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Penny Dreadful

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Not surprisingly, TV's latest gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, set in 1890's London, featuring characters such as Victor Frankenstein, Abraham Van Helsing, and relevant to this discussion, Dorian Gray, featured an absinthe scene (tail end of episode 4).

 

Pros: no fire, instead using a fountain for ice water. A proper pour in a proper glass.

 

Cons: most arrestingly, it's mouthwash green. They only used a tiny bit of water, which might expain it's lack of louche, but I figure that's more due to the fact that it was likely just green water.

 

In a world where red wine generally resembles fruit punch, I'm not surprised at the innacuracies. But at least there was no fire or balls tripped.

 

The clip: http://vimeo.com/97592961

 

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Lautrec spoons. :laugh: :laugh:

 

Oh well, it's a better attempt than most so I guess we should give them credit for at least trying. Proper glasses and fountain, and more-or-less the proper ritual even if the color is a joke. Could be worse.

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