Review of Shadowhunters

Tuesdays, 8:00 PM ET on Freeform

60 minutes

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who, one day, discovers she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into this brand new world. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
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Jan 14, 2016 2:30PM EST
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The only thing worse than the writing is the acting. Sorry guys, I was excited by the premise but the execution is not up to snuff. I'm guessing there are a lot of 15 year old girls out there that are going to love it though.

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Jan 31, 2016 3:55AM EST

Totally agree. This is one of my favourite series of books and I just can't understand why all of the screen adaptations are so bad. The film cut out far too much and lost all the fun and interesting points, and the acting in this TV series is just incredibly bad.

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Feb 4, 2016 10:24AM EST

I was excited in the beginning, but I did notice the bad acting especially from Clary right away. Her acting seems to get worse and worse. I am sad about it :( Other than that I hope the show will turn around, because some of the actors are nice (Jace the hunk and Alec.. too bad he is gay :P)

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Feb 7, 2016 10:37AM EST

had the exact same thought! sad to see that, I was hoping for better!

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Feb 9, 2016 8:26PM EST

I'll be channeling the 13 year old girl inside of me.

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Feb 18, 2016 7:48PM EST

i am in total agreement, the acting sucks, the dialogue is stilted, there is a lot of disconnect and you can't get into the characters. You know what to expect because we have read the books, but the tv adaptations just can't seem to deliver, all this tv show is good for is eye-candy. Sometimes i have to watch over scenes, like last episode, there was a lot of dialogue that was disjointed, no real flow and just seemed thrown pinto the air and allowed to fall where it may. I must admit though that clarify and jace do have on screen chemistry unlike the movie!

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Feb 20, 2016 4:35PM EST

not the biggest fan of the acting. the books are my favourite and i loved the Movie. movie clary and tv clary just arent on par

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Feb 20, 2016 5:37PM EST

I've got to watch this show. I've been downloading every episode, because the only thing I like more than zombies and vampires is werewolves. I hope there are werewolves and vampires in this show.

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