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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 5 Review – Children of the Royal Sun

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 5 Review – Children of the Royal Sun
This Penny Dreadful: City of Angels review contains spoilers.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 5

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels episode 5, “Children of the Royal Sun,” is a streetwise episode. Even the spirituality is grounded in concrete. The older believers keep their shrines in dark rooms, the younger ones want to dance to show reverence but all the cool joints are closed down. Meanwhile city councilmen do the old soft shoe all over their neighborhood.

Elsa, one of the many guises Natalie Dormer takes as the darkest angel in the city, manages to get out by herself. Of course, she’s never really alone. The episode opens as Magda, all decked out in Goth finery that nightclub won’t see again until the 90s, steps out to cut a rug, or a throat, she hasn’t decided. Once again she goes unnoticed until she transforms into her German persona, and
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 4 Review – Josefina and the Holy Spirit

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 4 Review –  Josefina and the Holy Spirit
This Penny Dreadful: City of Angels review contains spoilers.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 4

Magda takes a back seat in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels episode 4, “Josefina and The Holy Spirit,” while her vehicle careens across the track she laid. The episode opens with Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), wearing her sadness as prominently as her white flowing lace, as she walks into town, unseen but by an innocent child. The little girl actually turns to look at the Saint of Death just as the audience is wondering whether or not the other townspeople can see her. Santa Muerte knows what we are thinking before we think it. That’s why she’s at the scene of every crime long before the criminals.

Tiago is also in close quarters with suspected criminals, at least close enough to get between them and the cops who are interrogating them. Captain Ned Vanderhoff
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 3 Review – Wicked Old World

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 3 Review – Wicked Old World
This Penny Dreadful: City of Angels review contains spoilers.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Episode 3

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels episode 3, “Wicked Old World,” opens in the morgue, where Detective Lewis is once again skirting police procedure. It’s tough to draw the line on where the spiritual deviltry and everyday corruption diverge on the series. Lewis is completely justified in his request to the coroner, but the act takes on a special significance in a show which began with an occult request.

Nathan Lane, who plays Detective Lewis, has a great face to paint the human condition on. He walks out of the morgue as a detective, with the bullets which were found in the skulls of his friends in his hand, and immediately turns into a grieving and tortured aging Jew. Lane shows, not only the pain, but the guilt and the fear of what’s to come.
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Performer of the Week: Paul Mescal

Performer of the Week: Paul Mescal
The Performer | Paul Mescal

The Show | Hulu’s Normal People

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The Episode | “Episode 10” (April 29, 2020)

The Performance | Much has been made, and rightly so, of the way that Normal People dealt with its sex scenes, realistically but not exploitatively. However, Mescal, an Irish actor heretofore known only for his stage work, delivered in the series’ 10th episode what amounted to a solo act that was no less stunning in its intimacy and openness. If you’ve
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Sister Molly Explained

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Sister Molly Explained
The following contains spoilers for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels episode 2.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels introduces a new character, and a new sect, to the series with their second episode, “Dead People Lie Down.” In the first, “Santa Muerte,” Detective Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) complains about crazy Los Angeles cults, after seeing a poster for a radio program, Joyful Voices. The spiritual songstress is Sister Molly, played by Kerry Bishé, and yes, she works on people like a love drug.

The show’s face of radio evangelism, Sister Molly Finnister is a popular and charismatic Christian evangelist who dreams of the normal life. She is loosely based on Aimee Semple McPherson and her Foursquare Church. McPherson was the first televangelist, except she broadcast her weekly sermons at the first megachurch the Angelus Temple over the radio. Raised on the tent revival circuit, she didn’t sing, but could speak in tongues.
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Recap: Whose First Episode Was Their Last?

