Thursday, November 20, 2014

057: Constantine 1x04 "A Feast of Friends" - The Sacrifice, Father?

Winner of the contest for "Least Effective Golden Corral Commercial"

SPOILERS UP TO (and including) CONSTANTINE 1x04 and SLEEPY HOLLOW 2x07

In this episode:
  • Discussion of Constantine 1x04 "A Feast of Friends," the turn towards gray morality this episode seems to promise, the expanded universe of Constantine's aforementioned magical friends, and the show's continuing attempts (both effective and not) to carve out a distinctive presence in the subgenre of the Supernatural Procecdural.
  • We cover the differences between the first issue of HellBlazer (upon which this particular episode is based) and the episode itself and discuss what we think the writing staff intended by the changes they made to the end of the story in particular.
  • Ian's dad references the story of Abraham and Isaac. It's a pretty deep cut.
  • Chas and Zed still haven't really been given a chance to spread their wings. Neither has Manny for that matter, and he's the one with actual wings.
    • Look, all of the interaction with our guest-compatriot Gary this week was really solid, but if you want us to feel for the actual recurring characters on this show you're gonna need to give us more to work with, guys.
  • The hunger demon was a really unique monster-of-the-week and we hope to see more like it in the future if the show really wants to make its mark, though it seems like some of the effects were a bit clean and there were some opportunities that were missed. 

  • Again sorry for the lateness of this particular episode. Fio has some life-things going on at the moment and time is in a bit of a crunch.
  • Here's a link to the Escapist review Ian was talking about.

  • Intro music: "This is My Design" - original song, music by Ian. More on this as it develops.
  • Outro music: "Maneater" - Hall & Oates | YouTube | iTunes |

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  1. Not sure it its just me - but from like 16 secs to a minute in theres just dead silence. There's the intro pun and then just silence until the episode proper starts.

    Maybe the intro song got muted?

    1. That is precisely what happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I'll slot the intro song back into the mix and have it uploaded this afternoon. Apologies for the dead air in the meantime.