Constantine (2014) : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 24, 2014
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  • Summary: Based on the comic book series "Hellblazer," con-man-turned-demon hunter/supernatural detective John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is drawn back to the battle against evil.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 23, 2014
    83
    The latest comic book adaptation to hit TV, NBC’s Constantine is a nifty spookfest with dark humor and some genuine chills.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 23, 2014
    75
    Falling somewhere in the middle of the dark/light scale between Gotham and Flash, tonight's promising premiere boasts a few good jolts, a welcome bit of visual flair, and an appealing star turn from Welsh actor Matt Ryan, who conveys just the right mix of tortured soul, biting wit and hunky hero.
  3. Reviewed by: Zach Hollwedel
    Oct 27, 2014
    65
    Not only does it promise scares, but it looks good, moves quickly, and uses effects well and wisely. In a market that's rapidly growing, Constantine does a commendable job distinguishing itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Oct 17, 2014
    50
    The wildly uneven Constantine premiere is a decidedly mixed bag of magic tricks. It's moody and mysterious. It's also muddled and meandering.
  5. Reviewed by: Jason Hughes
    Oct 27, 2014
    50
    There's a fun dynamic between John and Chas that is yet to be explored, while we haven't even met the third member of our trio yet.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 23, 2014
    50
    The new show is a perfectly adequate, even above-average example of the genre, but at this late date, it’s hard to stand out from the crowd.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 27, 2014
    20
    Matt Ryan plays title character John Constantine, and he gets an incomplete on his acting grade because he has so little legitimate material with which to work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 65
  2. Negative: 10 out of 65
  1. Dec 4, 2014
    10
    This is a great show. They take a little creative license but some of the episodes come straight out of the comic (with a little adjustmentThis is a great show. They take a little creative license but some of the episodes come straight out of the comic (with a little adjustment for tv/time) Can't wait to see how this plays out. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    10
    this show is amazing i've watched all the episodes that are out now and i can confirm i think its amazing just don,t go into it thinking its athis show is amazing i've watched all the episodes that are out now and i can confirm i think its amazing just don,t go into it thinking its a clone of supernatural or any supernatural type show its in my opinion a lot more enjoyable and i love this show and cant wait for more Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Simply AMAZING !! I waited for to long but now when its out i just cant wait for more episodes and cannot wait for more DC characters to showSimply AMAZING !! I waited for to long but now when its out i just cant wait for more episodes and cannot wait for more DC characters to show up on the show. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2014
    9
    Although the first couple of episodes may have been a bit uneven, the show now continues to improve. (Horrible time slot though!) As aAlthough the first couple of episodes may have been a bit uneven, the show now continues to improve. (Horrible time slot though!) As a Hellblazer fan, I would like to thank NBC for finally ridding me of the awful taste left from that Keanu Reeves piece of garbage! Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    Good supernatural action / thriller series. The pilot episode seemed rushed or poorly edited, almost like parts were left out maybe for timeGood supernatural action / thriller series. The pilot episode seemed rushed or poorly edited, almost like parts were left out maybe for time constraints. Thankfully each episode is getting better as the series progresses. The cast is talented and likeable. They all really fit their characters. Expand
  6. May 30, 2015
    5
    "Constantine" was canceled some time ago by NBC but is still being shopped around. I hope it finds a new home. With some tweaking it has the"Constantine" was canceled some time ago by NBC but is still being shopped around. I hope it finds a new home. With some tweaking it has the potential to be a good show.

    "Constantine" is the TV adaptation of the DC comic anti hero John Constantine. He's a chain smoking (although less so on TV) bristly character who is cursed to grapple with the forces of evil due to his past misdeeds. John describes himself as a "demonologist, exorcist and master of the dark arts".

    In episode 1 we think Liz will end up his partner but she gets the boot. Instead Zed (who is a psychic) arrives to help with the weekly demon quests. Chas is also along for the ride. Manny the Angel drops in from time to time to offer advise (or just to heckle John). Papa Midnite also arrives later in the season and he's really cool

    I enjoyed a number of the stories. My favorites were the Hunger Demon and Coblynau. Constantine also has a cool house (with endless doors you're not supposed to open) and lots of relics with supernatural powers (including Aleister Crowley's shaving brush and Achille's heel, well specifically the sinew from his heel). This reminds me of "Warehouse 13" but it's still fun to watch.

    My criticisms of the show is that a few of the stories were so so. Also the actress who plays Zed accent kept slipping which was unnerving. I do think John and Zed have chemistry so that's good. We just need more meat to their story lines and some good demons to chase.

    In conclusion, is "Constantine" must see TV. Not really but with some adjustments I would be back for a second look for sure.
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  7. May 1, 2015
    0
    Wooden acting, horrendous lead. Completely trash and ripping off many elements of other tv shows. Absolute rubbish. Do not watch this. I wouldWooden acting, horrendous lead. Completely trash and ripping off many elements of other tv shows. Absolute rubbish. Do not watch this. I would rather be sent to jail for life than watch Constantine. Expand

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