Saturday, March 5, 2016
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Shadowhunters Season 1 Episode 108 - "Bad Blood"
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.
Based on the novels by:
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
With word of Alec, Jace and Isabelle's "extracurricular activities" with Clary reaching The Clave, a convoy is sent to observe the Lightwoods running the New York Institute. Once The Clave representative arrives, it is very clear how much trouble the Lightwoods are in.
Meanwhile, Clary is faced with a devastating decision.
Yup! The show is progressing on its own. Although there are similarities to the book series, the show itself has taken off in its own direction. The world building is progressing. As for character development, it is progressing. With the changes from the book to the series, I can see why and where the changes take place. The series itself has a cohesive flow in the storyline which works on screen, especially with that "covert ops" theme. The pace is pretty quick compared to the book; however, it works. I can't say if I hate it or love it...yet, until this season concludes.
At least the series is incorporating parts of the book series in to show. I have noticed...haha! That I am enjoying...to see parts of a favorite book series worked into these storylines. Plus, it works. It helps with character development and the progressing plot(s) and subplot(s).
Whether the series has captured the hearts of book fans and more or deterred them from watching the show, we will have to see. As for me, I am liking the direction the series is going with this; however, some of the changes needs some time/episodes getting used to. Quite honestly, I hope the show is successful enough to get renewed for a second season. This is a world worth exploring.
Well, that's all for now, until the next episode Shadowhunters!
For now, here's a preview at Episode 9 - "Rise Up"
Tuesdays 9/8C on Freeform
(formerly ABC Family)