Wednesday, November 5, 2014

055: Constantine 1x02 "The Darkness Beneath" - The G-Word

Constantine (2014) Screencap

SPOILERS UP TO (and including) CONSTANTINE 1x02

In this episode:
  • Discussion of Constantine 1x02 "The Darkness Beneath," including racism, shirtless Matt Ryan, and ethics in gaming journalism storytelling.
  • Yeah, we weren't happy with the portrayal of a Romani woman, the use of the G-word, and everything wrapped up in that. To say the least.
  • We liked Zed, though!
  • Urban fantasy and supernatural dramas on TV
    • If NBC's Constantine hopes to last in the modern market, they're going to need to figure out how to set themselves apart.
  • Constantine, Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, and tracing the effects and responsibilities of adaptation
  • Between both of us being sick, me having a cough, the episode's problematic material getting in the way of the plot, Fio's computer crashing, Fio's microphone giving him issues, and (most heinous of all) the recorder cutting off our goodbye's at the end, I completely forgot to mention that I was on another podcast last week!
  • Some of you may recall Kenny from our Horror in RPGs episode. I had the pleasure of joining him and his co-hosts on the Halloween-themed episode of their podcast, Lag Time. We discussed gameinformer's Top 25 Horror Games of All Time, I retold my P.T. story, and much fun was had. Also, MAJOR SPOILERS FOR AMNESIA: THE DARK DESCENT.
    • Also-also, I wrote the music for their intro and outro, the latter of which can be found as a full-length song here on iTunes.
  • From Fio's timestamps/notes: "I’m talking about miner ghosts, how did we not mention Scooby Doo? That sounds exactly like a Scooby Doo episode."
    • Intro music: "This is My Design" - original song, music by Ian. More on this as it develops.
    • Outro music: "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners" - Foo Fighters | YouTube | iTunes |

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