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Penny Dreadful

Seasons: 3
Episodes: 27
User ratings: 99,757
Average rating: 8.2

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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Night Work
Ethan is hired by Vanessa to do a job and introduced to a world of supernatural beings. Sir Malcolm recruits doctor Frankenstein, who brings someone back to life.
User ratings: 3,359
Average rating: 8.2
Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend the party at Ferdinand Lyle's home in the hopes of learning more about the the Egyptian hieroglyphs found on the dead creature. Vanessa meets the ever young Dorian Gray. Vanessa also participates in a séance where she proves to the spirit world's conduit. Meanwhile, Ethan Chandler makes the acquaintance of a prostitute, Brona Croft. She in turn has a session with young Gray. Elsewhere, Victor Frankenstein is amazed at how quickly his creation, who he has named Proteus, can learn. It all comes to a surprising end however.
User ratings: 2,881
Average rating: 8.5
A flashback reveals Victor Frankenstein's motivation for delving into the questions of life and death. Flashbacks also show the history of Victor's "first-born". The Creature was born in a state of unending agony and Victor fled, rejecting his creation. It eventually came into contact with actor Vincent Brand who gives him a job working with the stage equipment and rigging at a theater. He has a very particular request for his maker - a female companion. After her experience at the séance, Vanessa continues to have a spiritual link with Mina who is desperate to be saved from the creatures around her. It leads them - Chandler, in need of money, joins them - to the London Zoo where they have an encounter with wolves, among other creatures.
User ratings: 2,395
Average rating: 8.0
Frankenstein consults a hematologist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, who finds the blood contains an unique property that prevents complete coagulation. He believes it assists in the eating of blood. Frankenstein begins experimenting on Fenton, the vampire they caught and are keeping in chains. Frankenstein is also having to deal with his creature who wants him to create a female companion for him. Chandler takes Brona to the Grand Guignol theater. Gray is there, as is Vanessa, but it's Chandler he is interested in.
User ratings: 2,362
Average rating: 7.9
Closer Than Sisters
A flashback in the mysterious and dramatic life of Vanessa Ives reveals her bond with Mina Murray-Harker.
User ratings: 2,799
Average rating: 8.8
What Death Can Join Together
Vanessa senses Mina's whereabouts to be on a ship in a port. Sir Malcolm scans the shipping news for any clues and he, Sembene and Ethan head for the docks. They locate a ship that sailed from Egypt several months ago but has been in quarantine since its arrival. The hold is filled with vampires and also Mina, who is taken away before she can be rescued. Dorian Gray invites Vanessa on an adventure and they later have dinner together. While having sex, Vanessa is possessed by her evil spirit. Victor Frankenstein completes the autopsy on Fenton and finds nothing unexpected. Professor Van Helsing tells him of the existence of vampires. Brona's health continues to deteriorate and tells Ethan she regrets her behavior the previous evening.
User ratings: 2,001
Average rating: 8.2
Vanessa returns from her outing with Dorian Gray possessed by her evil spirit. The evil inside her clearly knows more about Sir Malcolm than most. She is seemingly normal the next day but remembers nothing of what happened. Frankenstein examines her and she transforms before his eyes. He believes she is suffering from some sort of psycho-sexual break but Sir Malcolm believes she is simply possessed by the devil. They do their best to make her comfortable and she is sedated most of the time. Sir Malcolm may have ulterior motives for so desperately wanting to keep Vanessa alive.
User ratings: 2,568
Average rating: 9.0
Grand Guignol
Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene explore an empty theater - only to be confronted by their worst nightmares.
User ratings: 2,095
Average rating: 8.6
Fresh Hell
Sir Malcolm returns to find a new evil hunting Vanessa.
User ratings: 1,980
Average rating: 8.5
Verbis Diablo
Ferdinand Lyle reveals Verbis Diablo's disturbing backstory.
User ratings: 1,799
Average rating: 8.4
The Nightcomers
Vanessa learns how to harness her powers from The Cut-Wife in a flashback.
User ratings: 2,711
Average rating: 9.2
Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places
Lyle reveals how the story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa.
User ratings: 1,581
Average rating: 8.4
Above the Vaulted Sky
Vanessa, Ethan and Sir Malcolm protect the mansion.
User ratings: 1,633
Average rating: 8.1
Glorious Horrors
Sir Malcolm receives tragic news; a glorious night turns horrible for Vanessa.
User ratings: 1,572
Average rating: 8.6
Little Scorpion
Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces.
User ratings: 1,575
Average rating: 8.5
Memento Mori
The Creature unleashes his rage; Sir Malcolm confronts Evelyn.
User ratings: 1,639
Average rating: 8.8
And Hell Itself My Only Foe
Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.
User ratings: 1,649
Average rating: 9.0
And They Were Enemies
Vanessa must rely on her strength in order to defeat the demon.
User ratings: 1,955
Average rating: 9.1
The Day Tennyson Died
In the season 3 premiere of Penny Dreadful; Ethan is a prisoner under Inspector Rusk's watch heading through America. Sir Malcolm meets a mysterious native american while in Africa. Frankenstein gets a visit from an old friend: Dr. Jekyl. Vanessa seeks the help of a very intriguing and interesting doctor.
User ratings: 1,748
Average rating: 8.8
Predators Far and Near
Lily and Dorian, rescue a young woman. Sir Malcolm continues on his journey with the enigmatic Kaetenay. Meanwhile, Ethan gets some unexpected help from Hecate. Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll hatch a plan. Vanessa's relationship with Dr. Sweet grows but, unbeknownst to her, evil forces are tracking her every move.
User ratings: 1,414
Average rating: 8.5
Good and Evil Braided Be
Vanessa Ives is confronted by a familiar face who will reveal a clue to her past.
User ratings: 1,329
Average rating: 8.3
A Blade of Grass
With the help of Dr. Seward, Vanessa undergoes hypnosis to relive her time in the Banning Clinic.
User ratings: 2,562
Average rating: 9.2
This World Is Our Hell
Hounded through the desert by Kaetenay and others, Ethan faces a reckoning. In London, Victor makes a dire modification to Jekyll's cure for madness.
User ratings: 1,281
Average rating: 8.1
No Beast So Fierce
Vanessa contacts her old friend Ferdinand Lyle for help. Lyle introduces her to Catriona Hartdegen. Lily, Dorian and Justine put their plan in motion. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at Talbot's ranch.
User ratings: 1,259
Average rating: 8.5
Ebb Tide
Lily sends her legion of women on a gruesome mission, Vanessa makes an ominous choice, and Kaetenay's visions drive Ethan toward his destiny.
User ratings: 1,285
Average rating: 8.6
Perpetual Night
While an apocalyptic pestilence enshrouds London, Victor decides Lily's fate and Ethan comes face-to-face with the evil that seduces Vanessa.
User ratings: 1,303
Average rating: 8.6
The Blessed Dark
Sir Malcolm and his allies battle the fiend laying claim to Vanessa, the Creature faces a baleful demand, and Ethan makes a heartrending choice.
User ratings: 1,913
Average rating: 8.4
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