Fandom Speaks: Shadowhunters

SHADOWHUNTERS - “The Mortal Cup” - One young woman realizes how dark the city can really be when she learns the truth about her past in the series premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016. Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, "Shadowhunters" follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend Simon in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother. Nothing is as it seems, including her close family friend Luke who knows more than he is letting on, as well as the enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane who could hold the key to unlocking Clary's past. (ABC Family/John Medland) MAXIM ROY, KATHERINE MCNAMARA

Scrolling through Tumblr, it took a while to find any actual reaction posts to last night’s episode. Most everything I saw was one version or another of reminding international viewers how important it is to watch via Netflix or using Hola to watch on the Freeform website.

Once I got to the good stuff, though, there was quite a bit there, and largely in bullet form. So without further ado, here are the highlights of the fandom’s reactions to the Shadowhunters premiere:


Also, for those who are unsure about watching or have heard differing things, here are a couple of viewers you should probably listen to:

“I spent all day at work reading reviews for Shadowhunters and I was so scared that it’d be awful, but I thought it was really, really good. Yes, it has problems, obviously. But it’s gotten most of the exposition out-of-the-way, so we can get to the meaty stuff next time. But people were saying the acting was flat, that Clary was awful, the CGI was shit, but I didn’t think any of that was true at all.”  – impactwebbing


“For everyone who was disappointed with the first ep of shadowhunters, watch pll. But seriously, it was good, better than expected and it’s the first episode. Give it time? Lol, are you really hoping it will be 100% from the start? That doesn’t exist and in those supernatural shows it’s always harder, so consider that.” – sizzyclacestrash


So there you have it. Watch, enjoy, and give it more than a one episode chance!


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