Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Shadowhunters! Episode 1 Rant

So I plan to do this after every episode of Shadowhunters. I love this series so much and I want them to do it right. So I'm going to kind of recap/review every single episode. I will be posting them every Wednesday. So be sure to check it out and join me, come discuss your thoughts, what you liked, what you didn't. I do want to warn you all though, there will be spoilers. So be careful if you've not watched the first episode yet.

I want to start off by saying that my thoughts aren't the most popular. I was checking Twitter out last night and most people loved the first episode. They were so excited and couldn't wait for more. But I didn't... it had a few okay moments that I liked but to me.... I just don't understand how hard it is to take an AMAZING book series and make it come to life? I mean, the movie was better than the first episode and the movie was kind of awful. Am I along in my thoughts about this show? I've not seen the second episode yet, I know you can watch it now on the Free Form app and I'll watch it sometime today. I'm willing to give this show a few more episodes and if it doesn't get better... I'll give up hope about ever seeing this book series done right.

This episode was called 'The Mortal Cup.' They changed Clary's age but that I'm fine with. She's also trying to get into the Brooklyn Academy of Art. Which is also a perfect idea. What I don't like is how in the first few minutes we see her use her gift. They leave nothing out.

I have a love hate relationship with how they made Luke a police officer. It's actually really cool and he seems like a total badass. I love the guy playing Luke, well done! But also... he had a bookstore! Why would they change that?!

Something that really bothers me is the Steele...... her mother would never have given her that. I mean, I hate that the writers did that. Bad move! Awful! Just ugh! Not to mention her freaking mother shows her the rune! Yeah because her mother would so do that. Makes perfect sense for her character. Not. I do like that she actually got to kick some ass though. I was happy with that. Though setting her room on fire?

 Magnus owns the club that everything goes down in. Which doesn't really bother me at all. I could see him owning a club. Yeah. Also, what I've started to call them and even my little sister agrees, The Lightsaber Swords? Really? I mean really?

Then there the Institute! Don't even get me started there!

Sadly, I kind of knew this would happen... when the announced who was going to play Jace. Have any of you seen the horrible movie called Vampire Academy? Yeah, he played in there. So I think he's an awful Jace. Clary seems too.... okay I should stop, let me go with the very few things I actually liked so this just doesn't look like a total rip fest.

Valentine. I've seen Alan van Sprang in Reign and just loved him! He's a perfect Valentine! Just yes!!!! That was a perfect choice! Plus, I've missed seeing him since he left Reign. Also, like I said before, the man playing Luke is awesome! More how I see Luke in my head, such a strong badass and yes! Great choice there too.

I like the girl playing Izzy but I don't like how underused she was. In the first part they kind of made her seem like... well....  to be frank, a skanky ditz, which I hate because Izzy is such a freaking awesome badass and I think this actress has the skills to really bring Izzy to life. So there I blame terrible writing.

So my main problems are, Jace, Clary, the Institute, and The Lightsaber Swords. I will continue to give this show another chance because, who knows? Maybe the rest will be good and the first episode was just utter crap. Also, who is Dot?

I shall now leave you with my favorite line from the night.
"Is there a meth problem we need to talk about?"
This made me laugh my butt off! I swear Simon and his jokes about meth in this episode just made all the awful stuff better.