It’s definitely been a while, what with play auditions, being sick, and getting back to school. I’ve been meaning to sit down and write about the premiere of Shadowhunters season two last week, but I never got the chance. Honestly, two hours of content have been pushed out to the public so far and I couldn’t recite to you everything that’s happened if I tried, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try. 😉
And for those of you that don’t know, Shadowhunters is a TV show based off of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, and plays Tuesdays on Freeform at 9 PM Eastern Time, but you might want to check to see if they don’t switch it up a bit. I know this week’s episode was an hour early (8PM Eastern Standard Time) because of another show. For those of you that don’t know what I mean by “Eastern,” I mean the East coast of the United States, not Asia.
Now, I’ll admit, the character chemistry, dialogue…everything was a little bit cautious and awkward in season one. That’s a fact, it is. The special effects were a little iffy, and the fight choreography looked ridiculous. For season two, Shadowhunters got two new producers, who vowed to take the show to the next level with updated fight choreography, and amazing special effects.
S02E01: “This Guilty Blood”
The first episode was basically me trying to get into the rhythm of Shadowhunters again. Trying to get back into the way the show worked. Basically, Victor Aldertree from The City of Glass comes to take over the Institute, much to Lydia, Alec, Isabelle, and Clary’s dismay. Alec is fed up with the search for Jace not going anywhere, and he accidentally takes his frustrations out on Magnus. Clary just wants to get out and look, but Isabelle convinces her to “train” with her, because you can’t embark on any Shadowhunter-y journeys without knowing what you’re doing, right? To be completely honest with you, I don’t remember much of the rest, but the episode was so well put together, I couldn’t help but think about all the little things, like wardrobe, effects, set design…
S02E02: “A Door into the Dark”
Now this episode was a bit more recent, yet I don’t know what happened. Funny, huh? Basically, a bunch of stuff happens with Clary; she finds a long-lost friend, that friend was forced to put a spell on her that was supposed to help her convince Jace to agree with Valentine and stay on his side. Simon seeks Magnus’s help and they travel to India, where Simon learns what being a vampire has really changed in him, and that’s he’s now capable of more. Alec and Izzy try to find a way to get Jace off of Valentine’s ship, and, with Jocelyn’s help, use a stone Luke had to try to get him back to the Institute. Of course, using the stone comes with a lot of consequences, but Alec is willing to take the risks, much to Izzy’s reluctance.
I now know that I will definitely try reviewing these episodes two at a time, but writing down things about each as I watch them. Honestly, for those of you who watch the show, you know how hard it is to follow what’s going on. Right now it seems like Simon and Magnus are in a group, sometimes with Clary, but Clary is in her own group, sometimes with Jace. Alec, Clary, and Lydia mainly stay together…it’s confusing where each of the characters go, and it’s hard to keep track of them, but this is still an incredibly entertaining show.
Tell me your thoughts on the new season!