I couldn’t let days pass by without me sharing my thoughts about the first two episodes of Shadowhunters. Of course, almost everyone of you know about The Mortal Instruments, right? If you do not, you can check it out here. I wasn’t a big fan of the first book, so I never tried reading the series again. A lot of people insisted that I should read the series again because it will become more interesting as I read. However, I’m still undecided.
Enough about the books, the TV show is the one we need to discuss about. If you haven’t known, the book series was first a movie, but it failed financially, so they tried doing it a TV show at the very least. I was a big fan of the casts of the movie rather than the TV show, but I’m still impressed on how the first 2 episodes turned out.
Actually, I just want Lily Collins. I never liked the other casts of the movie. The other characters are totally better than the movie’s casts. I like Jace, Alec, Izzy and Simon more in the TV series rather than the movie. We may not have the same opinions. You decide.
It was a really wise decision that the series became a TV show, because Cassandra Clare writes a lot about the Shadowhunter world and the details will be more in-depth with a proper TV show. A movie will just ruin a good long book series, unless it’s a really good adaptation.
So for the first two episodes, it was okay. I wasn’t blown away or anything, but Jace’s acting was really lacking. He doesn’t look like a strong person, and his acting just really lacks determination. As for Clary Fray, it was just fine. Sometimes, she’s irritating, but it’s totally fine. As for Alec and Izzy, the siblings, they’re perfect. I love how they both fit perfect to their characters’ role.
I really adore the world in the show. It’s quite different with the movie, but I really like this one more. The movie was darker than the show, and that’s one of the things I liked about it. Thus, the show isn’t really much of a disappointment. I can’t wait for the next episode and what the series has in store for us.
How about you? What did you think of the first two episodes. Comment below, let’s talk about it.