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Eva Green is simply mesmerizing
It's somewhat remarkable that eight years after "Casino Royale" Eva Green is finally starting to explode in mainstream media. She's found a genre niche in last March's "300: A Rise of An Empire" and will appear in the "Sin City" sequel this August. But, as an actress? From here on out her portrayal of Vanessa Ives in "Penny Dreadful" will be her calling card. Green is pulling some sort of Cate Blanchett meets Meryl Streep inspired magic and simply blowing her co-stars off the screen. In all seriousness, Timothy Dalton is the only one who can seem to brace her presence (Poor Reeve Carney, it seems like she'll just flick him out of a scene with a snap of her fingers). She's already been possessed by a demonic spirit three times (possibly four, some moments are debatable) and has made some of the show's weaker dialogue delightfully alluring and believable. After the first two episodes "Penny Dreadful's" most intriguing storyline was that of a conflicted Dr. Victor Frankenstein. By the fourth episode, it became the Eva Green show and we can't stop watching.