So, NBC is taking a crack at adapting D.C. Comics' Alan Moore (sorry Alan) created 'Hellblazer'
series with a new program following the exploits of magician John Constantine titled (what else?) 'Constantine'
I didn't hate the big-screen adaptation of 'Constantine'
starring Keanu Reeves, despite the fact that they Americanized the character, mostly for it's stellar supporting cast. Tilda Swinton is always a favorite, as is Peter Stormare whose turn as The Devil is one of my favorite silver screen depictions of Old Scratch.
And while NBC doesn't have a great track record with things like this (other than 'Hannibal'
) and usually backs away from heavier content (except for 'Hannibal'
) this isn't looking too bad. In fact, it feels an awful lot like a show I love, 'Supernatural'
, which is hilarious since that show's angelic protagonist Castiel is a tribute to the John Constantine character.
Anyway, I'm holding out hope they get this right this time and don't shy away from making the material dark, magical, and weird. Like I said, it's the New Bavarian Conspir...I mean National Broadcasting Network, so we'll just wait and see. At least they made him British this time, right?
The show debuts this Fall on Friday nights.
If you laughed at any of these short clips immediately subscribe to Hulu+ and watch all of the 'Danger 5'
episodes they have.
If you didn't laugh punish yourself buy spending $27.60 of your own money buying me this boss shirt
to make up for your poor taste in everything.
The Australians behind the show are currently working on a brand new season of the show which will hit Hulu eventually.
Do you think they'll actually kill Hitler this season? I hope not.
One of my favorite things to watch on Netflix instant is episodes of David Lynch's quirky early-nineties series 'Twin Peaks'
. Don't get me wrong, I love the weird humor, and I especially
love the obscure occultisms its later episodes are littered with. But I often find myself hungering for cherry pie after watching the denizens of the wacky northwestern town scarf down slice after slice of the stuff for hours on end.