TV Review – Shadowhunters

I’m sorry.
I really am.
Some of you might get angry with me now 🙂 Please, just remember that I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare‘s books. I do love the Shadowhunters’ world. I love all the books and the story. I love how awesomly are all the characters written.

But what I do not like so much is the TV version. The 2013 movie isn’t so bad but the tv show? Are you kidding me?

Well, let’s start with the movie.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)


The casting wasn’t so bad. I really like Lily Collins as Clary, or Jemima West as Isabelle. I also like Godfrey Gao as Magnus but I’m not happy with Kevin Zegers as Alec (nothing against Kevin) and I’m definitelly not happy with Jamie Campbell Bower  as
Jace. I mean, Jamie seems like a nice guy but he’s just not Jace I
imagine. Jace should be handsome, charming, arogant… and the character
played by Jamie is just not that. At least not for me.

But the movie itself wasn’t so bad as I expected. If you would see the movie without reading the books first, you might actually like it. And I don’t blame you. It differs from the book a little but hey, which movie isn’t? I don’t think there is a movie which totally the same as the book.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016-2019)


Well, this one is a real dissaster. I won’t comment on cast this time. Let me just say, I actually like some of them but some were better picked in the movie. But beside that, I don’t think I could point a single think I like about this show.

All the modern technology. Movie effects almost worse than in Buffy, the Vampire slayer from 1997 and so many changes regarding characters… many of them never made it to the books and some of them made it in the books till the end but were killed in first season? WTF?

I understand that sometimes they use for tv adaptation only the theme from the book but this one? They used only the title and some characters. They totally changed the plot. I really don’t understand why to make tv show like this when you’re about to change everything that makes the story so special.

Yeah, nobody forces me to watch it. I know. But still. I was so excited when they announced there will  be tv show based on Cassandra Clare’s books. And I do watch it even though it’s so messed up. I’m just too curious how much worse it can get.

But don’t mind me if you like it 🙂

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