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TV Review: Constantine S1E4 A Feast of Friends

CONSTANTINE-First-Official-Image1When Constantine’s old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

Hmmmm, so the demon is basically a bulimic. Other than killing folks, the issue is? While the demon in this episode definitely had me squirming (I hate bugs like that), my big thing was… so what? What’s the threat? Why should I care there’s this demon who’s making people eat a lot?

When it comes to that though, the one thing that’s nice is the episode plays off of three things, real world famine, fear of disease like Ebola, and addiction. All are a bit loose, and it’d be great if there was some more commentary concerning the three. But really, meh.

There were some good things about this episode though. We get to see Constantine trip balls, and mixing that with his dry smart ass comments actor Matt Ryan is the consistent standout of the series. He’s fun to watch, and deserves much better episodes and writing. The other thing that’s great is that the series is upping the gore a bit. It was seriously an issue the first two episodes, but these past two have a bit more gross and seem to start pushing the gross out factor you’d hope in a series like this.

Overall, the episode is just ok. Last week’s episode was a step forward, but this is a bit of a step back. Still better than the first two episodes.

Overall rating: 7.25

 

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