The movie Constantine, it’s often said, was an okay horror movie, but it wasn’t a good movie based on the Hellblazer comic. The trailer for NBC’s crack at an ongoing series with the character makes me fairly hopeful:
Is Constantine a Brit of some flavor? Check.
Does he have a trenchcoat? Check.
Self-deprication and one-liners? Check.
I think Supernatural might have a competitor for my eyeballs. It’ll certainly be something I’d watch rather than the upcoming spin-off, Bloodlines*.
* Note: That’s if the Supernatural episode of the same name was basically the pilot episode for a story involving werewolves, vampires, and other monsters having at each other in
a riff on the World of Darkness RPG Chicago. There was no chemistry, no breakout actors, nobody you really end up caring about. Bleh.