'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 3 takes show's quality up a notch, fans can't wait for next chapter
Spoilers for 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Season 1 Episode 3 'Wicked Old World'
Fans have been on the fence about whether or not they will enjoy the new series, but the latest episode seems to have lured them into taking a more positive stance. With an extravagant club scene, a new Natalie Dormer character, and the stellar acting skills of Nathan Lane as Detective Lewis Michener, fans are coming aboard for the 'Penny Dreadful' spinoff.
"Episode three felt like everything went up a notch and had some great scenes. They’ve done an excellent job with the casting. Every character makes you feel something," writes this fan on Twitter. "Easily my favorite episode thus far. Didn’t have any favorites up until this point. I’m really liking Rio and Fly Rico," writes this user. "Favorite episode so far! That conversation between Mateo and Raul had me weeping. The dancing scene at the Crimson Cat was superb & Rio's fiery speech... I love this," writes another.
Lane's performance seems to be a big part of what people are enjoying about the show. "This is a great show, made that much better by the fantastic acting of Nathan Lane," writes this Twitter user.
"So #PennyDreadful City Of Angels is pretty great. History, supernatural, Nathan Lane and Nazis, all wrapped up in one. Loving it!" says one fan. "I'm not one to become emotional over tv programs but Nathan Lane's performance in the opening scene of #PennyDreadfulcityofangels episode 3 is breathtaking. When he tears his lapel! Well I became emotional. So not miss this television show people," says another.
This viewer writes, "I upgraded to Showtime just so I could see Nathan Lane in #PennyDreadfulCityofAngels. I have NEVER paid extra for premium channels. Glad I did. The show is excellent and Nathan is the best part of it! Planning my Sunday nights around it."
The dance scene at the Cat's Cradle was extremely popular with the fans. "The dance sequence in the new 'Penny Dreadful' Ep 3 is an eye-opener," writes this viewer. "In case you were wondering if the new Penny Dreadful is worth your time, Episode 3 features Natalie Dormer dancing in a zoot suit in the middle of an extremely gay '30s pachuco nightclub and then punching a cop when he tries to arrest everyone," says this fan. "That dance between Rio and Mateo is one of my fav scenes of the whole episode!" gushes another fan.
Jessica Garza, who plays Josefina Vega on the show, shared some behind-the-scenes information about the dance scene. "It took our costume department over 1,000 yards of fabric to make 75 Zoot suits for this scene alone. CHRISTIE. WITTENBORN. is costume designer of the year."
The next episode of 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' airs May 17, on Showtime.