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Constantine; “The Darkness Beneath”
It took just the second episode of what turned out to be the only season of "Constantine" to drain the hope that many held that NBC’s comic book adaptation would be as rich and strange as "Hellblazer," the long-running comic series on which it was ostensibly based. It seemed as though the show forgot that it was supposed to be about a condemned-to-hell magician whose exploits were meant to be pulpy horror adventure, and instead became a somewhat standard police procedural (albeit one with a bunch of vengeful spirits). This is a show that is supposed to be different, and this is the episode that corrected that notion. It didn't help that “The Darkness Beneath” suddenly made the supernatural elements appear about as authentic as a scheme drummed up by an angry night manager in an episode of "Scooby Doo."