Constantine & Grimm
Hello to everyone, I thought I'd share some random musing over Friday night's premiers of Constantine and Grimm.
Let's start with Constantine. Matt Ryan plays Constantine and with a heavy dose of snark. To those who read the Hellblazer series they may be pumping their fists in the air at Ryan's portrayal. To the neophytes such as myself the snark comes off as heavy handed. I think it is because Ryan strikes me as a bit of a light weight. He doesn't seem to have earned the right to snark and it's liberal use. Hopefully this will come over time.
Speaking of lightweights, I think the producers of Constantine were correct to write Lucy Griffiths off the show. I feel badly for her as Constantine represented a big break. Alas, we can't all grasp the gold ring when it is within our reach. She came off as way too thin (acting wise) and it didn't help that she looked marginally like Rachel Weisz from the 2005 Constantine movie adaptation.
Griffiths was so underwhelming that even the Helmet of Fate didn't react to her. Believe me, when you touch the Helm of Nabu things should happen. Just ask Chloe Sullivan from Smallville when she touched it.
That's what supposed to happen!
Perhaps the helmet didn't react because Nabu is dead. In comic book lore Nabu was killed by the Spectre. If only the Spectre would make an appearance on this show.
Will Constantine go that far? Do they have the special effects budget to incorporate such other worldly characters such as these? This is what worries me. The ghostly fantasy world of John Constantine is one thing, one huge thing that is, can you imagine adding the worlds of these two?
Well, they introduced them so they better use them now. (I demand it!) Besides, if Smallville can do it then Constantine can.
Here's one actress that has taken advantage of her opportunity. Jacqueline Toboni plays "Trubel" on Grimm. Trubel is the only Grimm in town now and it seems like Nick is a bit vexed by that. Sorry Nick, Trubel is pretty kick ass so let her have her moment to shine before they inevitably give you your powers back.
Let's hope that doesn't spell a shorter stint for Toboni. I can see them killing her character off so Nick can return to form but I rather hope she just leaves town much like Nick's mother does only to return here and there just to spice things up.
Speaking of spicing things up, I don't think I'll ever have Calamari again. Here's the freak of the week in the form of a "Gedachtnis Esser" or Memory Eater. This guy was particularly revolting. From the holes he left in the back of his victims heads to his generally nasty appearance. Yuck. Looks like we're not done with him either. Suddenly I don't feel like seafood all together.
Here's a switch, Juliette not kicking Hank out of bed for eating crackers. Or as Grimm would have it, bringing blood and mayhem into the house. Nick mistakenly slept with the transformed Adaline and Juliette was cool with it. No couch time for Nick!
Hmmm, but was it because Nick no longer has his powers and is just a regular guy?
So, if Nick gets his Grimm on Juliette isn't jiggy with it? Let's hope they don't go down that road again.
Seriously, if Monroe and Rosalee can skip their honeymoon, I think Juliette can get on board with it all. If they make Juliette the Doubting Thomas again then we are back to season one with her. No thanks.
So, how long till Nick gets his Grimm back on? According to IMDB Giuntoli is contracted through 2015 but Toboni is only listed to 5 episodes for 2014.
Yes, yes, IMDB doesn't know everything but I am a worrier. The only guy more stressed out than me is this guy.
Poor Wu. Will somebody please tell this guy the truth!