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'Constantine' Review: Rundown On 'The Darkness Beneath'

November 1st, 2014 8:00am EDT
'Constantine' Review: Rundown On 'The Darkness Beneath'
The second episode of any new show is a good measurement to determine the future direction and quality. It’s usually filmed months after the pilot, after excruciatingly long discussions about everything that did or didn’t work about the pilot. New characters are introduced, the series’ tone is set, and the plot inches forward.

The next episode is meant to set the tone and path for the rest of the series. If that’s true Constantine is heading down a bad creative track. Most of the best elements of the pilot are either missing or thinly re-introduced. Nothing felt as fun or exhilarating as i...
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