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Saturday, December 13, 2014
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Constantine Season 1 Episode 8 "The Saint of Last Resorts"
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.
Well, it's apparent that there is more to come with this episode... I guess we can call it a cliffhanger. Will John survive? We will have to wait and see. And...I am definitely going to wait and see. It is obvious that people from John's past, particularly from Newcastle, will make their appearance.
Again, more connections to the subplots are subtly made in this midseason finale. To boot, it was an interesting twist when Sister Anne-Marie shot John to become bait for that creature Invunche. Yeah, the suspense and horror definitely is present. That Invunche definitely made my skin crawl. Yikes! But, dayum, Sister Anne-Marie turned the tables on John. Gotta save the innocents...right...no matter what the sacrifice!?!
Now, what about Zed!?! What the heck!!! Her "Father" is who is after her? She will be their salvation. Well, okay, can we get any more cryptic!?! With all that protection...how was it that these kidnappers were able to easily walk in!?!
At least, this rising darkness has a name; although John seems pretty anxious about it. Is this Brujeria the rising darkness John has to face? The rising darkness that wants to bring hell and earth together? Seems to be a common theme with many battles between Good and Evil.
I am really enjoying the fact that we are seeing more of Chas and Zed. I mean, c'mon, for supporting cast, we should see more development of their characters and their connection with John Constantine.
With the elements of horror and suspense, with the twists and turns, plus the sarcastic wit of Matt Ryan's character, and the humorous, yet sarcastic, dialogue, Constantine is turning out to be an addictive series.