Just so everyone knows, we haven’t read The Mortal Instruments so this may change our opinion, I’m not sure how close the TV show is to the book.
Summary from IMDb:
After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting in order to find clues that can help her find her mother.
What We Liked:
-Brianna and I were pretty conflicted about the opening scene, she was on the fence about whether or not she liked it, but I thought it was EPICLY AWESOME! The music was hardcore, the people looked so cool, I instantly wanted to watch more of the show. I was hooked from the beginning, Brianna, not so much 😛
-The main character, Clary, was artistic which was pretty dang cool as well. She was a great artist and was working on a comic book with her friend, which is cool. I think both Brianna and I liked that. All of the other characters seemed promising as well, I can’t wait to find out more about them in the next episode! What is up with Magnus? We need more Simon. Also who is this Jace guy?
-While we weren’t a fan of all the special effects, there were some pretty good slow motion parts that I liked. When the enemies die they turn to dust… this sounds awful, but it is a very pretty effect. Instead of seeing monsters getting cut up, they fade away, which is SO great. We HATE gore, it is literally the worst thing ever. Why would you want to see something’s guts? Why would we want to see someone’s hand cut off? No thank you.
-Usually I don’t pay attention to the music in video games, television shows, or movies, but in the Shadowhunters I noticed the music. And…well…it was pretty great. I think the music helped enhance the mood of the moment.
What We Didn’t Like:
-I think this point may change since it’s the first episode and all. But, my sister and I thought the acting was okay. We also thought about that with The 100, yet, it got better overtime and I think the Shadowhunters will be the same way. (Not to mention all of the characters looked and acted so COOL! I LOVED THEM! :D)
In A Nutshell:
-As long as Shadowhunters isn’t on too late, we might just stick with it! I think it hold promise and will be a great series.
The Shadowhunters wasn’t bad when it came to everything but violence. Even then we wouldn’t’ give the violence a bad rating. There were some scenes were the characters fought with swords. Others where scarey demon monster things tried to kill people, they were like jump scares. It might scare some little kids but other than that, the show was fine 🙂