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Recap: Whose First Episode Was Their Last?
The theme of Sunday’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels might well have been dangerous liaisons. The episode included not only a “What are the odds?” run-in with a demon at the beach, a chance meeting with the smoothest of criminals at the hospital, and a police interrogation that could easily have included among its questions “Do you wanna go steady?” but an encounter with Nazis that left two characters modeling toe tags (yes, already!) and a brush with Santa Muerte that brought a certain someone back from the brink of death… or did it, really? Read on, and I
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season One Ratings

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season One Ratings
The original Penny Dreadful series did pretty well in the ratings for Showtime and lasted for three seasons. Now, a few years after that show ended, the cable channel has introduced a "spiritual descendent" spin-off with new characters and a new setting. How will this one do? Will Penny Dreadful: City of Angels be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

A supernatural drama series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels stars Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves. It's set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. The series follows earnest Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto), the Lapd's first Latino detective, and his seasoned partner, Lewis Michener (Lane). When a grisly murder shocks the city, they become embroiled in
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season Two? Has the Showtime Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season Two? Has the Showtime Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?
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Airing on the Showtime cable channel, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels stars Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves. It's set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. The series follows earnest Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto), the Lapd's first Latino detective, and his seasoned
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season One Viewer Votes

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season One Viewer Votes
Can Tiago and his family survive the first season of the Penny Dreadful: City of Angels TV show on Showtime? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the first season episodes of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels here.

A Showtime supernatural historical drama, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels stars Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves. It's set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. The series follows earnest Detective
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Network: Showtime

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: April 26, 2020 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves.

TV show description:

A supernatural drama series that's a "spiritual descendent" of the original series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension.

The series follows earnest Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto), the Lapd's first Latino detective, and his seasoned partner, Lewis Michener (Lane). Read More…
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Showtime Offers Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Premiere Online for Free -- Watch Now!

Showtime Offers Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Premiere Online for Free -- Watch Now!
Showtime has a treat for fans of Penny Dreadful.

The premium cabler has released the series premiere of its new drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels early for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand.

The series stars Tony® and Emmy® winner Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves.

Tony and Golden Globe® winner and three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, the creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated series Penny Dreadful, continues in those same roles. Michael Aguilar (Kidding) also serves as executive producer.

The premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube and Sho.com.

The 10-episode series will officially premiere on-air this Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime.

The episode is also available across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free on demand channels.
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Showtime Releases ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Premiere Early for Free Online

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Showtime Releases ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Premiere Early for Free Online
Showtime released the series premiere of “Penny Dreadful” sequel “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” for free online on Friday, two days ahead of its planned network debut.

The first episode of the new 10-episode drama starring Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane is available for free now on YouTube and Sho.com. The premiere has also been released on “multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free on demand channels,” per Showtime, and is available for free on the Showtime stand-alone service at showtime.com.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” will make its linear debut Sunday at 10/9c on Showtime.

Along with Lane and Dormer, the series stars Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves.

More to come…

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‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Showtime Releases Series Premiere Early For Free Online

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‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Showtime Releases Series Premiere Early For Free Online
Showtime has released the series premiere of its new drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels early for free online sampling ahead of its April 26 on-air debut. It’s available now on YouTube and Sho.com.

Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves star in the follow-up to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Lane) become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich
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How ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Re-Creates Old Los Angeles — With Monsters Real and Imagined

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How ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Re-Creates Old Los Angeles — With Monsters Real and Imagined
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” all started with creator John Logan’s love of maps. In this case, historic maps of Los Angeles, and how they chronicle the city’s rapid growth in the early part of the 20th century.

As a matter of fact, Logan kept a colossal map of 1938-era L.A. on an easel in his office at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, where much of “City of Angels” filmed this past winter. Visitors would be treated to a quick history of the area as Logan used the map — and its overlays — to illustrate what inspired him to write the new Showtime drama series.

