Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Set in 1938 Los Angeles, this Penny Dreadful spinoff series combines the social tension of the era with supernatural elements from Mexican-American folklore.

2020USA
DramaFantasyHorror
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

I still would have preferred more rigor and investment — but without the Penny Dreadful title, the result would have felt like less of a bait-and-switch.

Salon

Salon

press

Behold the spectacle, then, and let that be enough. To expect anything else it to cast a prayer into the void. Maybe something will answer, but what it says might not fulfill you.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Over halfway into its season, it’s unclear if, and how, the show can recollect the Pandora’s box of horrors it’s released. But Penny Dreadful: City of Angels so far offers an entertaining promise to figure it out.

3.0
TV Guide

TV Guide

press

The new Penny Dreadful is new — a completely separate story set decades later and half a world away from the gone-too-soon gothic horror. In this one, the characters see the sun.

Variety

Variety

press

In setting, tone, and several fine and evocative performances, “City of Angels” cements itself as a fine entrant in the horror-on-TV genre.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Had the series pared down its plotlines the characters could shine more, their motivations crystallize, instead of feeling like they’re 20 characters in search of an exit.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Other than a few fun scenes and a scene-stealing performance from Natalie Dormer, it’s just too inconsistent and flat overall to connect as anything but a footnote to the first series for now.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

I still would have preferred more rigor and investment — but without the Penny Dreadful title, the result would have felt like less of a bait-and-switch.

Salon

Salon

press

Behold the spectacle, then, and let that be enough. To expect anything else it to cast a prayer into the void. Maybe something will answer, but what it says might not fulfill you.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Over halfway into its season, it’s unclear if, and how, the show can recollect the Pandora’s box of horrors it’s released. But Penny Dreadful: City of Angels so far offers an entertaining promise to figure it out.

3.0
TV Guide

TV Guide

press

The new Penny Dreadful is new — a completely separate story set decades later and half a world away from the gone-too-soon gothic horror. In this one, the characters see the sun.

Variety

Variety

press

In setting, tone, and several fine and evocative performances, “City of Angels” cements itself as a fine entrant in the horror-on-TV genre.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Had the series pared down its plotlines the characters could shine more, their motivations crystallize, instead of feeling like they’re 20 characters in search of an exit.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Other than a few fun scenes and a scene-stealing performance from Natalie Dormer, it’s just too inconsistent and flat overall to connect as anything but a footnote to the first series for now.

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