Constantine, a tv show review

A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan

43min(2014-2015) Drama. fantasy. horror

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John Constantine: My name is John Constantine. I’m the one who steps from the shadows all trench coat and arrogance. I’ll drive your demons away, kick ’em in the bollocks and spit on them when the’re down. Leaving only a nod and a wink and a wise crack. I walk my path alone, because let’s be honest… who’d be crazy enough to walk it with me.

John Constantine is a character currently owned by DC comics. Constantine is a British exorcist and occult detective who hunts supernatural entities. The show stars the perfect person to play Constantine, Matt Ryan. Reading a few of the original Hellblazer comic books, the show shines greatly on it in an impressive way. This is why I was sad when it was cancelled due to low ratings because I found it very underrated and darker than most other superhero related media.

After the series’ abrupt cancellation, showrunner Daniel Cerone posted the script for an unproduced fourteenth episode of the show online for fans to read, titled ‘Final Girl’. An online petition was done, to convince other networks to pick up the show for a second season. The petition, aimed at networks such as USA, The CW Network, and El Rey, has reached upwards of 50,000 signatures. Constantine from this tv show universe makes an appearance in the 4th season of Arrow in 2012 and the 3rd season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in 2018.

John Constantine’s first appearance was in The Saga of Swamp Thing #25 (June 1984). There is a new animated show called Constantine: City of Demons out that I still have not checked out but has been receiving highly regarded reviews. Matt Ryan voices Constantine once again in this animated series based on the animated film Justice League Dark. This show was highly underrated had it all. There is no ending as there was no close overall conclusion to the series. I recommend this cancelled show because it is worth it!

John Constantine: I suppose it could be liberating, to take a leap of faith… To shrug off the burden of proof, for the promise of hope. It takes trust to turn darkness to light. And those who trust, risk putting their faith in the wrong hands. For there are those who pray for you… and there are those who prey on you. And no matter how careful you are, sometimes you just can’t tell the difference.


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