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May 31, 2016

Show Idea: Real Housewives of China

But not Shanghai or Beijing–pick a 2nd or 3rd tier city like Wuhan or Changsha. (What up hometown!) It will be filled with gems such as:

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Jul 1, 2015

Penny Dreadful(s)

Penny Dreadful promo poster

Eva Green as the mysterious Ms. Ives

I’ve been fairly faithfully following the new Showtime series (well somewhat new, now into its second season) Penny Dreadful. And it has a really spectacular cast of actors–Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and even the relatively less known names have done very well–and great production value and set direction…but somehow it just seems to lack the magic stuff.

But a bit of background: the show is named Penny Dreadful after really cheap, mass-produced fictional serials of the 1800s, often written about extraordinary subject matter intended to elicit illicit (ha) thrills. Wiki summarizes them as such:
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Posted in Literature, Obsessive, TV
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