Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (10,468)

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is a supernatural horror drama series that premiered on Showtime in 2020. Set in Los Angeles in the late 1930s, the show explores the intersection of humanity and the supernatural, as well as the prejudices and political tensions of the time.

The show features a diverse and talented cast, including Natalie Dormer as Magda, a shape-shifting demon who takes on various personas throughout the series; Daniel Zovatto as Detective Tiago Vega, a Mexican-American police officer caught between his duty and his community; and Adriana Barraza as Maria Vega, the matriarch of the Vega family and a powerful curandera (healer).

The story of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels centers around a series of gruesome murders that shake the city of Los Angeles. Detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane), are assigned to investigate the crimes. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they discover that there are supernatural forces at play and that the murders may be linked to a prophecy involving the end of the world.

At the same time, the political tensions between the Mexican-American community and the LAPD are mounting, and a powerful councilman, Charlton Townsend (Michael Gladis), is using the murders to fuel his anti-immigrant agenda. Meanwhile, Magda is manipulating various characters in the show to further her own agenda, which involves sowing chaos and destruction in the mortal world.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is its exploration of racial tensions in 1930s Los Angeles. The show touches on issues such as police brutality, the Mexican-American zoot suit riots, and the discrimination faced by various minority communities in the city.

The supernatural elements of the show are also well-executed and provide a fascinating contrast to the real-world issues explored in the series. Magda is a particularly intriguing character, as she takes on various personas throughout the show, from a fiery socialist to a seductive Nazi sympathizer. Her abilities as a shape-shifter add an extra layer of unpredictability to her character, as viewers never know who she will turn into next.

In addition to the strong acting and compelling storyline, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels also boasts impressive production values. The sets and costumes are richly detailed and transport viewers back to the 1930s, while the use of music and sound effects adds to the ominous and eerie atmosphere of the show.

Overall, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is a worthy addition to the Penny Dreadful universe. While it may not have the same level of gore and shock value as the original series, it more than makes up for it with its exploration of real-world issues and its intriguing supernatural elements. With its talented cast, strong writing, and impressive production values, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is a must-watch for horror fans and anyone interested in exploring the complex history of Los Angeles.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 26, 2020.

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Day of the Dead
10. Day of the Dead
June 28, 2020
When sad news spreads through the Crimson Cat, Fly Rico tries to placate the volatile crowd while Rio argues for vengeance. Peter Craft, Elsa and the boys are trapped in their car amidst a riot as Tiago tries to help Mateo. Townsend celebrates the sudden rise of his political fortunes. Tiago and Molly face reality about their relationship and Molly confronts Miss Adelaide. Lewis and Tiago rush to protect Brian from the Nazis. The Vega family gathers for a moving Day of the Dead ceremony.
Sing, Sing, Sing
9. Sing, Sing, Sing
June 21, 2020
In danger, Tiago and Lewis must make bold decisions. With Townsend at the end of his rope, he's forced to turn to a last resort. Spurred by Elsa, Peter decides to take Tom, Trevor and Frank to the movies. Lewis oversees the prison transfer of Diego Lopez as Tiago and Molly go dancing at the Crimson Cat, where they confront the rest of the Vega family.
Hide and Seek
8. Hide and Seek
June 14, 2020
Lewis confronts Townsend in his office and Tiago questions Adelaide, where he discovers Josefina is now a member of the Sister Molly's congregation. Rio implores Mateo to forget his old family and embrace her and the Pachucos. Peter visits Linda at the asylum, only to find her ready for war. Townsend and Kurt go on a dangerous outing, while Peter Craft argues with members of the German-American Bund. In the Craft home, Frank terrorizes Tom and Trevor as Maria fights to protect them from the demonic child.
Maria and the Beast
7. Maria and the Beast
June 7, 2020
Molly visits Tiago at his apartment as he wrestles with guilt over Diego's confession. Dottie and Lewis confront Brian for lying about his dueling allegiances. Elsa and Frank move in with the Crafts, igniting fear in Tom and Maria. Alex and Townsend deliberate about how to defeat Councilwoman Beck. Josefina's newfound faith puts her at odds with her family. Lewis enlists a reluctant Tiago to join his covert operations and Maria summons Santa Muerte, but an uninvited guest arrives with her.
How It Is with Brothers
6. How It Is with Brothers
May 31, 2020
Tiago and Lewis interrogate Diego. Maria tracks down Mateo.
Children of the Royal Sun
5. Children of the Royal Sun
May 24, 2020
Josefina confides in Sister Molly. Tiago confronts Mateo.
Josephina and the Holy Spirit
4. Josephina and the Holy Spirit
May 17, 2020
Lewis seeks help from a gangster. Josefina Vega has a harrowing encounter.
Wicked Old World
3. Wicked Old World
May 10, 2020
Tiago and Molly have an outing. Mateo visits a dance hall.
Dead People Lie Down
2. Dead People Lie Down
May 3, 2020
Tiago and Lewis meet Sister Molly Finnister. Peter Craft runs into Elsa.
Santa Muerte
1. Santa Muerte
April 26, 2020
Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder. While at City Hall, Tiago's activist brother Raul Vega battles with the fiery Councilman Charlton Townsend over the construction of California's first freeway. Meanwhile, Peter Craft, the head of the German-American Bun, meets Elsa, the mysterious mother of one of his patients. Sensing danger, Tiago's mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte to protect her family as the rising tensions in the city threaten to explode. Series premiere
Where to Watch Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Penny Dreadful: City of Angels on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 26, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (10,468)