Average User Score: 8.2May 1, 2016The title says it all, this is a penny dreadful. What does that mean? Well, for one it is sensational, a bit cheesy and over-the-top, but thatThe title says it all, this is a penny dreadful. What does that mean? Well, for one it is sensational, a bit cheesy and over-the-top, but that is part of its DNA. It does not hide it, nor it is ashamed of it, but embraces it fully. By having this in mind you can enjoy the show fully.
The third season adds Dr. Jekyll to the fold and expands the world of Victorian London to America, where our dashing were-wolf is set to face his terrifying father. Vanessa is sublimely depressed, as well as doctor Frankenstein who has resorted to heroin after the conniving Lily betrayed him. While we are at it, Lilly reigns supreme with Dorian Gray as her immortal mate bound to wreak havoc. Finally, the Creature and Sir Malcolm are at the end of the world, the first in the Arctic and the second in Africa, both of them in search of memories long gone...
The production remains as aesthetically sublime as ever. The dialogues are woven with divine lyricism and the stories remain dreadfully compelling as ever. The new villain in particular is set to be the most terrifying one yet!
Enjoy, the fright-fest, my dear dreadfuls!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Aug 3, 2014I found the condensed story-line riveting. The main problem with The Killing was the deliberate stretching of the cases. The Rosie Larsen caseI found the condensed story-line riveting. The main problem with The Killing was the deliberate stretching of the cases. The Rosie Larsen case was infamously stretched throughout two seasons, and the Seward case for illogical 13 episodes. This time the story unfolds in six episodes, and the pace is realistic and logical.
The performances and the atmosphere were mesmerizing as well. The only problem I got was the side-story involving Linden and Holder trying to cover up Skinner's murder. Reddick's investigation seemed silly, the constant emphasis on that blue ring, and the overall illogical plotting that stems from the last season were terrible.
This show was always more of a psychological study of Linden (and Holder), alongside the people involved in the case, not so much of a whodunit. If it was bold enough and stayed away from shocking endings (like Skinner being last season's killer) and instead focused on emotional story-lines such as Seward's hanging, it would have reached heights none other show ever reached. I am sad to see it go, I am truly grieving...
I want to hug Linden and help her, and this season has given me some of it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Oct 26, 2013Aiming to be something it clearly isn't, 'Dracula' fails to deliver.
It doesn't offer anything new. It tries to be what every other show,Aiming to be something it clearly isn't, 'Dracula' fails to deliver.
It doesn't offer anything new. It tries to be what every other show, nowadays wants to be: sexy, witty, shocking, unpredictable and classy. 'Dracula' does not hit any of these notes.
Sexy? Well yeah, the lead is played by Henry Tudor himself, an eye-candy for the girls. The women are plenty and they are quite attractive in their provocative corsets. But having Lord Dracula "feeding on", "kissing" every random woman, every other scene is just... not sexy after the fifth scene. And everything seems forced and unreal!
Witty? Shocking? Unpredictable? I think not! It's like The Vampire Diaries' rip-off, with its warring families, shadowy history and cliched plots all over the plays.
Classy? It's forced! The scenes are so perfect that you know it's in a studio! The pavement is so clean and the houses so neat that you forget you are watching a movie.
That DUMB fight scene? What the hell was that? Slow-motion, really? Sword fighting, really? Bad effects?
The over the top, forced luxury! It gets old, after the fifth episode.
You should make the audience crave for more! But instead the audience is bored and doesn't want to do anything more.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Oct 24, 2013People are just stupid! STUPID!
Someone tells them that a show is a hit or something and they start watching it. People used to find thisPeople are just stupid! STUPID!
Someone tells them that a show is a hit or something and they start watching it.
People used to find this show boring and slow, it was a cult show, but now everybody are watching it!
I find Bryan Cranston amazing! He is so captivating! Young Aaron is quite good too. But the story-line? They try to make this show grounded to reality, when is so illogical and so film-ish, I just can't stand it. People clearly haven't heard of European cinema where the real gritty realism can be found! This is fake! You know you are watching a TV series.
