Friday, January 29, 2016

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Shadowhunters Season 1 Episode 103 - "Dead Man's Party"

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 Simon being held captive at The Hotel DuMort, Clary pleads with Jace, Alec and Isabelle to help her rescue her best friend. As the team readies for the mission, Jace helps Clary learn more about her Shadowhunter powers, Isabelle turns to her favorite Seelie for Intel, and Alec begins to question Jace's motives and his place in their partnership.

Meanwhile, a very scared Simon gets very up close and personal with Camille, the leader of the vampire clan.


*My Thoughts*

So far, each episode has a cohesive storyline, one after another. However, the basic premise of the book series is present in the show, each episode has made it apparent that the TV series has taken off on its own. Yes, there is deviation from the books, but then again, doesn't all adaptation, be it television and/or film, have its own interpretation!?! Right!?!

I can see that the basic character development and personalities are also fitting as those in the books....with some differences. Of course, the cast will have their interpretation of the book characters. And how they bring it to the small screen is up to the audience to interpret. I am beginning to like some of the cast. They are beginning to fit their characters...but then, that's my opinion. Moreover, 

Anyways, I am liking that, so far, every episode has introduced us to the various downworlders in the shadow world....from werewolves, vampires, and Seelies. However, there is a lot of sexual innuendos and, let's face it, the series has become a sexy drama series. Yeah, looks like the TV series is for the mature young adult...haha! I don't know; hence, the I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. The show is growing on me though.

The story, however, is progressing. As Clary learns more and more about the Shadowhunter life and the shadow world, her search for her mother is revealing more secrets about her past, and what her future holds for her. Alec and Jace "butt" heads in regards to Clary, but their friendship/bond runs deep since they are parabatai.
 Well, that's all for now, until the next episode Shadowhunters!

For now, get a sneak peek of Episode 4- "Raising Hell"

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

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