I regretfully must report that Swamp Thing just kinda blandly sucks.
Setting is great, monster effects are great, it’s just, the story and character arcs are so uninteresting. Also cannot believe who they picked as the main villain.
There is one concept I like a lot - that the Swamp Thing can see and communicate with anyone who is taken by the swamp, so he has this kind of swamp purgatory he can visit to talk with vanquished foes.
So, I got to episode 10, and the show just straight up ends, two episodes from the finale. I assume they got the axe before these two were put into production.
So yeah, Swamp Thing just ends without even getting a full season. Rough stuff.
Overall, the show has its charms - particularly the setting and the main guy playing Swamp Thing - but wow is the dialog awful, often, and the action uninspired. Characters will have exchanges that are stunningly stilted and ham-fisted, frequently saying things that make me shake my head in disbelief. Not quite bad enough to recommend as a “so bad it’s good”, just, man, not great.
The last big action scene has a squad of PMC soldiers go into the swamp to kill Swamp Thing, then do the "my god… we’re not hunting him… he’s hunting US! " bit before they proceed to shoot wildly and uselessly at CG vines until they all die.
At the end of the day, Swamp Thing was not as bad as Teen Titans, but it’s real down there as far as live-action DC goes. You could see signs of a better show a season or so down the line, but yeah, we’ll never see it.
Highlight of the show was Kevin Durand as the Floronic Man, who I thought nailed the part.
OH, and holy fuck, The Blue Devil appears. They started that plotline and were going all the way with it, and holy shit did that look promising. We get two or three scenes with the character before the show went down.