1. The most baroque : Penny Dreadful (2014 - 2016)
In a Victorian London ruled by nocturnal creatures Eva Green plays Vanessa Ives, a woman being pursued by the devil himself. Four years after the final episode of this British series, no other role seems to have rendered the actress quite as sublime. Between her Gothic dresses and spiritualist seances, the Bond girl’s aura has never shone so brightly as during the three seasons of Penny Dreadful. While the series focuses on its leading lady, plenty of other characters get a look in. From Dorian Gray and Dracula to Frankenstein, all the monsters of the era are reunited in these “penny dreadfuls” – the horror magazines that cost a penny in England and from which the series takes its title.
Penny Dreadful, available on Netflix.