Jul. 11th, 2017 05:38 pm
fufaraw: Magnus and Alec (Malec)
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I have been a Supernatural fan since first season. I will be a Supernatural fan long after they turn out the lights and lock the door--there'll always be fic and art and discussion going on somewhere, and even if there isn't any new material, I will never read all the fic in my lifetime.

But. During the hiatus, I seem to have fallen headfirst down the Shadowhunters rabbit hole. I haven't felt this squeeful about a show since early-seasons SPN.

It's running on the former Disney family channel, Freeform, and if you have Instant Watch, the first season, plus all aired episodes of season two are available there. Plus I think there's an app or something.

ANYway. Pretty actors*, pretty sets, surprising emotionally deep storylines and relationships for a fantasy genre tv show on a lesser-known channel. Give it a try--what've you got to lose?

magnus with teacup

*case in point: the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, is wonderfully played by Harry Shum, Jr. previously appearing as Mike Chang on Glee. (point: biceps!) The rest of the cast is gorgeous, as well. I'm smitten. I'm full and overflowing with smit.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Lisa Berry, SPN's own Billie the Reaper, has a recurring role early in S2.

Date: 2017-07-12 04:48 am (UTC)
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Is this the same Shadow Hunters that's on Netflix, about Clary Fray who's a demon hunter with angel blood?

Date: 2017-07-12 06:09 am (UTC)
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Aussie Netflix has the first two seasons. I'll give it a look. Thanks for the reccy :)

Date: 2017-07-12 07:53 am (UTC)
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The Librarians lures you in the same way (as did Buffy The Vampire Slayer in its time - the best shows always do :D) I reciprocally recommend you watch The Librarians if you get the chance, and you haven't already. In this case, though, I think it helps to watch the TV movies first, just to get the context, but the series is better, of course :)

Date: 2017-07-12 08:58 am (UTC)
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Ah, the odds were stacked against you enjoying Librarians, weren't they? :D I found it entertaining, but I didn't have Leverage to compare it with. Like you, I went from Buffy/Angel/Firefly to SPN, but I skipped past the others. I loved the Stargate movie but skipped the TV since it didn't have James Spader in it. Deal breaker :D I watched a couple of seasons of Lost but then decided the writers were just taking the piss and dropped it. Fortunately, I could do that, because I hadn't started writing a mammoth epic fan-fiction serial about it :P

Date: 2017-07-12 12:36 pm (UTC)
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4 minutes into the S101 and I notice it's directed by McG. Well! :D


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