Terry Pratchett: A Retrospective

I’ll never forget the first time I became aware of Terry Pratchett; I was eleven years old and a friend handed me a dusty and battered copy of Mort claiming that it was nothing short of the best book he’d ever read. Now I’m nearly 30 and I’ve lost the count of the times I’ve […]

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Constantine Episode 11 – “A Whole World Out There”

This week sees the return of one of the now famed Newcastle Crew, Ritchie, and the premise itself leaves a scintillating taste in the mouth. Ritchie, now a college professor, whose research centres on the potential ability to travel to, and even control alternate dimensions with the mind. Four young students from his class take […]

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Constantine Episode 10 – “Quid Pro Quo”

It’s taken ten outings, but we are finally treated to a Chas heavy episode. He’s been lurking on the periphery for long enough and it’s a welcome move giving him some much needed backstory. There’s a new deputy in town, and Quid Pro Quo is Chas Chandler’s moment in the sun. The real question is, […]

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Constantine Episode 7 – “Blessed are the Fallen”

The last few episodes of Constantine have been littered with the good, the bad, and the downright laughable; so much so that it looked like there may not be much of a future for our lovable master of the dark arts. All past transgressions can be well and truly forgiven though as episode 7, ‘Blessed […]

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Constantine Episode 6 – “Rage of Caliban”

Rage of Caliban is an episode that gets to the real core of what John Constantine does; something we were so beautifully teased with in the first five minutes of the Pilot and have rarely seen since. Possession and exorcism.  Throw into the mix, a messed up family, buckets of blood, and a frankly terrifying […]

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Constantine Episode 5 – “Danse Vadou”

Although not as solid as last week’s outing, Danse Vadou is not without its strong points. It showcases further character development, an irresistible tease at a new character, and a big ol’ spotlight on everyone’s favourite tiger print sporting, Voodoo talking witchdoctor, Papa Midnite.

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Constantine Episode 4 – “A Feast of Friends”

Constantine’s fourth instalment, gives the die-hard fans out there, as it’s the first direct adaptation of a Hellblazer story. Once again, they have upped the ante, not only just aesthetically, by upping the graphic depiction of violence, but by giving us an insight into the dark past of Mr John Constantine. This is not one […]

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Constantine Episode 3 – “The Devil’s Vinyl”

Welcome back John Constantine! After a shaky second episode that brought more yawns than thrills, episode 3 The Devil’s Vinyl has finally found an equation that works. This is down to, in no small part, the addition of Hellblazer fan favourite Papa Midnite (Michael James Shaw) who instantly has made the character his own. Throw […]