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So, is anyone else excited for this upcoming TV series?  This is the first show since Breaking Bad went off the air that has me legitimately excited.  For those that don't know, Constantine is adapted from a long running, highly popular DC comic.  The character of John Constantine is highly beloved, ironically because he's kind of an a-hole.  As with any TV adaptation, I'm sure compromises will be made.  One is already known for sure, John Constantine won't smoke in the TV show (I guess you can't do that in prime time on network TV these days), which is a bummer since it is part of his character, but what are you gonna do?  Anyway, I hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment.

 

The show kicks off on the 24th on NBC 

 

Please don't suck.

Please don't suck.

Please don't suck.

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Looks to be a pale imitation of Hellblazer.


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It's about time we had a series about what is arguably one of the more influential Emperor's, Little Boot's and Nero always hog the limelight, along with Caesar and Augustus, but the later Emperor's are worth studying in my opinion. Bravo.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYYWMtj1Ag&list=UUwLw7wMt6ra3yIdSd8EK8FQ

 

So, is anyone else excited for this upcoming TV series?  This is the first show since Breaking Bad went off the air that has me legitimately excited.  For those that don't know, Constantine is adapted from a long running, highly popular DC comic.  The character of John Constantine is highly beloved, ironically because he's kind of an a-hole.  As with any TV adaptation, I'm sure compromises will be made.  One is already known for sure, John Constantine won't smoke in the TV show (I guess you can't do that in prime time on network TV these days), which is a bummer since it is part of his character, but what are you gonna do?  Anyway, I hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment.

 

The show kicks off on the 24th on NBC 

 

Please don't suck.

Please don't suck.

Please don't suck.

praying.gif

 

I am extremely excited, can't wait actually   :dancing:

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It's about time we had a series about what is arguably one of the more influential Emperor's, Little Boot's and Nero always hog the limelight, along with Caesar and Augustus, but the later Emperor's are worth studying in my opinion. Bravo.

Well played, Nonek, as usual.  :yes:

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Please don't suck.

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It's about time we had a series about what is arguably one of the more influential Emperor's, Little Boot's and Nero always hog the limelight, along with Caesar and Augustus, but the later Emperor's are worth studying in my opinion. Bravo.

 

If it makes you feel better, his name is at the top of the test I give on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.  Although I usually just get rubbish answers like "He moved the capital 850 miles to the east."  Congrats, you can memorize fairly useless facts.   :banghead:     

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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.


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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

Yeah.

 

Constantine's supposed to be a con-man, trickster and probability warper, not an exorcist.

 

Edit: also, there's the issue of making him straight and non-smoking because REASONS.

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Really should have been a HBO series.

In fact, I'm surprised that Warner hasn't mined their darker DC and Vertigo stuff for shows on HBO at all.

It's kind of perplexing, actually. There is so much untapped potential there.


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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

 

Yeah.

 

Constantine's supposed to be a con-man, trickster and probability warper, not an exorcist.

 

Edit: also, there's the issue of making him straight and non-smoking because REASONS.

I've only read the early Jamie Delano run of HELLBLAZER, along with a few sprinklings of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. He seemed to like women just fine.


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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

Yeah.

 

Constantine's supposed to be a con-man, trickster and probability warper, not an exorcist.

 

Edit: also, there's the issue of making him straight and non-smoking because REASONS.

I've only read the early Jamie Delano run of HELLBLAZER, along with a few sprinklings of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. He seemed to like women just fine.

 

 

In my understanding Constantine is bisexual in comics as he sometimes has sexual relationships with men. Although all his serious relationships has been with women.

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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

I didn't think it was that bad. Giving it 3 or 4 episodes sounds like a good idea to me.


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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

Yeah.

 

Constantine's supposed to be a con-man, trickster and probability warper, not an exorcist.

 

Edit: also, there's the issue of making him straight and non-smoking because REASONS.

