Critic Consensus: Shadowhunters boasts visual thrills and a potential-rich premise, but they're not enough to overcome the show's self-serious silliness and dull, convoluted plots.
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as Clary Fray
as Jace Wayland
as Isabelle Lightwood
as Magnus Bane
as Luke Garroway
as Alec Lightwood
as Camille Belcourt
as Hodge Starkweather
as Jocelyn Fray
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Sure, this was just the pilot, but if first impressions can be trusted, this series is headed for the junkyard.
Wild start, but a good-looking one. Demands working knowledge of the books.
But, lordy, is it silly - and worse, it lacks the wit or sharp self-awareness to own up to its campiness or help make its melodramatic elements more palatable.
Every moment we're supposed to care, or worry about a character's fate, we're left cold because the characters are hollow.
Shadowhunters has been an incomprehensible show, one that never offered enough to pull the uninitiated in. Maybe the show will find a better path in its second season, but I don't imagine there'll be many disillusioned viewers returning to find out.
Audience Reviews for Shadowhunters: Season 1
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