Okay. So. I watched the pilot episode of Shadowhunters.
And here are my non-spoilery thoughts in bullet form:
the soundtrack for the pilot episode is glorious, especially the one during the opening scene
I think I ruined my eyes looking at Clary’s bright orange hair
there are definitely changes compared to the book but so far, I don’t think I mind them too much
all of the characters’ acting is point, except for Clary. (maybe I’m just biased because I really loved Lily Collins, but Kat’s not that bad, there were just awkward moments here and there)
Simon was so freaking adorbs and was exactly how I imagined him to be in the book. I mean, Robert Sheehan is bae but Alberto Rosende nailed it! Can we talk about his singing, though?? *drools*
also Izzy. And Alec And Magnus. And Luke. Oh lord, they were freaking fantastic!
I like how, early on, there was already a hint regarding Alec’s interests
Shadowhunters-Valentine is way better and terrifying than movie-rock-star-Valentine
the effects are so-so. The runes are still huge unlike what I imagined them to be, the seraph blades are like light sabers and they didn’t say their angel names, cool demon CGI but they have to polish the fight scenes a little bit
some scenes that I thought were supposed to be the foreshadowings are a bit too obvious, but maybe they intended them to be like that. I’m not too sure.
Anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH TV SERIES PEOPLE FOR MAKING SHADOWHUNTERS HAPPEN! CONGRATULATIONS BECAUSE THIS PILOT EPISODE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE. And I am officially hooked!