Wednesday, January 28, 2015

063: Constantine 1x10 "Quid Pro Quo" - No Faustian Bargain Jokes? Huh.

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In this episode:
  • You WON'T find any Faustian bargain jokes, or any references to Dr. Faustus. I know. Color me surprised, as well.
  • You WILL, however, find our discussion of Constantine 1x10 "Quid Pro Quo," including our love for all things Chas, recycled stories (and the subversion thereof), the TV portrayal of Felix Faust, and many, many tangents.
  • All in all, though, we really liked this episode. W00T.
  • Everything is Chas and nothing hurts. Well, actually, if you're Chas, everything FREQUENTLY hurts, but--you get what I mean.
  • We have a few digressions, including one on the use of various names for zombies on The Walking Dead.
  • Zed did things, too! Now if only they were character-developing things.
  • We appreciate the writers taking time away from the ~*Rising Darkness*~ myth-arc to spend some time on one of our favorite characters.
  • Somehow I misheard the medium Fennel's name as "Fennelly," so I misname him throughout the episode until Fio finally corrects me. Mea culpa.
  • Thanks to everyone who has been sending in suggestions for what we should discuss in the interim between Constantine and Hannibal! Keep 'em coming; we've got plenty of time to fill.
  • Alina: I completely forgot about your question about Constantine in the hanged man's pose until after we recorded. However, looking back at a screencap, I think the argument can definitely be made.
  • Intro music: "This is My Design" - original song, music by Ian. More on this as it develops.
  • Outro music: "Cat's in the Cradle" - Harry Chapin | YouTube | iTunes |

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  1. So did Constantine make Chas think he was OK to drive drunk by casting what he thought was a fake protection spell on him? No wonder his friends don't trust him.

    Just making sure you guys see my Penny Dreadful suggestion, because I'm now very invested in you doing it.

    1. Yes, we've seen your suggestion. :) I've been wanting to try out Penny Dreadful for a while, so this gives me an excuse to pick it up.

      - Ian

      (In related British-period-story news, have you seen Stonehearst Asylum? I picked it up at Walmart on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by the quality.)

    2. Haven't seen it, but the cast looks good.

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