“This show is a cartographer’s dream,” Logan says with the enthusiasm of someone who has spent many hours poring over historic files in the Los Angeles Public Library’s tremendous map collection. And in particular, what caught him was how the
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Review (Spoiler Free)

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Review (Spoiler Free)
This Penny Dreadful review contains no spoilers.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels takes place half a century after the original series. Penny Dreadful was set in London during the age of gothic romance, the late 1800s. Capes were the height of fashion. The new series takes place in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1938. Zoot suits are the swingingest threads. The original featured an immortal art lover, Frankenstein’s creature and a werewolf. Now we have city planners, plainclothes detectives and smiling fascists. Penny Dreadful was steeped in a theosophical mysticism. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels prays to Santa Muerte, but is preyed upon by her sister.

Natalie Dormer, who lost her head as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors and married up, and down, on HBO’s Game of Thrones, plays Magda, the series’ everywoman. As the supernatural shape-shifting agent of chaos, she not only can be any character,
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‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Review: A Powerful Ensemble Buckles Under a Packed Narrative

‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Review: A Powerful Ensemble Buckles Under a Packed Narrative
The term “penny dreadfuls” was initially attributed to cheap serial literature that was instantly popular with the masses in the United Kingdom. Creator John Logan’s 2014 series, “Penny Dreadful” took the term and utilized it to create new origin stories for some of the most popular figures in Gothic literature. The show developed a cult following that remains to this day, taking an ironic twist and turning into the penny dreadfuls that inspired it.

Logan’s new spinoff uproots its Victorian London setting for 1938 Los Angeles to tell a story about murder, Chicano history, and the building of L.A.’s first major motorway, and while it’s unclear who exactly the series is meant to appeal to, the sheer power of its cast keeps things moving.

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"Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels"

Take a look at new footage from "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels", the supernatural "Penny Dreadful" TV series spin-off, set in 1938 Los Angeles, created by John Logan and produced by Sam Mendes ("1917") starring Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") as the shape-shifter 'Magda', premiering April 26, 2020 on Showtime:

"...the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. 

"When a murder shocks the city, 'Detective Tiago Vega' (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city's first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the 'Third Reich' and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart..."

Cast also includes Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear,
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Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories returns with first trailer for Apple TV+ series

Apple TV+ has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming reimagining of Steven Spielberg’s 80s anthology series Amazing Stories ahead of its arrival on the streaming service next month. The series tells five unique stories and features a cast that includes Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander, Edward Burns, Austin Stowell, Kerry Bishé, […]

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‘Amazing Stories’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Reboots Steven Spielberg’s Cult-Favorite Anthology Series

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‘Amazing Stories’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Reboots Steven Spielberg’s Cult-Favorite Anthology Series
Get ready for more “Amazing Stories,” because Apple TV+ has just unveiled a new trailer for the web series reboot of Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1980s anthology show. Executive-produced by Spielberg along with new blood in the form of Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey, this version of “Amazing Stories” will premiere as five episodes on Apple TV+ on March 6. Watch the trailer below.

Developed in partnership between Universal TV and Amblin Television, “Amazing Stories” features familiar names and faces both in front of and behind the camera, aiming to “transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors, and writers.” Episodes will include “The Rift” with Austen Stowell (“Bridge of Spies”), Kerry Bishé (“Halt and Catch Fire”), and Edward Burns, with Mark Mylod of “Game of Thrones” directing; “Signs of Life,” with Jacob Latimore (“The Chi”) and Sasha Lane
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Sundance Review: The Evening Hour Explores the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia

Has there been a great feature made about the opioid crisis in America? Director Braden King is determined to answer the question “yes” with The Evening Hour, written by Elizabeth Palmore and based on the novel by Carter Sickels. And while he bites off a bit more than he can chew here, there’s a good deal that resonates.

First Reformed‘s Philip Ettinger stars as Cole, a nursing home aide who moonlights as a drug dealer. Only, he seems to have something of a moral code about the meds he’s slinging. Sure, he’s keeping a lot of townspeople addicted but he’s doing it responsibly, legitimately supporting some who can’t afford pills they need and keeping others safe from the much-worse Everett (Marc Menchaca). He carries on a half-assed relationship with Charlotte (Stacy Martin) and a general sense of calm. This all crumbles once Terry Rose
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