‘Constantine’ has little to offer other than special effects

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In today’s Lori’s List, TV critic Lori Rackl reviews “Constantine,” a new NBC series debuting at 9 p.m. Friday on WMAQ-Channel 5.

Maybe I’m growing weary of comics turned into TV series, but NBC’s “Constantine” isn’t a proverbial page turner.

Television’s latest incarnation is based on DC Comics’ popular “Hellblazer.”

Welsh actor Matt Ryan does an admirable job embodying the dry-witted, cynical, demon-hunter John Constantine. He’s another reluctant antihero battling supernatural terrors that, with the help of some whiz-bang special effects, are all style and no substance.

At least the scheduling works: The show makes a decent Friday night follow-up to “Grimm.”

Rating: [s3r star=2/4]

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