Lazlo’s Clicker: Penny Dreadful, The Maya Rudolph Show

The title of Showtime’s new drama Penny Dreadful has its origins in 19th century Great Britain, when a popular fiction among the masses was offered in serialized form, each new portion costing one cent.  The subject matter of these stories was invariably sensationalized violence and horror.  They were also frequently printed on pulp paper, which explains another more well known title.  Enough with the pop culture history lesson, however.  Penny Dreadful is an engrossing and unique drama, and I’m hoping it sticks with audiences.


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