This week, Constantine aired what might be the show's final episode, a creepy story about otherworldly polygamous teenagers. But it's the episode's last few moments that ups the stakes and has us hoping that Constantine returns, perhaps with a bit of rebranding.
"Heroes are usually jerks at heart," John says at the beginning of this week's episode. And he proves his own point when he gets annoyed at the angel Manny and curses him into a human body. And it doesn't take long for Manny to experience anger, righteousness, and the pleasures of a workplace quickie.
File this under "rumors," subdivision "things we desperately hope end up being true": Word is that while Constantine isn't doing well on NBC's Friday night programming block, the network believes in the show enough that it's considering moving it to its little sister network Syfy!
John Constantine takes a break from his usual sidekicks to team up with his drug-addled professor pal Ritchie. When a group of students at Ritchie's college accidentally connect with a dimension-hopping serial killer (played by Lost's William Mapother), it's up to the two of them to put a stop to a slasher film.
Sometimes, Chas, Constantine's remarkably hard to kill pal, can be a bit of a nonentity, someone who goes along with John's plans with far less angst than most. But when the soul of Chas' daughter is stolen, we finally get to see what the cab-driving sidekick is capable of.
Okay, maybe it's not so much the exorcism itself that's fun (and technically the exorcism itself isn't in prison), but this week's episode of Constantine had some grand hijinks, with exorcism rites on tape, a topless nun, and a particularly ill-conceived plan from John himself. Well, at least he has friends.
A great story has lots of layers, and a rich backstory. When you only see part of the picture, you might reach a snap judgment about what's going on — but then you see events from years ago, that make you rethink everything. Here are 10 flashbacks that turn your understanding of a story upside-down.
In one of the strongest episodes of the season, Constantine visits a Mexican convent for a tale about babies and the creatures that steal them. But even as John learns the truth behind the Rising Darkness, he and Zed find themselves (separately) in very deep trouble.
What happens when a snake-handling preacher gets miraculous healing abilities? Well, given that this is Constantine, we know it won't be anything good. But while John tries to solve the mystery behind the healings, we get a few more hints about Zed's past.
Constantine's transition to NBC has gotten off to a pretty good start, but man, this fan film captures the tone of the Hellblazer comics so well that it can easily rival the show, at a fraction of the cost. Warning: There's some decidedly NSFW language throughout, so be careful where you're watching!
What happens when you take one scared child and add a vengeful, parent-hating spirit and telekinetic powers? You get one of the creepier foes to grace the on-screen version of Constantine so far.
We had a glimmer of a more interesting, more bastardly John Constantine last week, but this week, it was his rival Papa Midnite who got to be the morally complex character. There is something fun about watching these two characters work together to solve a supernatural problem and insult each other all the way.
This week's Constantine borrows heavily from Hellblazer #1 with its tale of a hunger demon. And while it's clearly tied to this version of John Constantine and friends, the use of the comic's story and imagery does a lot to anchor this episode and finally make it feel distinct from other supernatural shows.
Constantine is settling a bit more into its mystical problem-of-the-week format, and it's a bit more brutal than what we saw in last week's somewhat ho-hum episode. When a record is discovered with the Devil's voice on it, everyone wants it—including one of John Constantine's familiar foes.
Constantine traded the rather dull Liv for the mysterious Zed as our hero's mystery-solving pal, and Zed proves a much better match for the sardonic exorcist. Unfortunately, this mining town murder plot doesn't live up to the grotesque tone set up by the pilot.
If you're still wondering whether John Constantine's rough edges are going to be smoothed out in his new TV show, this brand new featurette — exclusively at io9 — should help to answer the question. Hell no. Watch Constantine's therapist try to analyze him, only to wind up wigging out.
Constantine, the new show centered around the DC character John Constantine, debuted on Friday, and while it may not live up to its source material, it's a fun new addition to the supernatural TV slate thanks to some gruesome visuals and a pitch-perfect leading man.
Today we learned that, in addition to losing his precious cigarettes the TV version of John Constantine will see his bisexuality downplayed, and some of you chimed in with reasons why Constantine should have both male and female lovers.
Producer David S. Goyer says he fought to keep it, but it looks like John Constantine's trademark chain-smoking will not make it to the TV adaptation of DC's Constantine.
NBC just unveiled the first official trailer for Constantine, and holy crap is it fantastic.