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72 episodes of Swamp Thing and No Sign of Constantine

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Was John Constantine excluded from the TV show on purpose? I just found out about the show, that one even aired. So Imagine my surprise to learn it ran for 3 seasons without once featuring our John.

 

It was collected on DVD at some point, and I stumbled upon it the other night at the used book store. I bought it, but it is similar to most other shows from that era that either aired on UPN or cable: the acting and scripts suck, and the hairstyles are atrocious.

 

Still, for your edification:

 

The Prometheus Parabola, Tremors of the Heart,The Living Image,New Acquaintance. And more linked to these. They posted on IMDB and hosted by Hulu.

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I honestly don't see any reason that John Constantine should have been included in the TV show.

It was a follow on to the original Swamp Thing movie, which was well before JC debuted in the comic.

It wasn't adapting comic stories or anything.

Anton Arcane and Abby had no relation to the comic characters, at all.

In fact, the series' plot was closer to Marvel's Man Thing comic than DC's Swamp Thing.

I never thought it was a good series, so I certainly wasn't upset that John never showed up.

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I've no idea what the dates are, but it was mind numbingly dreadful. Probably the '90s. They give him a comedy cajun sidekick (whose dialogue made Gambit look like a plausibly written character in the X men cartoon) and a couple of brats he was spending the one episode I saw safeguarding.

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I've seen the cartoon and dreadful is the nicest thing you could possibly say about it. That's putting it mildly, so to speak.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxxVv5VetBo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsBBQo8bZ3s

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4cIDwA4YAQ

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