Shadowhunters premiered last night, and while it wasn’t everything I had been hoping for, it was certainly enjoyable. Not only was this a good start at bringing in a newer audience to the series, the show takes a lot of creative liberties with the original source material and changes enough things around that even someone who has read the books can be surprised by all the developments happening. As the first book is told almost explicitly from Clary’s POV, we don’t get to see a lot of the Shadowhunter world. On the other hand, Shadowhunters isn’t limited the same way. The show is taking the time to explore and develop its universe by engaging with characters we don’t get to see all that often in the books. The first episode “The Mortal Cup” was fun, exciting, and had enough new things going on that I didn’t know what to expect all the time.
Supernatural, I… hate you.
That seems like a weird response to an excellent Charlie episode, but I know how this goes. Yes, last night’s episode was great, but I know the writers are just going to hurt me again. I’m on to you, Supernatural. Don’t think I’ve forgiven you for last week.
But for now, let’s focus on this latest episode. Because as fans, we have to take the crumbs the writers throw at us.
Since the premiere of the second season of Legend of Korra (Book 2: Spirits), I’ve noticed that a lot of fans are griping every week about Korra: she’s stupid, she’s overly emotional, she’s reactionary. At first I agreed. Why is Korra being so dense? Isn’t it obvious that she’s being manipulated? Is it just heavy-handed storytelling? Then I realized what I think is the source of Korra’s problems—she has no true sense of self. (Spoilers through episodes 7 and 8, “Beginnings”).
The season is winding down (winding up, really—with suspense building for the finale in just two short weeks and with no more hiatuses in between!). “The Great Escapist” had Castiel, Crowley, Naomi, and more, but was it any good? Hit the jump to find out.