Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who's Watching Constantine?

Photo from NBC.com
Four episodes in and so far, it's pretty good.  This show seems to do the comic books more justice in bringing the character of John Constantine to the small screen than the film of the same name did.  It gives you hints of a troubled past, and has a "monster of the week" story style to it which seems to work for ratings.  Just think back to shows like X: Files or look at the recent success of The Flash that follow a similar formula.

It comes on after Grimm on Friday nights and that can be gamble for a show to be on Fridays.  The special effects are good and the title character played by Matt Ryan does the show good y playing him more closely to the books he came from.  Keanu Reeves didn't really pull it off in the film and small changes like that can leave a bad taste in the mouths of fans.  Anyone else loving this show?  Episode reviews most likely will follow.