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Excellent performances from all the cast and nice to see the BBC offer something different on a Sunday night. Robert Allen
The best thing the BBC has done in a long time.
Typical British period drama mixed in with a bit of magic, like a grown- up Harry Potter.
Robert William Graham
It has a good cast, lovely costumes, a terrific concept and it looks great... so why is it so deadly, mind blisteringly dull? I’ve given up on it as I have some paint to watch dry. Beige. Beige paint. Steve Hyett
Really wanted to like this, but despite fine acting, photography and effects it just didn’t hold me. Kept going through three eps
but have now given up. May try it again later in the year as it feels like an autumn/ winter series.
I’m absolutely loving it. For those calling it dull, I’m reminded of a quote from Jane Austen – “I do not write for such dull elves / As have not a great deal of ingenuity themselves.”
A little slow ( but then the book was rather glacial in its pace) but I am enjoying it. Slightly too close an adaptation, like Watchmen.
I loved the book and the Beeb’s adaption does it total justice with an original feeling of its own – a bit Pride And Prejudice And Magicians.
The cast are brilliant and the immersion in the alternate timeline is engaging and credible. A far superior product to the aptly named Penny Dreadful.
Fantastic, I just wish more people were watching it.