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    Allan Veríssimo
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    Press Release of Episode 1.01: Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder. While at City Hall, Tiago’s activist brother Raul Vega battles with the fiery Councilman Charlton Townsend over the construction of California’s first freeway. Meanwhile, Peter Craft, the head of the German-American Bun, meets Elsa, the mysterious mother of one of his patients. Sensing danger, Tiago’s mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte to protect her family as the rising tensions in the city threaten to explode.

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    I’m excited because Penny Dreadful is one of my absolute favourites. The first season took its tie finding its footing and once it did it became a true masterpiece. That’s a credit to the amazing Eva Green who owned every second of that show and John Logan who I will blindly follow into the City of Angeles.

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    Anyone else watching?

    The production design is great. Last week dance scene was outstanding and Natalie Dormer looks like she is having a blast. But I don’t see the point of show.Dormer is a demon and plays different character but I don’t see why.  I continue watching but it’s just different stories.that don’t seem to merge together.

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    Seems that I am the only one watching this.. but this weeks episode had an unexpected Patti Lupone cameo as a club singer.

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    I watch this too, but, sadly, it’s a mess. Original PD was scary, poetic, moving and had incredible Eva Green. In this one there’s too much going on and even good actors can’t elevate it enough. Plus why hire Piper Perabo or Amy Madigan if you give them nothing to do?

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    I watch this too, but, sadly, it’s a mess. Original PD was scary, poetic, moving and had incredible Eva Green. In this one there’s too much going on and even good actors can’t elevate it enough. Plus why hire Piper Perabo or Amy Madigan if you give them nothing to do?

    it is a mess. I don’t even know what point of show is. However, this week episode kinda started merging all the storylines.

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    I finally watched episodes 8 and 9, and agree. The story is starting to gel, but it’s a little too late.

    Adriano Barraza though – what an actress.

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    It was great to see Brian Dennehi in what I assume was his last role.

    I always forget to write about Adriana Barraza. She is the one that keeps me coming back. She is such a great actress and great in role that I would nominate her for awards . Glad that they had her dancing again Bc scene in one of the first episodes was a highlight.

    also, considering that most of cast was at the club , I was expecting some big cliffhanger in episode 9 . Such as an explosion or something

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    Owl-Always-watching, what did you think of the finale? It finally had some power and emotion, but I wish I did not have to wait 10 episodes to see that.

    I’m sad the show did not meet my expectations, but at least it had its moments and was visually beautiful. Barraza was MVP for me.

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    Lol at giant Brad Garrett in an apron next to short Nathan Lane.

    well, after finishing finale, I still don’t get what was point of show. Just random stories that I thought were merging in episode 9 n went nowhere in finale.

    still don’t get point of Natalie Dormer playing different characters. Or how Rory Kierran character was needed or fit in story.

    and after that certain big character died in finale just made me think what was point.

    they kept saying it’s about freeway getting but the story never was made about it

    Just proves that Adriana Barraza needs a great role

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    I binged this, and without having seen the original series and nothing to compare it to, I thought it was excellent! It was beautiful to look at, and the acting was first-rate from the entire cast. I do agree with several of the above posters that I wished all the storylines converged 1) earlier and 2) a bit more meaningfully. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it! If there is a second season, I will watch it. If this was it, that’s okay, too.

    I will say two of the performers who impressed me were Amy Madigan and Piper Perabo. Given Madigan’s status as an Oscar and Emmy nominee, I knew she could deliver the goods–and she did in the finale with her monologue.

    Before this, I also never really thought Piper Perabo could deliver this kind of performance she did in this show. Sure, she’s been relegated to crime procedural series for the last decade, but this reminded me that when she’s given good material, she’s good. She didn’t have a lot to do in this show, but her last scene in the mental institution was fantastic.

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    I have just started the series but I must say I’m looking forward to the production design. Could this actually sneak in among the nominees in the category? The second and third seasons of this parent series got in. So far mostly likely to be nominated are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Great, The Crown, Hollywood and Carnival Row, with Westworld if it proves to still be popular among the Academy.

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    Cancelled.

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