Shadowhunters Season One Review

Shadowhunters Season One Review

The show follows 18 year-old, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) realise that her world is not as it seems as she finds out that she is a Shadowhunter; she’s thrown into the deep end of the Shadow World with her best friend (Alberto Rosende).  

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To save her Mum, she has to train with others of her kind including Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood), Isabelle Lightwood (Emeraude Toubia) and Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario) and go after the Mortal Cup to stop the series villain his plan to ruin the Shadow World.

If you love the The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices books, there is a good chance that you will not like this TV show; it doesn’t really follow the first book and the storyline of the first book is skipped over and rushed in the TV show.

The first few episodes of this show are terrible. The beginning of episode one is four minutes of music; it’s like an extended music video and doesn’t set a good tone for the rest of the show. The next few episodes aren’t much better; the acting isn’t that great and only Matthew Daddario and Alberto Rosende give good performances.


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The characters are loveable and as much as you find Clary Fray annoying, you’re rooting for her to save her Mother and as much as you don’t like Valentine, you still kind of have a soft spot for him.

Even though the show isn’t brilliant, it has something about it that reels you in and makes you want to binge-watch the show again after finishing it. It’s a rather odd feeling. You will want to tell everyone that the show is terrible and to not bother watching it, but it’s your guilty pleasure.

Shadowhunters … You either love it or hate it. You will either invest loads of your time in this show and crave season two, or you will want to delete any vestige of it out of your life because it was a waste of your time.

What happened to me? I got sucked in and now, I am so invested in the lives of these characters that I have now watched season one three times.

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