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Some thoughts from Joe Z, one of the co-hosts of THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: A CONSTANTINE PODCAST
The Final Countdown
And so we've entered the final three episodes of Constantine. How can it be?! IT'S TOO SOON! Well, the final three episodes of Season 1 anyway. Will there be a 2nd season? Who knows at this point? Well, probably CBS.
The ride that is Constantine has indeed been a rocky one. Look, I'm an optimist. I admit it. I have a tendency to look for the good first, the bad...well, only if I have to. I feel like I need to face the facts about this show. The truth is, it took a while to find itself. It REALLY struggled in the beginning. Coal mine ghosts? Meh. Scary children in masks? Seen it. And don't get me started on Liv! Constantine has suffered through what many other shows have suffered through: first season identity crisis. I can't help but feel like the early episodes softballed it a little. Perhaps they didn't trust the audience. Perhaps they didn't want to scare the Network. But the fact is, for Constantine to work, scare is what is needed. A few episodes in, the show started to veer closer to the comics. We saw fantastic familiar faces like Papa Midnight, Gaz, Anne-Marie and of course Jim Corrigan/The Specter. AND they decided to up the horror. Rather than veer towards Buffy-esque monsters of the week, we saw cursed items, demons in the form of beetle swarms, and hideous beasts made from tortured babies. And that's when Constantine became Constantine. Read More...