Constantine (2014 - 2015)
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A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.
Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.
This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.
∞ s01e01 - 2014-10-24 - Non Est Asylum
Aww, why did it have to be a brit? He just doesn't
5:45 -- Oh, I want to dent you.
5:50 -- Holy shit, I like her.
13:45 -- What about the arc of salt on the floor? She had bare feet..
15:00 -- So far only women get possessed (no accountability), women get rescued (no agency), men fight (responsibility), and men get killed (disposability).
I hope this show doesn't have a damsel theme.
15:30 -- The
Eye of Horus 18:45 -- Is that Jay, of the Jay and Silent Bob duo?
20:00 -- World
s, as in more than one.. 24:30 --
27:30 -- I recognize that actor, I think.
30:30 -- "Oxy" (
Oxytocin?), Diazepam, Dextroamphetamine 34:30 --
Solomon, Runes, Enochian
s01e02 - 2014-10-31 - The Darkness Beneath
I saw a little audio sync issue in the beginning. Meh, I don't mind.
s01e03 - 2014-11-07 - The Devil's Vinyl
s01e04 - 2014-11-14 - A Feast of Friends
The sacrifice was obvious from a long long time ago.
s01e05 - 2014-11-21 - Danse Vaudou
s01e06 - 2014-11-28 - The Rage of Caliban
Birmingham, Alabama United States 5:15 -- Oh eww oh gross..
Saint Peter, Ignatius of Antioch, Joan of Arc 9:00 -- Look at the dynamic there. A father raising his son properly, to face his fears and grow strong and not be some mama's-boy pussy. Yes, by scaring him and propping him up to stare down that which makes him uncomfortable. To not only stand up to his demons but control his feelings, his doubts, his very weaknesses.
16:00 -- Light switches are right next to doors.
17:30 -- Uh. Call the cops?
18:45 -- Except. Except there are a lot of homes along any particular line.
Frankincense, Censer 35:00 -- The institutionalized dude's spirit is what's loose.
40:45 -- .. called it.
s01e07 - 2014-12-05 - Blessed Are the Damned
6:45 -- That was a strip of
condoms, aka "protection". 17:15 -- Dried
myrtus? 20:15 -- Abandoned? With bails of hay?
28:15 -- I would have just taken him to see the angel. Not past the water, but outside to look in.
35:30 -- I was wondering if she was an angel or demon..
37:45 -- .. called it.
She's trapped. But also, shouldn't she be incorporeal now?
.. yeah, having the still-beating heart of a fallen angel can't ever go wrong.
s01e08 - 2014-12-12 - The Saint of Last Resorts
s01e09 - 2015-01-16 - The Saint of Last Resorts: Part Two
5:30 -- She has to kill him. He knows where her hideout is.
22:30 -- Tibetan ceremonial phurba (
Kīla) 29:30 -- Once he's possessed, a scalpel wouldn't kill him.
33:00 -- Oh come on. That's such a bullshit jailbreak.
s01e010 - 2015-01-23 - Quid Pro Quo
2:00 -- Yay, they're doing something about her being sought after.
Aleister Crowley (occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, mountaineer) 6:45 --
Achilles' heel (ancient Greek mythology) 15:30 --
High King of Ireland 18:30 -- Oh, I know that actor!
30:00 -- Or give all the spare lives what's-his-face has in him..
31:45 -- Wow, she's selfish. Other peoples' actual physical lives versus her child's fucking birthday party.
34:00 -- Uh. Didn't the last guy get taken over and burned alive?
s01e011 - 2015-01-30 - A Whole World Out There
s01e012 - 2015-02-06 - Angels and Ministers of Grace
2:45 -- Cilantro (
Coriander), Tannis root (fictional), Adder's tongue (various kinds of snakes, possibly just Vipera berus, Catnip
Ariadne's thread is a reference to the Labyrinth Greek myth where she used thread to help get her way out.
23:45 -- Yeah.. I'd appreciate that.. that's, uh,
inappropriate workplace behaviour. I want a job there.
.. oh, yeah.. it's
s01e013 - 2015-02-13 - Waiting for the Man
Oh, well that's an interesting ending.
What close person will betray John?
What's with the cop-dude's forseen-death? (zombification?)
Why is John important?
What's with the
Brujería? Who else would be gunning for John for the bounty?