Penny Dreadful

This is quite the fun idea in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, with various literary characters (or more to the point characters related to literary characters) from the turn of the 20th century plus a couple of actual historical references. Characters are attempting to solve various mysteries and fight the forces of evil, plus engage in their own interests be them scientific or more personal. I have to say that what holds the show back is its incredibly slow pacing. Yes, the show is attempting to set up a certain ambiance, but that needs to be balanced with a degree of action if it really wishes to engage.