Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

As I said in my reviews of Season 1 and Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, I really enjoy it… That is, until Season 3. There is really no way to review this season properly without giving away some spoilers, so be warned. What is Penny Dreadful Season 3 About? This season begins with basically all the characters spread all over the world. Their mission and bond as a group were left shattered after events in the previous season, and everyone is attempting to pick up the pieces one way or another. Our sharpshooter with the heart of gold heads back to America to face his past, … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

What is Penny Dreadful Season 2 About? It’s tough to review Season 2 of a show without giving away any spoilers from the first season, but I’ll do my best. (You can also get my impressions of Season 1 in my last review.)  The second season of this deliciously dark, psychological thriller sees new foes. If you thought vampires were bad, wait until you meet the witches of this season. They are out to exploit Vanessa and her psychic powers, and they’ll go through her friends to get what they want. You get a lot more information about Vanessa’s backstory and how she’s used her dubious … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

Penny Dreadful Season 1 Review

If you are a lover of the macabre side of the steam era, you will absolutely adore the first season of Penny Dreadful. It’s a bit like taking most of the superstitions of the Vic-wardian era and throwing them into a blender. Which sounds like it could be a terrible idea, but the execution is amazing. I saw this series for the first time when it originally came to Netflix, and decided to re-watch it now with Halloween on the way. Even the second time around, I am still thoroughly impressed by the acting and storytelling of this series. What is Penny Dreadful Season 1 About? … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 1 Review

To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

To the Home Cinema! -A Steampunk Journal Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle” by Victoria L. Szulc Houdini & Doyle is a television program loosely based on the friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show aired in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in 2016. In the series, the keen sleuth and famous escape artist investigate both paranormal and human events. They are soon joined by the plucky London Constable Adelaide Stratton in their adventures. Victorian Murders and Mysteries From the very first episode, involving the questionable death of a nun in the Magdalene Laundries, we see the friction between Doyle, … Continue reading To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

(Featured image: Milo, his sister Sara and friends Bradley and Amanda waiting to see the new ‘Dr. Zone’ movie.) What is Milo Murphy’s Law About? You may not have heard about the new Disney XD cartoon Milo Murphy’s Law, but it’s both hilarious and riddled with enough time traveling steampunk references to keep even adult viewers delighted. Milo Murphy, (voiced by Weird Al), is plagued by ‘Murphy’s Law’: ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.’ This is why he’s always prepared for anything, including time travel.   Milo is constantly chased by avalanches, floods, stampedes, and all number of hilariously unfortunate events. Some of these … Continue reading Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

Steampunk’d Series One, Episode One review

steampunkThe steampunk community had a World’s first on 19th August 2015 with the airing of reality “maker” show Steampunk’d. Hosted by Jeannie Mai, the contest features ten well known steampunk creators that have to design, build and fabricate their way through to the judging section at the end, featuring Thomas Willeford, Kato and Matt King. The winner of the overall show gets a grand prize of $100,000. Continue reading “Steampunk’d Series One, Episode One review”