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    Has anyone watched the first episode of Penny Dreadful, a new gothic horror series on Showtime? I really liked it, but I can seen it not appealing to mass audiences with its graphic sex, nudity (full-frontal), and violence/gore. The writer skillfully weaves in characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, and Dorian Gray, and the spooky atmosphere is very well done.


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    Based on the popularity of Game of Thrones, I imagine mass audiences are really quite into graphic sex, nudity and gory violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    Based on the popularity of Game of Thrones, I imagine mass audiences are really quite into graphic sex, nudity and gory violence.
    Thus, opera. .............................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    The writer skillfully weaves in characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, and Dorian Gray.
    Ahhh, nothing like the fresh lightning flash / spark of truly new and inventive creativity. (Yawn.)

    ... it seems like a show with a calculated audience demographic of those in their tweens to mid-twenties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    Based on the popularity of Game of Thrones, I imagine mass audiences are really quite into graphic sex, nudity and gory violence.
    I haven't seen it, so I can't compare the two.

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    As if there wasn't enough of this artless, irresponsible nonsense going around.

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention to please condemn the show without watching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    Yeah, I forgot to mention to please condemn the show without watching it.
    Looked it up and read enough. Far as I am concerned it's crap and I won't be watching. Considering the mass appetite for this kind of thing, I am sure it'll do just fine without me.

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    I haven't seen it. But I hope the production values are higher than those of whoever Photoshopped the catch light(s) into the eyes of that photo.

    /whine
    Current status: not Photoshopping an arched back while blindfolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    Based on the popularity of Game of Thrones, I imagine mass audiences are really quite into graphic sex, nudity and gory violence.
    I could really do without quite a lot of that....but damn the characterizations and story line is just too good. (and yes I am reading the books too)

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