You might know John Constantine from his standalone NBC series. Or maybe his guest appearance on Arrow. Or was it the Keanu Reeves movie? Regardless, the character has a long and storied history from Vertigo and then DC comics. Step into the shadows and uncover the origins and history of this master of the dark arts!
The petty dabbler of the dark arts is back! Sort of. CW Network's streaming video service, CW Seed, has the entirety of John Constantine's first (and only) season from the tragically short lived NBC TV series.
The 13-episode series premieres on NBC in the Fall of 2014 and quickly won over a rabid, passionate fan-based, dubbed Hell Blazers. Unfortunately, this fan base was not large enough to keep the show on air, as the ratings fell short of NBC's high expectations and the network declined to pick up the anticipated, additional 9 episodes planned for season one. As a result, the show does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, but, thanks to Warner TV, CW, the producers of Arrow, and vocal fans, Matt Ryan's Constantine did make an appearance in season 4, episode 5 of Arrow, called Haunted.
When John Constantine stepped into Arrow, he brought with him the intact continuity of the Constantine TV series. This is not a reinterpretation of the character, but the same one we left in episode 13 of NBC's Constantine from the trenchcoat to the attitude. Now that CW Seed has picked up the streaming rights to Constantine, let's hope that we get more of Matt Ryan's conjurer in the ever-expanding CW/DC universe!
Carol has been a part of The Walking Dead from the very beginning, but she bears little resemblance to the timid, abused house wife we met in season one. She is now one of the strongest, most capable members of the group. Her journey may prove to be the best part of The Walking Dead series, and much of that is due to the exemplary performance of Melissa McBride in the role.
It's a little known fact, but The Walking Dead's writers originally intended to kill Carol's character in season 3. When Melissa McBride learned of this, she campaigned to save Carol and, fortunately, was successful. You can see the direction of her character change drastically from season 3 onward, and that may be the direct result of having a strong willed, intelligent woman behind the woman who came to showcase those same qualities on screen.
Enjoy this conversation with Melissa McBride about Carol, and be thankful that we, as viewers, may continue to follow her journey, while the rest of the characters can be thankful they still have her around to protect them.
We've seen crossovers between CW's DC super shows plenty of times, but none like this!
This Superhero Fight Club promo is a who's who of our favorite heroes and villains from The Flash and Arrow in a cage match. This is probably what inspired the producers to create Legends of Tomorrow, which features an all-star team of characters from both, existing shows, including villains!
While we wait for Legends of Tomorrow to premiere in early 2016, watch, and rewatch this incredible mashup. It's going to be incredible watching an all star team in new episodes every week!
Catch up on Gotham Season One in just Seven Minutes!
Gotham season one introduced us to the city, its heroes, its villains, and its someday heroes and villains. Want to get caught up quickly and jump right into season two? Or maybe you just want to relive season one in the time it takes to microwave your lunch. Either way, check out this exceptional recap video that hits the high points and everything you need to know from Gotham's first season!
Some fun facts about CW's The Flash. You may already enjoy the show, but you'll really appreciate it when you learn what it took to bring the show to life behind the scenes and on the screen! Personally, my favorites are the callbacks to the 1990s Flash TV series. Is it just me, or are TV shows and movies always better when the people behind the scenes are already fans of the source material?