Wednesday, November 26, 2014

058: Constantine 1x05 "Danse Vaudou" - The Rising Darkness

Constantine (2014) Screencap

SPOILERS UP TO (and including) CONSTANTINE 1x05

In this episode:
  • Discussion of Constantine 1x05 "Danse Vaudou," including the introduction of Jim Corrigan, Chas and Zed getting to do stuff, and ALL THE PLOT POINTS.
  • And...uh...yeah, that's about it. There's a lot happening on the surface this episode, but it doesn't really present many opportunities to dig deeper.
  • We briefly discuss Constantine's future, and who we think could appear.
  • This week's Deadshirt Is Watching... , featuring Julian Ames' review of "Danse Vaudou."
  • Yeah, so this was a short one. Enjoy my own riff on the whole "rising darkness" theme this season--it's a work in progress, but I felt like tacking it on since this episode was so short.
  • Podcast buddies Anglo-Filles have just released an episode discussing fall TV, including their own thoughts on Constantine.
  • Friend of the podcast Cleolinda Jones and Emily Whitten (foresthouse) have inherited a podcast! We wish them happy podcasting, and may the avocado be ever in their favor.
  • Happy Thanksgiving, to those celebrating it! To those not celebrating it: Happy Thursday! 
  • EDIT: Tumblr user and long-time listener fool-errant provided some background on voodoo as it was portrayed in this episode. Thanks!
  • Intro music: "This is My Design" - original song, music by Ian. More on this as it develops.
  • Outro music: "The Rising Darkness (Acoustic Demo)" - original song, music & lyrics by Ian. Work in progress; more on this as it develops.

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  1. Ian, I really liked the song!

    The episode was ok... Personally, I agree, the pilot and repilot can both just excised from the show's canon and we would lose nothing. I thought this episode wasn't bad, but I felt like I was promised I'd be learning more about Chas and instead we learned nothing new about Chas. Am I supposed to remember Chas from the comics? I've read the first 3 trades (years ago, when the Keanu Reeves movie came out), but I remember except the story that was such gore-porn that it made me stop reading.

  2. super sick song dude, you've got a killer voice, very soothing. looking forward to more developments on it :D

    dammit, i'm sorry if this goes through like 10 times, it just won't post :/