No, this isn’t a post promoting a torrent or download!
Showtime has followed in HBO’s footsteps, kind of, by releasing the pilot episode of their new show, Penny Dreadful, and it’s now available to stream online for free (ala Silicon Valley on YouTube — I’d link to it but the network has since made the video private). The kicker of it all is that the show doesn’t air on TV until May 11th, but it’s available online right now!
There is no catch, no signing up, no logging in to a Showtime account — nothing! Well, actually, you need to
sign over rights to your soul input your birthday and be over 18 to watch, but that’s it!
I just finished watching it and it was pretty damn interesting! Penny Dreadful reimagines the origins of classic horror stories and monsters . . . I won’t go into any further detail than that, just to avoid spoilers. You should definitely check it out if you’re a fan of the horror genre, though! I definitely got a couple of good jumps in while watching!
Also, you can’t go wrong when the cast includes Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and
Rose Tyler Doctor Who alumn, Billie Piper — who was missing in this episode, but that’s fine since it didn’t finish introducing the rest of the cast either (really though, it’s just one other guy, I think).
I feel like the show knew my geeky little heart would be sad that Piper was missing and as an “I’m sorry,” it gave me Josh Hartnett’s butt! Who has been aging REALLY well, by the way! He doesn’t look like a sickly, coked-up little twink anymore…
Check Penny Dreadful out now at: http://www.sho.com/sho/video/titles/29713/penny-dreadful-series-premiere