CBI TV Review:Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments

Comic Book Illuminati

By Ashayla Webster

What you do when Hollywood creates a movie from a popular teen book series, only for the movie to flop? You make a television series apparently.

“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Cup” is the latest book adaptation to hit the small screen. Whilst the book was popular with many young teens, this reviewer was not a fan. Campy, obvious storyline, blatant explanations leaving little to the imagination, poor characterisation, they are all descriptions I would use for the “Mortal Instruments” book series. The television version may just have been worse.

Let’s jump back a little, if you haven’t read the “Mortal Instruments” series, written by Cassandra Clare, don’t waste your time. It is a classic “chosen one” story, where the protagonist, Clary Fray, turns eighteen and her whole world turns upside down. Descendant from a race of human-angel hybrids, her mother scurried her away when she was a child…

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