Friday, January 22, 2016

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Shadowhunters Season 1 Episode 102 - "The Descent to Hell Isn't Easy"

Based on Cassandra Clare's series The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunters is an all new TV series on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) that follows Clary Fray's journey into the shadow world where she will the truth about herself, downworlders, and demons while searching for her mother.

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Fantasy/Paranormal Drama

Based on the novels by:
Cassandra Clare

Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray
Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland
Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood
Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis
Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood
Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane
Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway

Episode Synopsis:
With the knowledge that Valentine is alive and on the hunt for The Mortal Cup, the Institute is on high alert. Not wasting any time, Jace jumps into action and figures Clary's memories are the key to finding Jocelyn and The Mortal Cup. Unfortunately, Clary's memories were wiped leaving her without any recollection of this other life that could help her and the team. With only one other option remaining, Jace, Isabelle and a very reluctant Alec take Clary to the City of Bones to face the powerful Silent Brothers.

Meanwhile, Luke continues his search or Clary, and Simon tries to come to terms with his best friends new life.


*My Thoughts*

I am liking this series even more than disliking it...haha! We are even getting more character development as in this second episode, the storylines begin to coincide with each other. Here, more downlworlders are revealed. Even the vampires have revealed themselves. Yup! In this second episode, we are introduced to more downworlders. Well, I would definitely like to see their interpretation of what werewolves look ilke in their wolf form. Oh...and the City of Bones! Many of the memorable characters and scenes that I have enjoyed reading have definitely been placed in the series...of course, with it's modern, high tech twists to it.

As I continue to watch, the cast is growing on me. But... It is only the second episode. Because it is a favorite book series, I am willing to see where they go with this series. Their casting choices for these favorite characters are acceptable. But then again, that's just my opinion. It's interesting how Valentine was revealed so soon into the series. But, it worked.

Even with some changes, it is essential that the series stay true to the story/plot...but then, that's just me...haha! So far, the series has a cohesive storyline that is acceptable. Oh, the pressure the cast and crew must be under to live up to the fans expectations. Especially when the movie got a lot of mixed "reviews" from fans. If I had to guess, I think this series fans will approve of. So far, I am liking the show... until the next episode Shadowhunters!

For now, get a sneak peek of Episode 3 - "Dead Man's Party"

Tuesdays 9/8C on Freeform
(formerly ABC Family)

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