Late Vic­to­ri­ans

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“Penny Dread­ful” (Show­time, re­turns in 2016) Florid mon­ster mash set in Lon­don in 1891 fea­tures Vic­tor Franken­stein, Do­rian Gray, were­wolves, vam­pires, de­mons. And “Rip­per Street” (BBC Amer­ica, also re­turns in 2016) is a crime pro­ce­dural set in Lon­don that started in the year 1889 and is now in 1894. Mean­while, on another plane en­tirely, “Another Pe­riod” (Com­edy Cen­tral, re­cently

re­newed for Sea­son 2) is a send-up of crunchy-gravel dra­mas, set in tony Rhode Is­land in 1902.


Christina Hen­dricks and Michael Ian Black in Com­edy Cen­tral’s “Another Pe­riod,” which skew­ers crunchy-gravel dra­mas.

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