Books to TV: Shadowhunters

So who’s watching Shadowhunters? This is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

I myself was sad when they decided they weren’t going to make anymore of the movies. I thought the movie was ok and not the worst adaption of a book. Ok it could have been a hell of a lot better but still wasn’t the worst! I’ve been watching the series and although at the start was a little “eh this could be better!” I’ve grown to like it and will continue with it.

Its also been released that the show has been renewed for another season. Which is exciting.

So the first episode starts with Clary (Fray), who has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy of Arts. On her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is a Shadowhunter, a human born with angelic blood who protect humans from demons. That night, Clary’s mother, Jocelyn Fray, is abducted by a group of rogue Shadowhunters of “The Circle”. Their leader is Jocelyn’s husband Valentine Morgenstern. Although Clary has no idea any of this because her memory has been wiped by her mother to keep her safe. (Yeah looked how that worked out!)

With her mother missing, Clary turns to Luke, a person she trusted, only to seemingly be betrayed. Clary joins up with a band of Shadowhunters to save her mother and discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with the mysterious, narcissistic, and attractive Shadowhunter, Jace, and also her loyal and geeky friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

There are a few things that bother me. The girl who plays Clary, Katherine McNamara is a little annoying, but over the last few episodes she’s started to get less annoying thank god and has made the show a lot more watchable.

Over all, I’m enjoying the show and I can see them putting a lot of the books and the info in the books into the TV show.

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