Has this show been perfect? Good Lord, no. The pilot is Doctor Who with the serial numbers filed off. The second episode is a can of Franco-American Shnookums & Meat Shaped Pasta, the blackest magic there is. People are still upset over perceived queerbaiting in the show, which I agree is a valid criticism, but John Constantine was created as a ploy to get Sting from The Police in Swamp Thing. Sometimes, there isn’t a grand plan in place to break taboos, just an opportunity and a follow-through.
With that in mind, Constantine airs its thirteenth episode on NBC, “Waiting for the Man”.
Whether Syfy picks up a second season is up in the air, but that’s the rumour right now. I hope the rumour is true; I won’t hold my breath. Scratch that, it’s a bullshit rumour. Here’s my Storify curation for “Waiting for the Man”.
- Online Promotion | CBC Gem, Netflix January 2019 premieres - December 14, 2018
- Trailers | “The Macra Terror”, Doctor Who season sets - December 8, 2018
- Trailers | Letterkenny Season 6, Travelers Season 3 - December 5, 2018