Penny Dreadful

TV Show • 2014 • Mystery  Report
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It's a reoccurring theme.
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SpaceZinnia
A dog dies in a flashback of Victor's childhood, and his corpse is shown in detail.
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Does an animal die?
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Happypants
Rats are being eaten, ripped and chewed by a dog. Its some sort of bloodsport. Really graphic and horrible. A Rabbit is being killed - Vanessa breaks its neck with her hands. Cows are being killed by a witch A sheep is attacked and eaten by a werewolf
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Happypants
A horse is beaten
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SpaceZinnia
There's a graphic scene of a dog killing several rats for sport.
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Happypants
Many horses. Some are eaten by vampires, some are killed by witches amd some are being worn down by their riders.
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blindsquid
Season 1 episode 4 about halfway through the episode Sembene kills a cat to feed to a creature
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Are there bugs?
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Athatra
[SPOILERS] Dr. Frankenstein is addicted to morphine and shoots up several times onscreen.
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3notifications
Graphic, non-consensual cutting of long hair in an institutional setting.
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skekSo
S2E5: Extended, very detailed scene of lynching
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Kfish148
A character chews partially through his own wrists to escape shackles, in episode 4. Not fingers, but hand trauma.
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Technically Mina in the first season was kidnapped by the Vampires.
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SpaceZinnia
[SPOILERS FOR ALL SEASONS!!!] - When Vanessa is possessed, she channels Sir Malcolm's son Peter, who died on a journey to Africa with his dad. While it's later revealed he was a grown man, some viewers may initially take him to have been a child who died because of Vanessa's voice when she channels him. - When John Clare goes sailing with a group of strangers (with a child onboard), the ship crashes in a frozen wasteland where most of the sailors have frozen to death. The captain says the child has only a few days to live, so John Clare mercy kills him by snapping his neck. - Brona/Lily had a baby named Sarah, and froze to death when Brona had to leave for s*x work one night. While Sarah is not shown on screen, we do see her grave and Lily explains the story in-depth to Victor. - John Clare's son dies of an illness. While Marjorie suggests that John should take him to Victor to be revived, he refuses since he doesn't want to put his son through the same pain he did. He puts his son to rest at sea instead.
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bagofbones
creature follows dr frankenstein for weeks at a time, showing up at various places where he travels to work
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Major theme of the show.
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christopher.espinosa
In Season 2, Episode 5, a transgender woman is spat on by a cisgender male for being herself.
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SpaceZinnia
A large part of Vanessa's backstory takes place in an asylum, and there's episodes that go into full-depth about this. There's several other episodes that take place at Bedlam, which was a real asylum, known for abusing neurodivergent people.
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SpaceZinnia
The same character uses needles to inject serum into people he deems "mentally ill", with the intention of removing their trauma and tendencies towards violence.
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SpaceZinnia
No one has cancer, but Brona has tuberculosis.
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Graphically shown a character is influenced by witchcraft in the second season.
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Character in second season performs one, third episode I believe.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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CozmoGarden
Victor refers to Lily, his love interest, as his cousin, but they are not actually related. in the time period the show was set in, romantic relationships between cousins was seen as normal.
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SpaceZinnia
Dorian offhandedly says Angelique isn't female (for context, Angelique calls herself a "defenseless female" while Dorian jokingly says she's neither), but he otherwise accepts Angelique for being a trans woman and never misgenders her.
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SpaceZinnia
[SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2] Angelique, a trans woman, is poisoned after she discovers Dorian is an immortal.
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CozmoGarden
there is ableism typical of the time period the show is set in. there is violence against people with mental disorders (such as Vanessa, who is locked in a padded room for months and subject to several cruel medical treatments), and John Clare is ostracized because of his deformed appearance. there is also a brief use of the r-slur, but it had a completely different context in Victorian England and back then, was used as a medical term.
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Depends on what you view as sad. Main character is killed in mercy.
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bagofbones
brona croft's ex fiance was physically abusive and it is discussed. she also hits ethan once.
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SpaceZinnia
Justine, who's a teenager, was sexually abused her whole life until Dorian and Lily adopt her.
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bagofbones
brona has tuberculosis and coughs up blood frequently
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bagofbones
ethan is rather gun happy.
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