your problems and/or being sad about life

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I’d love to find some books that are similar to PD - obviously the classics like Dracula and Frankenstein directly influence the show, but a kind of literary equivalent to the show would be great to find if anyone has any suggestions!

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From what I've heard, the books are amazing. So hopefully John Logan can do them justice and let's hope fox doesn't put too many restrictions on him.

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So, I`ve just finished my third rewatch of this show since it ended, and MY GOD, I just, WHY?? Why is there no more?? How could they just end it after 3 short seasons?? And why is there no talk about (or even rumors) of a spin-off or a movie, or something? It`s just all so sad and heartbreaking :(

I have tried to find a replacement, but I dont think anything can replace this show. But are there ANY shows out there which, perhaps, comes close? Which is just as dark, dramatic, explicit, poetic and beautiful? And preferably with great musical score :) Any tips?

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I just finished the series and holy shit the acting was phenomenal. I had heard about the show but never knew anyone who watched it. I decided to give it a go and I am so blown away. Reading around I see why they wanted to end it but why now have a spin-off? I just wanted to sing my praise of this show.

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I’ve just rewatched S1E05: Closer Than Sister. I couldn’t imagine having a job where I had to be that raw and incredibly vulnerable in front of a camera, let alone a whole crew and knowing an audience would watch it.

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Try vampyr. Its got a heavy penny dreadful feel. Sadly we wont ever get a PD game but vampyr comes really close in feel and tone.

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So I asked a few day ago about the chronological order of the score cues for the Penny Dreadful soundtracks as I always find it, well, "dreadful" when they jump all over the place on the soundtracks. I think listening to the tracks in the right order makes a much more interesting listen. So, I have now rewatched the ENTIRE show and shazzamed my ass off! And I was luckily able to trace all the cues and take notes.

So here is the complete and correct chronological list from the season 1 soundtrack + the season 2/3 soundtrack:

SEASON 1

  1. Demimonde (Main Title)

Episode 1:

  1. First Blood

  2. Explorer’s Club*

  3. Reborn

Episode 2:

  1. Street. Horse. Smell. Candle

Episode 3:

  1. Abomination

  2. Modern Age

  3. Mina

  4. There Is A Place

  5. Welcome To The Grand Guignol

  6. Allegiance

Episode 4:

  1. Dorian Gray

  2. Where Do They Go?

  3. Never Say No

Episode 5:

  1. Transgression

  2. Asylum

  3. Right Behind You

  4. Closer Than Sisters

Episode 6:

  1. Mother Of Evil

  2. Secret Room

Episode 7:

  1. To Be Beautiful Is To Be Almost Dead

  2. I’m Not Myself

  3. Let Me Die**

  4. The Last Rites

  5. Back Hand Of God

  6. In Piece

Episode 8:

  1. Everyone Likes Oranges

  2. Pull The Trigger

  3. Too Many Monsters

  4. I Was Never Going To Go To Africa

*Bonus track from the season 3 CD

**In the actual «Let Me Die» scene they tracked a small part of the «Reborn» cue. Not sure why they used a different track with this specific title. The album version appears several times during season 2 and 3. Even in one of the final scenes of the last episode.

SEASON 2

Episode 1:

  1. Verbis Diablo
  2. House Of Wax
  3. The Unquiet Grave
  4. Memento Mori

Episode 2:

  1. Until The Storm’s Past

  2. Dolls Have Hearts

Episode 3:

  1. The Cutwife Of Ballentree Moor

  2. Joan Clayton

  3. Be True

Episode 4:

  1. Gossamer Tennis

  2. Wallpapers

Episode 5:

  1. Weapon. Ritual. Superstition.

  2. Poison

Episode 6:

  1. Melting Waltz

Episode 7:

  1. Ethan’s Waltz

  2. We Are Dangerous

  3. Killing Sir Geoffrey Hawkes

Episode 8:

  1. Up The Side Of A Mountain

  2. Ghost Waltz

  3. Breaking The Spell

Episode 9:

  1. Coffins

  2. Entering The Castle

Episode 10:

  1. Vanessa’s Dream

  2. Know Your Master

  3. Little Scorpion

  4. Boat To Africa*

*This is the last track on the season 3 CD but it should really be the last track on the season 2 CD as this is what

closes the second season.

SEASON 3

Episode 1:

  1. New Mexico
  2. Guardian Angels
  3. Dr. Jekyll

Episode 2:

  1. We Butcher Them

  2. Common Red Fox

  3. Madness

  4. Nocturnal Danger

  5. Rejection

  6. The Master

Episode 3:

  1. Las Cruces

  2. False Mirrors

Episode 4:

  1. White Room

  2. One Day Soon

  3. Revelation

Episode 6:

  1. Little Deceptions*

  2. House Of The Night Creatures

  3. Ethan Kills

Episode 7:

  1. Us And Our Kin

  2. Such Is Our Power, Such Is Our Kingdom

Episode 8:

  1. All Light Will End

  2. Werewolves

Episode 9:

  1. Let It End

*This is on the Season 2 cd and there is a scene in season 2 where they mention "little deceptions" but a different version of this cue is used. The album version appears first in this season 3 episode.

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Is anyone able to tell me which episodes the different cues on the season 1 and the season 2/3 soundtracks belongs to? I hate that it's not in chronological order and would love to rearrange the tracks as they appear in the show! :)

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