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Penny Dreadful S02E03 "The Nightcomers" - Grog's TV Review (SPOILERS)

Writer: John Logan

Grog’s Review:

This is a SPOILER FILLED review. If you haven’t seen the episode then don’t read this yet.

This show just doesn’t disappoint. 610 more words


Sherman's March, May 10-13, 1865: The Bummers march through Richmond

Just as my blogging pace has eased as the Civil War Sesquicentennial winds down, Major-General William T. Sherman’s troops moved at a relaxed pace as they proceeded towards Washington, D.C. 965 more words

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Penny Dreadful - The TV Series

Everyone has guilty pleasures. Some are even legal.

But what exactly is a ‘guilty pleasure’, anyway? Simply put, it’s something that you shamelessly (or shamefully) enjoy that most other sensible folk would reject. 888 more words

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'Penny Dreadful' Ratings Fall From Season 1, 'Nurse Jackie' Rises For Showtime

Literally bathed in blood, the Season 2 premiere of the John Logan-created Showtime series got a bite taken out of it on Sunday. With 575,000 total viewers watching on May 3 at 10 PM, 439 more words

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TV Review: 'Penny Dreadful,' Season 2

Awash in gothic atmosphere and tasty performances, “Penny Dreadful” puts a face on evil in its second season, and feels considerably richer for it. That countenance would belong to Helen McCrory, who plays the head of a Lucifer-worshipping coven, eager to hand over the psychic Vanessa (Eva Green) to the Prince of Darkness. 515 more words


Howard, April 27, 1865: "This Army is very proud of its record. Let, then, every officer and man do his best to keep it unsullied"

After receiving Special Field Orders No. 66 from Major-General William T. Sherman on April 27, 1865, both Major-Generals Oliver O. Howard and Henry Slocum, commanding respectively the Armies of the Tennessee and Georgia, issued a set of derivative orders to their subordinates. 830 more words

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Horror Inhabitants of Victorian London: Penny Dreadful

John Logan combined the characters of horror literature of Victorian London with new characters to create the series “Penny Dreadful”.  The Showtime series stars Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Hartnet with Reeve Carney, Rory Keanner and Billie Piper.   31 more words