Wednesday, December 10, 2014

060: Constantine 1x07 "Blessed are the Damned" - Goosing the Tension

Constantine (2014) Screencap

SPOILERS UP TO (and including) CONSTANTINE 1x07

In this episode:
  • Vic returns to join Ian in discussing Constantine 1x07 "Blessed are the Damned," including the preacher, the angels, the skeptic, and--wait, is this a folk song?
  • We thought the preacher was handled well in this episode--although we were a bit confused about who the woman with him was for a while.
  • Also, we were fans of the ghouls, although neither of us recalled that was what Constantine called them while we were recording.
  • Throughout the episode, we hit several topics about the series overall: how to do adaptations, wardrobe selections, and utilizing characters to their fullest extent.
  • Also-also, Vic points out how this episode works as great metacommentary for the writing on the show.
  • Hey, we're on time this week!
  • Thanks again to Vic for filling in.
  • I'm just gonna go straight to the highlights from Fio's timestamps:
    • An easy excuse for genre shows, making up reasons that one character can’t solve the problem. Like, what was up with that necromancer in the Hobbit that meant that Gandalf couldn’t just snap his fingers and fix 90% of the problems?
    • Vic is referring to Metron, one of Jack Kirby’s new gods, not the Metatron
    • Don’t we get enough stuff about fallen angels with the goth dark angel oc everyone made when they were 13? Or was that just me?
  • Intro music: "This is My Design" - original song, music by Ian. More on this as it develops.
  • Outro music: "Evil Angel" - Breaking Benjamin | YouTube | iTunes |

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1 comment:

  1. I agree they waited a bit before clarifying that they were siblings, but I don't think it's indicated that they live together. She was just there, possibly coming over with the police, after their parishioner became a suspect. It's only then he notices that she's very sick and hasn't told him, whereas he might have noticed that earlier if they lived together. She also doesn't appear to be there when Constantine comes to the house.

    The foreshadowing in the scene between the siblings made it less out-of-nowhere. To me it made sense he would be in denial and/or unwilling to admit it to others. This is a contrast to "Rage of Caliban" where I thought they should have revealed the "twist" earlier, and the twist here had more interesting implications.

    I didn't mind the preacher taking the "we're not meant to understand". We understand his motivation for not wanting the question the boon he's been given after failing to live to his father's example.