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Shadowhunters TV SHOW, IT’S A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT.
well let me explain….
Don’t hate me but this TV show just brings out the worst in me. I can’t believe I actually watched all 3 seasons. (I just keep hoping it would get better)
This is my own opinion, might conflict with yours but it doesn’t stop it from being mine opinion
Since I know a lot of people love this TV show, I will be pointing out why I was disappointed with this show. Okay maybe hate is a strong word, but this show made me cringe a lot.
Usually no matter how bad a book to movie or TV adaptation is, I usually find something to love about it.
If you have been following my blog then you probably know how much I love the Shadowhunter Chronicles and the fact that I have read every book in the shadow universe.
Shadowhunters, also known as Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, is an American supernatural drama TV series based on the popular book series THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS by Cassandra Clare
The series follows Clary Fray just like in the book but instead of her being 15 she is 18, which I believe is the beginning of all the confusion in the TV show (I do have to agree that the Clary in the book did act older than her age which I can say is the same for a lot of characters in the book).
Everything is just so wrong. I just can’t with this TV show
Conflicts and Confusions
(okay, so maybe if you haven’t read the books then you would probably enjoy this movie but having read the series about four times, I can’t help but see all the ‘changes’)
- Forgive me, First we have actors who don’t even give us the book characters feel (okay I will agree that Simon Lewis was the only character I felt was portrayed well, every other was a struggle, don’t even get me started on Jace and Clary) everything was so forced and unreal.
As I always say, the Actors make the movie, if I wanted just a good story, I would read it.
- The whole plot and events was just so messed up, imagine Clary being the one bounded to Jonathan (Sebastian) instead of Jace being the one bounded. Just this ‘little change’ in plot destroyed a lot of things in the whole story.
- The sword in the drama was made by Isabelle, instead of Simon getting it from the angel and having the Mark of Cain removed by the Angel ( we get to see how Isabelle falls in love with Simon)
- In the book Clary drew the mark of cain on Simon, but in the movie the mark was drawn by the queen of the seelie court (why would she even do that, the Queen was too involved in the events compared to the book)
What I liked
So maybe saying I hate the whole show is much of an extreme sentiment. I did like some things, I loved the way technology was imbibed. In the book, we weren’t told if there were other people in the institute but it was shown well in the show.
The whole werewolf and vampire sabang was okay
Alex and Magnus were still good, maybe I wanted more chemistry but they were good too
I loved the soundtrack and I have to say I also love Alberto Rosende
What is your opinion about the show?
Did you like it?
Thanks for reading.