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Saturday, November 29, 2014
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Constantine Season 1 Episode 6 "The Rage of Caliban"
About the Show
Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, "Criminal Minds") is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all.
The cast also includes Harold Perrineau (Lost) as Manny and Charles Halford (True Detective) as Chas.Writer Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises). Constantine is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
I am definitely loving the show! The horror element is definitely a strong presence in each of these episodes. Constantine and Chas is on another case when they checkout the "map"...this time they head to Birmingham, Alabama where there have been deaths of parents and a surviving child. More suspenseful elements are at play in this episode as the possessed child is causing some bloody chaos. However, it was apparent that John has is reservations about this case because of what happened to Astrid. Although I enjoy Manny's "pop in" moments, I would like to see more. Manny has already stated that they can't intervene directly, but they can guide...can it get any more cryptic...sheesh!!??!!
The series is apparently still character building at a steady pace, but it needs to pick up. We get that John is hesitant about this case involving children, because of what happened in his past. I'm really liking how bits and pieces of John's past, like that scene with the paralegal, are worked in to the episode(s) to reveal more about Constantine's history and character. Of course, we can't forget to mention that the intense horror/suspense element is very much strong in this episode.
I definitely want to see more of this series. With that ever-present dread of new shows getting cancelled, I seriously hope that Constantine does not get cancelled. I really would hate to see this series go. There's so much more to this series that still has to be told. It would be such a shame to cancel it. I know I've got my "fingers crossed" that this series gets renewed.