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A nice reworking of well known stories.
on 1 January 2015
An interesting take on the gothic angle with a combination of a number of well known stories and themes. Great cast all round, but for me, Rory Kinnear's monster, Billie Piper's Irish prostitute and Eva Green's troubled young woman stand out.
A second series ('season' if you're in America) is planned apparently, so we'll see if the writers manage to continue (or improve upon) the excellent story-line.
Even if you're not keen on supernatural / horror stories, it's worth giving this a go for the period recreation which is very well done (costumes / sets) but watch out, there's more than a bit of bodice ripping going on. The goriness aside, there are some fairly graphic scenes involving the lead characters........