Shadowhunters TV Show Thoughts

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Hello! Welcome! In case you don’t know, Shadowhunters is the tv adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s hit series the Mortal Instruments. There was originally a movie version, called The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, but the series failed to make a sequel movie which I was quite disappointed about. 

I watched the movie and thought that it was okay, but after watching season 1 of the tv show, titled Shadowhunters, I thought the movie was excellent as the shadowhunters tv show sucked big time in season 1.

The tv show made the movie look faithful af.

The show was renewed for a second season and a new writer was hired and I have to say that after finishing season 2, the show has improved! Hallelujah!

So here are some of my thoughts! And it’s okay if you disagree! 

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I love how in the poster Clary and Simon are looking straight at the audience and everyone else is looking to the side. Like what is Jace doing with his facial expression? I like the Season 2 poster a lot more! It’s the one on the right. Except what’s with Jace’s turned head when we can see everyone else’s face?

The acting has gotten significantly better, and I actually felt some emotions while watching! Some of the plot lines still felt strange to me and didn’t make sense but overall the writers are somewhat following the book plot.

If I watched this show without reading the books first I would say that it’s an okay show, but knowing the amazing books and what happens in them, the show still continues to disappoint me because the characters don’t match the ones I already know in my head.

There are major defenders of the show who bash on us book lovers and say that it’s an adaption, we can’t expect it to be exactly like the books. Pretty Little Liars is nothing like the books and is a great tv show. My counter to that is that the Pretty Little Liars books were not relatively known before the show. There wasn’t that big fanbase that The Mortal Instruments books had before the Shadowhunters show.

And it also has to do with the actors, if I feel like laughing at some of the lines and facial expressions in a solemn scene, then it’s not good. I think I can honestly say that if the actors were more like the book, and there was a totally different plotline I would still like the show. It’s not about the books at this point, I just want a decent show.

Now maybe I am extremely biased as a staunch supporters of Cassandra Clare’s books, but why mess with an already perfect book series that has amazing plot lines that could be followed in a tv show with an amazing result?

I just don’t understand why the show couldn’t have followed the books, it would have made a much better show. That being said I do think that season 2 has gotten a lot better and there have been some moments where I was actually like ‘Yes! That’s my Jace!’

The season 2 plot has also been following book 2 and 3 of the Mortal Instruments series a bit more. I don’t think this show will ever match some of my other favorite book to tv series favorites like Outlander, but I think I’ve come to tolerate the show.

Actually, you know what? I am looking forward to season 3 a little bit, so that just shows that I don’t dislike the show that much, after all, I watch it every week when it’s on. I’m excited to meet Sebastian in the next season!

Some things I really like!

Simon! I love him and all of this lines! Alberto Rosende is doing a great job! I also like some of the Jace moments. When Simon and Jace are together, like at the bar scene when Jace is giving Simon girl tips, the snarky Jace comes out a little and I loved it!

I also like the guy who plays Valentine, Alan van Spring. The other characters I’m coming to tolerate I think.

So fav character? Simon for sure

Least favorite? Hmm, though I love Magnus as a characters, I feel like Harry Shum is making him really dramatic and he talks very slow and grave all the time? I don’t dislike any of the characters actually, I do love my Malec and also gasp! What’s with the Rizzy going on?? Where’s my Sizzy??

Anyhoo, that’s all from me today…

What do you think?! Do you still watch shadowhunters? Do you love it, hate it? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser


One Lovely Blog Award

Hi there! A lovely blog post for you today.

Ha ha, see what i did there? It’s the one lovely blog award and a lovely blog post too. See????

Anyhoo, i was nominated by the lovely…ok, not this again, the lovely Aneta @ Inspire Script, as well as Anthony @ A Very Awkward Blog, and Kimsiang @ The Spines Breaker

These lovely people all have lovely blogs, so check them out!

Ok, i’m done with the loveliness now 😉

The Rules:

I’ve seen different versions, but these are the rules i’m going with:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. List the rules and display the award.

3. Add 7 facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know about their nomination!

I saw Jesse from Books at Dawn do this award, and for each person that nominated him he did a separate category of facts about himself. That was a great idea, so i’m going to use it too 🙂

Aneta’s Category: Fruits: Top 7 Fruits I Like

1. Cantaloupe

2. Watermelon

3. Pineapple

4. Blueberries

5. Kiwi

6. Grapes

7. Peaches

Anthony’s Category: Candy: Top 7 Candies I Love

1. Twix

2. Reese’s

3. Kit Kat’s

4. Snickers

5. Milky Ways

6. Take 5’s

7. Chocolate covered anything!!!! (I’m a chocolate addict)

Kimsiang’s Category: Movies: Top 7 Movies That Are My Faves

1. Harry Potter

2. Bring it On

3. The Fault in Our Stars

4. The Hunger Games

5. Les Miserables

6. Legally Blonde

7. Pitch Perfect

My Nominees:

Jax @ Defying Gravitas

Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwords

Casey @ Inspired by the Page

Emily @ The Little Book Affair

Alicia @ A Kernal of Nonsense

Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

Summer @ Xingsings

So that is all for today, i honestly think that choosing nominees is harder than the actual award most of the time 😉

Thanks for reading, share your favorite fruits, movies and candy in the comments below, and you know what, wherever you are in the world, at whatever time, i hope you are having a great time.

-Calliope (5)

P.S. I got an instagram! @calliopegoddess, which is the same as my twitter, you can click that social media button to the right 😉

P.P.S. Did you SEE the shadowhunter trailer!!!!???? And the Lady Midnight Cover!!!!!?????

Colleen Hoover is amazing!

Hello! Just an update on what i have been reading lately.

So, i read Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern, and i thought it was ok.

I also read Gone Girl…wow, just no words for that one.

More recently, i have gotten into the author Colleen Hoover. I read her book Slammed, and it just was so amazing! Colleen Hoover’s writing style, and her character’s are so real and likable! I kid you not, i cried at the end. It wasn’t a particularly sad ending, but still.

From there, i proceed to read the second book in the Slammed ‘trilogy’, Point of Retreat, and i cried once again.

I have just started reading This Girl, and plan to read Hopeless next.

I also want to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, as well as The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead, Fairest by Marissa Meyer, and We Should Hang Out Sometime, by Josh Sundquist.

Also, have you guys heard about “Shadowhunters” !? It’s the remake of the Mortal Instruments series into a TV show after the movie flopped.

There will most likely be a new cast, and when that is revealed, i will be doing a reaction to that!

That’s really all for today, comment below any book suggestions and your thoughts on Shadowhunters!