Anyone who thinks Eva Green is just a pretty face with a lax attitude towards on-screen nudity, and hasn’t yet checked out, say, the directors’ cut of Ridley ‘multiple versions’ Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven (which is ace by the way), or Casino Royale (might she be the best Bond girl?), do watch Penny Dreadful. I know, it takes a bit before it really takes of. With the séance scene in the second episode I’d say, where Miss Vanessa Ives leaves the audience gasping for breath. Mesmerizing. Look at those facial expressions from the first season. Possessed is one description. Excellent acting another. I’m not the only one who thinks so.