Pennyworth

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The DC origin series PENNYWORTH follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, years before he becomes Bruce Wayne’s father. With England on the brink of chaos, Alfred Pennyworth navigates a world of secrets and betrayals.
Starring
Jack BannonBen AldridgeEmma Paetz
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    November 6, 2019
    1 h 11 min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the series premiere, Alfred Pennyworth (JACK BANNON) meets Thomas Wayne (BEN ALDRIDGE) and falls in love with Esme (EMMA CORRIN).
  2. 2. The Landlord's Daughter
    November 6, 2019
    54min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alfred turns down an offer from billionaire Thomas Wayne, and instead accepts an assignment that positions him in the crosshairs of one of the East End’s most dastardly figures.
  3. 3. Martha Kane
    November 6, 2019
    54min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alfred accepts an assignment from American photojournalist Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) to transport a scientist out of the country.
  4. 4. Lady Penelope
    November 6, 2019
    56min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Thomas meets Martha for the first time and assigns her and Alfred a dangerous mission – to uncover the new leader of the Raven Society. Later, tragedy strikes.
  5. 5. Shirley Bassey
    November 6, 2019
    55min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    John Ripper presents Alfred with an offer; meanwhile, Lord Harwood’s fate takes a curious turn.
  6. 6. Cilla Black
    November 6, 2019
    50min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Martha and Patricia Wayne attend a debauched party with famed magician Aleister Crowley.
  7. 7. Julie Christie
    November 6, 2019
    56min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Martha and Thomas confront Crowley over his strange party and the return of Patricia, Alfred and the lads track down the identity of a wanted killer.
  8. 8. Sandie Shaw
    November 6, 2019
    55min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Lord Harwood returns to take control of the Raven Society, Alfred, Dave Boy and Bazza form an unlikely alliance with the Sykes Sisters.
  9. 9. Alma Cogan
    November 6, 2019
    53min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alfred, Thomas and Martha become entangled in an assassination plot against Lord Harwood.
  10. 10. Marianne Faithful
    November 6, 2019
    54min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the Queen is abducted in the season finale, Alfred must take a side in the struggle. Meanwhile, Lord Harwood uses those closest to Alfred to remove him from the game.

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Directors
Danny Cannon
Supporting actors
Hainsley Lloyd BennettRyan FletcherDorothy AtkinsonPaloma FaithJason Flemyng
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2019
Network
Originals
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1047 global ratings

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  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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MetroWestReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
You can only watch the first 3 episodes - after that you need to subscribe to EPIX
I am getting a little tired of Amazon Prime's scam where they advertise videos but, after you try to watch them, you find out yet need yet ANOTHER subscription. (They don't make this apparent right away -- it's like they know they are doing something underhanded.)
Cut to the chase -- you can watch the first 3 episodes for free but you will need to subscribe to EPIX for the last one.
This show is pretty good - it's a cool period piece with great acting and fun characters. But, it is "Game of Thrones" awesome? No, not at all. After I watched the first 3 episodes, I tried to watch the 4th but discovered I would need to subsscribe to EPIX. I said to myself "Well, the first 3 episodes were pretty good, but I don't feel compelled to subscribe to EPIX just to watch the 4th. It's just not that amazing".
I getting a little tired of going to Amazon Prime only to find out that I need to subscribe to EPIX or CBS All Access or BritBox or whatever. I am starting to wonder why I keep my subscription at all.
298 people found this helpful
DeeperdarkerReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bit of a scam
it initially calls this an "Amazon Original", which would be covered by my Prime membership... but three episodes in and suddenly I have to pay for a cable channel subscription to watch what I thought was an "Amazon Original"... sorry, no... guess I'll have to wait a year or so until it ends up on Netflix or "Prime" when I can watch it for the money I'm already paying... great show but slime ball marketing tactics by Amazon...
159 people found this helpful
John PoteeteReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
three shows and then pay through the nose! no thanks,gooodbye PRIME
Great show, lousy marketing, I never signed up for shows that cost extra, no more books, no music, no more videos.
someone makes a few bucks, in the long term you lose.
John Poteete
149 people found this helpful
Carol LengyelReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series but to expensive to watch on the EPIX channel 👎🏻
The pilot was great fun to watch, like someone posted already, part Batman, part James Bond. It’s to bad I won’t see any further episodes, EXPIX is not included with Amazon Prime 👎🏻. Once the series begins it costs $2.99 per month for three months and then they up the price to $5.99 per month. I gave the show 5 stars because it’s was that good! I give Amazon 0 stars because I’m already paying for Prime, Prime video & Netflix. I miss the good old days of 6 channels (not really) ☺️
94 people found this helpful
BrumenReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Too violent
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I saw the first episode and liked it, but subsequent episodes are too violent and too weird
35 people found this helpful
B. PockerReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must for fans of Batman
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Gripping backstory of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler. If you are a fan of the tv series, Gotham, or of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy of films, then you will be pleasantly surprised that the saga continues.
25 people found this helpful
J. SnibbeReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Action Packed
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This is a very well done series about ex WW II shoulders teaming up to solve crimes and help people. The chemistry between the friends is palpable as is their commitment to each other. PTSD is part of each mans baggage but well managed. Action scenes are well staged and fairly realistic. A must see series.
21 people found this helpful
OrionbocReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Butler Meets James Bond Meets Michael Caine
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The first season of PENNYWORTH was just short of fantastic. The story line/lines were well-written; the action both believable and imaginative. The acting was above par. The emotion was heartfelt.
There was connection to 1990s+ comic book and GOTHAM Alfred as a highly-trained and combat specialist espionage agent in the manner of quickly revealing this early part of the eventual butler's life.
The introductions of the still-single Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane were terrific. The not-too-subtle allusion to the belief (by some) that Bruce Wayne could actually be Alfred's son makes an appearance.
The villains are appropriately villainous within the somewhat heavy allegory of the struggle between left and right wing forces for the minds and souls of not-just-the-British but the world.

Jack Bannon plays Alfred as a combination of James Bond and Harry Palmer with just a dash of Derek Flint (his accent is pure Michael Caine a la Palmer & Alfie).

I have few complaints, but they are there.....
1) A bit too much background nudity. We got the message that such clubs exist in "Swinging London"; we don't need stripper's boobs in every episode.
2) The story is set in "1960s Britain" and Alfred is 26 years old. Depending on when-in-the-1960s it takes place, that would make the 2010s Alfred in his mid-to-late 70s. Early-to-mid-60s I would believe. Late 70s.....no.
3) Following #2, the music in PENNYWORTH is fantastic.....however, amid the regular appearance of popular songs from about 1962 to 1968, we also hear songs from the 1970s and 1980s. Weird. Nothing in the show to this point indicates the existence of musical time-travel.
4) While this IS fiction, with a touch of fantasy, the show goes way too far, over-the-top and into the unbelievable/undesirable. I can take the sadistic torture inflicted by both sides on their enemies, but to eviscerate the publicly executed by 1960s British law enforcement is too, too much, unnecessary and frankly offensive. What nutjob in production thought this was a good idea?

Overall, the program is so good that even a few complaints cannot drop it from 5 stars (maybe it should be 4.75 stars).
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