After watching the second episode of Shadowhunters
, I have higher hopes for the show. I was impressed; it drew me right in. The quality of the show, especially the acting, fared much better than in the pilot. The actors seemed to be more in tune with their characters and made me want to keep watching.
I especially enjoyed watching Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) and Simon (Alberto Rosende). If you weren't a Simon/Isabelle shipper before, you should be by now.
Alec (Matthew Daddario) was also fleshed out a bit more, giving a better feel for his character. Clary (Katherine McNamara) was also a much stronger character this episode.
The effects also excelled a bit more, especially because when Jace (Dominic Sherwood) used a stele, he actually burnt the rune into his skin. Also, the sets of the City of the Dead were suitably creepy and worked well.
I was curious how the second episode would line up with the book series on which it is based, and while it is keeping with the overarching story of Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) and the Mortal Cup, as well as key scenes, it seems like getting from point A to point B is going to often be a different take and therefore new adventure. I found that I didn't mind this. I wasn't constantly comparing the original story and pulling apart the differences like I found myself doing in the pilot.
If you enjoyed the first episode of Shadowhunters
, you will like the second even more. If you didn't, I suggest you give the series another chance; I believe it has a lot of potential, and I can't wait for more.
You can watch episode two now on the Freeform app.