TELEVISION REVIEW: Penny Dreadful – A Return to what Works **Mild Spoilers**

A penny dreadful, for those not in the know, was the British equivalent of the American West’s dime novels. While dime novels, not surprisingly, focused on larger-than-life characters engaging in larger-than-life gun battles, the penny dreadfuls targeted British youth (literacy rates were steadily increasing amongst the young at the turn of the century) by serializing many classic Gothic thrillers. John […]

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