What I'm Watching: Shadowhunters (SPOILERS)

by - February 16, 2016

I watch a lot of ABC Family, or Freeform as it's now known. When they started showing previews for Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, my interest was piqued. And as luck would have it, the show comes on immediately following Pretty Little Liars, which I already watch, so it was only natural for me to tune into the premiere. And that was all it took. Tuesdays are now my current favorite TV night.

Shadowhunters is the story of Clary Fray. When her mother is put into a magical coma and kidnapped by a man who wants to take over the world, Clary discovers she's not as normal as she thought. She's thrust into the Shadow world and teams up with Jace, Alec and Isabelle to find her mother, dragging her best friend, Simon, along with her.

Clary learns that all the fairy tales are true and that she's part angel. In just 5 episodes, Clary has faced demons, vampires and werewolves.

I will say this - some of the graphics seem a little cheesy to me, but it's probably because I work in television and can't help but notice anything that has to do with a green screen.

There's some sexual tension going on between Clary and Jace; Simon is clearly in love with Clary but she only sees him as a friend; and Alec might be in love with Jace.

Simon and Alec are my favorite characters. Simon because he's hilarious and Alec because, well, I've always liked dark, brooding characters.

The series is based on the books written by Cassandra Clare, but I haven't read any of them so I can't speak to whether or not the series is faithful to them. There's also a movie, which I haven't seen either.

A new episode of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments comes on tonight at 9:00 EST on Freeform. If you're interested in watching past episodes, you can download their app.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    I just watched a few trailers and promo clips. Shadowhunters looks like the kind of show Mrs. Shady and I could get into. We already watch several fantasy series including Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Flash and Daredevil. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hey Shady,

      I'm a little late in responding to this but wanted to let you know that Freeform is running a mini-marathon this afternoon. It just started a few minutes ago!