Penny Dreadful, that glorious bastion of subtext-made-text, ended this past weekend, bringing a three-season fascination with Vanessa Ives to a close. The series finale was…a disappointment.
I wrote about the problems with this arc in a piece at Salon, so we don’t need to rehash all of it here, but I do want to dig into a few specifics.
We’ll start with this picture of The Big Moment, because it gets to the heart of my ambivalence.
Is that a stunning, Gothic moment? Hell yes it is, look at that… Read more »