Okay, Penny Dreadful...I watched the episode with the Grand Guignol backstage stuff, and it was good. In fact, all the Frankenstein monster scenes were good. And that white, hairless creature with fangs that Fenton called "Master" -- that was Dracula? Not the way he's usually portrayed, is it? But the scenes of Dorian Gray in the Botanical Gardens were a big yawn. Why was all that necessary?

So, having been partially indoctrinated, I watched the new episode last night and was drawn in completely. That long, continuous backstory was as horrible as it was enlightening. It's one thing to read about the "treatment" of mental illness in Victorian times but quite another to see it acted out. Yep, it all got to me. I'll be back for more.