Shadowhunters - TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" Series

The Bluestocking

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Episode 1 didn't quite hit the mark but it was promising. The acting's a bit wooden though...

Hopefully the next couple of episodes will see the actors get comfortable with their roles and prove that the series does the book justice.
 

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Haven't watched yet as it was on too late and my daughter and I have agreed to watch together. :)
Then yesterday was the school concert...
Tonight! Tonight we shall watch this. Hopefully.

I have to confess I never made it past the first book, but I'm definitely curious to see what they do with it on screen.
 

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So far it's doing better than the film.

I'll keep watching :)
 

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I haven't seen any episodes yet, but I did see the "Making Of" video. They have obviously made the characters older than they were in the book (and just as obviously chosen actors who are even older than that). In the excerpts they showed, the characters seemed not only older, but harder. Except Simon. Simon looked like he was going to be good.

And Luke as a police detective? I am not at all sure how I feel about that.
 

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Watched the first two episodes. I like Simon. Isabelle is fun. Was Clary this whiny in the books? I don't remember her being particularly whiny.

Clary was a bit whiny but got less whiny as the series went on and finally came into her own in books 3 - 6. As protagonists go, I don't particularly like Clary. I kept reading the series because of the other characters :)
 

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Episode 3 is definitely an improvement on the first two episodes:

So much conflict! Clary stops being whiny! And...

Vamp bikes make an appearance and the Jace-Clary-Simon love triangle + Jace-Alec-Clary love triangle are underway!
 

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Seen one episode, Im undecided.:unsure:

It's a little like BUFFY and SUPERNATURAL when they first started - shaky, acting not quite there yet (except for Simon and Alec). If the fans can just be patient, we might end up with another adored long-running series like BUFFY.

Episode 2 was an improvement on episode 1, and episode 3 was an improvement on episode 2, so hopefully this trend of improvement will continue.
 

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Yes, I thought it was an improvement, too. Now, is it just me or does Alec look like Jason Patric in Lost Boys?

Hmmm... no? I thought he looks very much like his real-life sister Alexandra Daddario who played Annabeth in the Percy Jackson movies.
 
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It's a little like BUFFY and SUPERNATURAL when they first started - shaky, acting not quite there yet (except for Simon and Alec). If the fans can just be patient, we might end up with another adored long-running series like BUFFY.

Episode 2 was an improvement on episode 1, and episode 3 was an improvement on episode 2, so hopefully this trend of improvement will continue.

I agree Blue. Looking forward to the rest.
 

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