Sundays, 10 p.m., Showtime
Welcome back to the screen, Eva Green – the former Bond girl turns out to be a tough, brooding, altogether terrifying leading lady as a mystic operator in Victorian London. She's just one of the many awesome surprises in Penny Dreadful. London is the most repressed city in Western civilization, except the corset is about to burst – evil creatures are afoot, and a pervy aristocrat (Timothy Dalton) enlists Green to help rescue his daughter from an occult underworld. It has the exact right mixture of supernatural poppycock and urban-noir suspense. Over here it's Oscar Wilde's decadent young Dorian Gray, while over there it's Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his latest monster. Josh Hartnett was always a lightweight annoyance as a movie star (it's like he was put on Earth to make Jared Leto seem deep), but even a confirmed non-fan has to admit he's pretty much perfectly cast here as a cowboy. And, of course, there's plenty of flesh. The best scene comes when a tubercular prostitute climaxes in the middle of banging Dorian Gray – by coughing up a bucket of blood all over his face. Those were the days.