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Review: 'Penny Dreadful,' season 2

Review: 'Penny Dreadful,' season 2

Awash in gothic atmosphere and tasty performances, "Penny Dreadful" puts a face on evil in its second season, and feels considerably richer for it. That countenance would belong to Helen McCrory, who plays the head of a Lucifer-worshipping coven, eager to hand over the psychic Vanessa (Eva Green) to the Prince of Darkness. John Logan's creation still feels haphazard at times in the way it throws together macabre figures -- a bit like the Universal monster mashes of the '40s -- but viewers who spend less time dwelling on details and go with "Penny's" crimson-streaked flow will more than get their money's worth. Just to recap season one, Sir...