 

 

I watched the pilot after realising it was out, and all I can say is its.....really bad....like really bad

 

I'm not sure if its the writing, or the acting. But all I can hope is the main series is better


"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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They have pretty much said that the girl is gone about 4 or 5 episodes in. So while she's in that first episode more for the "I have no idea what's going on, please explain things to me" role for the audience, and then seemed to be the main reason for "monster of the week", it looks like there's going to be a switch off to something else.


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First episode was so bad, I probably won't ever watch this show again.

 

Yeah.

 

Constantine's supposed to be a con-man, trickster and probability warper, not an exorcist.

 

Edit: also, there's the issue of making him straight and non-smoking because REASONS.

I've only read the early Jamie Delano run of HELLBLAZER, along with a few sprinklings of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. He seemed to like women just fine.

 

 

In my understanding Constantine is bisexual in comics as he sometimes has sexual relationships with men. Although all his serious relationships has been with women.

 

 

Yupp.

 

Also worthy of note is the fact that the character originally appeared in Moore's Swamp Thing, and IMHO the incarnation closest to that original version of Constantine is Azzarello's (where, tangentially, he was openly bi and quite enthusiastic about BDSM). Which is, strangely enough, widely despised among the fandom.

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A Constantine who doesn't smoke or curse is no Constantine.

 

But it was written by Goyer so it isn't surprising.

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"Take your child murderin' god and shove his him up his own ass."-Volorun

 

"...the vote of a black redhead disabled homosexual transsexual Jew should probably be worth the same as at least a hundred white heterosexual Christians."-Rostere

 

"i can think of many women i would gladly sleep with, but not a single one that i would want as a girlfriend/wife... neither real nor fictional."-teknoman2

 

"I'm all for killing dogs in film." - algroth

 

"Iselmyr is the one who did GOMAD... Aloth is lactose intolerant" -ShadySands

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It's about time we had a series about what is arguably one of the more influential Emperor's, Little Boot's and Nero always hog the limelight, along with Caesar and Augustus, but the later Emperor's are worth studying in my opinion. Bravo.

 

If it makes you feel better, his name is at the top of the test I give on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.  Although I usually just get rubbish answers like "He moved the capital 850 miles to the east."  Congrats, you can memorize fairly useless facts.   :banghead:     

 

Settles in Constantinople an uneasy peace is maintained with Rome, but it wont last. Converts to christianity and the city becomes the center of the authodox church. 

 

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From what I heard the negative reaction to the pilot got them to retool the series, making it closer to the comic. Girl from the pilot is being replaced with a sorceress ex girlfriend.

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A Constantine who doesn't smoke or curse is no Constantine.

 

But it was written by Goyer so it isn't surprising.

 

That Goyer? Ugh ...


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From what I heard the negative reaction to the pilot got them to retool the series, making it closer to the comic. Girl from the pilot is being replaced with a sorceress ex girlfriend.

 

I hope so, I really hope so .... :ermm:


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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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A Constantine who doesn't smoke or curse is no Constantine.

 

But it was written by Goyer so it isn't surprising.

That Goyer? Ugh ...

Yes, the same Goyer who thinks Martian Manhunter is too corny for movies(but "Dawn of Justice" isn't), She-Hulk was created as a sex object for her cousin, and that Superman snapping necks somehow creates a sense of hope.

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"Take your child murderin' god and shove his him up his own ass."-Volorun

 

"...the vote of a black redhead disabled homosexual transsexual Jew should probably be worth the same as at least a hundred white heterosexual Christians."-Rostere

 

"i can think of many women i would gladly sleep with, but not a single one that i would want as a girlfriend/wife... neither real nor fictional."-teknoman2

 

"I'm all for killing dogs in film." - algroth

 

"Iselmyr is the one who did GOMAD... Aloth is lactose intolerant" -ShadySands

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Well, I watched the premiere last night, which, I guess, was the pilot.  There's no denying it was a disappointing start.  Still, I'm going to keep an open mind and give it at least a few more episodes to get better.

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