Walter White and Bryan Cranston are the only reason anyone should watch this show! Nothing else! The title made me wanna continue with the show, because I can see the glory that awaits us soon after Walter truly breaks bad!
The acting is great, the direction is also great, but the plotting is stupid and illogical for a show that tries to be logical and real! What I am saying is that: The show isn't that bad, It's just isn't good either. It's just a show!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Oct 22, 2013It's campy!
But that isn't bad! To be brief: The show is fun! It's better in storytelling than 90% of the shows currently on. Its cleverIt's campy!
But that isn't bad! To be brief: The show is fun! It's better in storytelling than 90% of the shows currently on. Its clever and twisty narrative is quite engaging for the horror or any kind of fans. The pace is fast, compelling and simply good. The direction is stylish, funny, satirical and cool. The acting is just fine, with Lange, Bates and Bassett being top-notch as ever. I like the witchy, and scandalous Emma Roberts too.
This is the only season I've watched because the others were very disgusting and gory. This was just OK.
It's just fun! Nothing serious...… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Oct 21, 2013This is fun and bubbly! I like it!
The Knave of Hearts is likely to be a fan-favorite, following the steps of his sister, who become famousThis is fun and bubbly! I like it!
The Knave of Hearts is likely to be a fan-favorite, following the steps of his sister, who become famous on the British hit "Misfits". The Socha siblings are fun to watch! I also like Jafar, he is malevolent and cool. I enjoyed the music and the storyline was somewhat engaging.
But there are so many things wrong with this show. As its very existence! Was it really necessary? I don't think so. I can hear the producers counting the money! I just don't see it purpose. A stereotypical leading roles, even more stereotypical villains...
But I like the soundtrack, and I recommend sticking around it for some time.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 11, 2013I think this is a terrible show.
I was disgusted by even spending time watching it. It's predictable, boring, stupid, cliched, and soI think this is a terrible show.
I was disgusted by even spending time watching it. It's predictable, boring, stupid, cliched, and so commercialized. The cast is not surprisingly attractive, with perfect white skin and teeth.
The plot is extremely cliched. You can call it an X-men rip-off, Heroes-rip off, Alphas-rip off, or whatever. The whole idea of having a young teen discovering about his hidden powers has became the ultimate YA cliche. I don't know how can any sane person consider this show good?
I am also baffled by Dan Steven's involvement. A rising star, from Downton Abbey fame. He left that show (which has turned into a boring soap opera, but it's still superior to this one) so he can pursue a career in Hollywood. I wonder if this is what he had in mind when he left Downton, because in this show he is a computer voice! A freaking computer voice. And Dan Stevens has more talent than the "perfect looking" lead.
The sole thought that there are people watching this, and considering it good, makes me wanna vomit. I can't believe that after shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men, The CW still exists.
The only positive trait this show bears are the effects. I was very surprised by the visual direction The CW had taken. Other fantasy/sci-fi shows like Arrow and Smallville had terrible effects. These effects can rival many modern television shows.
At the end, if this show survives, I would lose all faith in humanity.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Oct 2, 2013Since "Lost" and several others, there is a standard set for new and upcoming shows. A certain formula maybe... But that means only one: everySince "Lost" and several others, there is a standard set for new and upcoming shows. A certain formula maybe... But that means only one: every show should thrive towards a golden ideal, every show should want to become the new show that would be followed.
This isn't that show. This is a "procedural" (in the worst possible sense), it's implausible, illogical and simply dumb. The male lead is a hunky, wooden ladies' man, the leading woman is a witty, bubbly, and somewhat geeky girl. The smart people of the team are guess what? British! It became a tradition in American shows to put the British as the villains or the smart-asses. Which is ridiculous!
The plot? It is boring and predictable. I didn't expect cameos of the Avengers, nor "film-budget" effects, but I expect cool and original characters and plot, which is a trademark for Whedon. This is a disgrace for his name and his work.
I am aware that the networks put a lot of pressure on the creators, but Whedon is not some new and young creator, he is a legend. And if he couldn't convince the producers about the actual writing then who? After all he is a writer, and HE should be the one writing it.… Expand