Penny Dreadful Season 2 Episode 5 Review: “Above The Vaulted Sky” - TVOM

TVOM: There are few shows on television as good at killing time as Penny Dreadful, which in both seasons has taken relatively small stories and turned them into grandiose tales spanning lengths much longer than the entire narrative would suggest (the arc of Season 1, for example, is extremely tight, a trend we’ve seen continued this season). A meatier 10-episode order for Season 2 has given Penny all the more room to drown its audience in atmosphere and aesthetics. Thankfully, there isn’t a finer world to get lost in than Penny’s exquisitely dark Victorian London, so when an episode like “Above The Vaulted Sky” comes along and inches forward the plot, it never turns itself into a boring affair – and not just because it’s an episode constructed to end on a lengthy sex montage, either.

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