Shadowhunters Mondays?

Anyone who knows me really well (or has been reading this blog since I started it in 2014) knows that I am absolutely, positively obsessed with Freeform’s Twisted. There was time where Twisted Tuesdays was my whole life.

A year before Twisted came into my life, Cassandra Clare’s series The Mortal Instruments (or TMI) came into my life. Normally, I don’t read fantasy. It doesn’t necessarily interest me as much as science fiction does. But The Mortal Instruments isn’t like any other fantasy series, or at least not to me. It’s actually the third series (it’s chronologically the third, at least) in a fantasy franchise entitled The Shadowhunter Chronicles. We can go into more detail about those series later (because they’re just as amazing as The Mortal Instruments). 

The Mortal Instruments is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Clary Fray (who’s eighteen in the TV adaptation) whose life is turned upside down. Sounds clichĂŠ, right? At first yes, but that’s the only part of this series that’s clichĂŠ (besides the love triangles, of course). Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, she’s at a club called Pandemonium with her best friend Simon Lewis when she witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered in strange markings. Even stranger? No one else can see or hear them: only Clary can. From there, her life takes a crazy turn as her mother is abducted and Clary is thrust into the world of Shadowhunters, half-angel, half human warriors whose mandate is to kill demons and protect humans from the Shadow World.

In 2013, The Mortal Instruments was developed into a movie entitled The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and it starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. To be frank, it was terrible and I hated almost everything about it. Except for Robert Sheehan. He made a great Simon.

So, in 2015, when ABC Family announced that they were adapting The Mortal Instruments into a show called Shadowhunters, I was equally skeptical and excited. I was mainly excited, though, because I was hoping that Shadowhunters would be better than the TV series, and I was absolutely right. (Although my mother doesn’t agree with me on that.) 

For the most part, it sticks to the books pretty well, and the dialogue is way better than the dialogue in the movie. It does stray from the books in certain ways, but I think that the show is still really good even with that. I think the first season was amazing, and the music is great too. The acting is amazing, and the actor choices are incredible, especially Alberto Rosende’s Simon, Isaiah Mustafa’s Luke, and Emeraude Toubia’s Isabelle. Also, I have to admit that in the books I wasn’t always Clary’s biggest fan (although by the end of City of Heavenly Fire she’d started to grow on me), but I really like her in the TV series.

I’m especially excited for season two’s debut tonight, since they’ve announced that Maia Roberts, one of my favorite characters, will be introduced in this season. Sebastian, a character every TMI fan loves to hate (and if you watch the show, you’ll see why) will be introduced in the second half of the season, and I’m excited for the chaos his arrival is sure to bring. Although I think that it will be torture waiting for the second half of the season, which will likely premiere sometime in the summer.

I haven’t been this excited about a TV series since Twisted. Maybe, just maybe Shadowhunters Mondays will become the next Twisted Tuesdays. (But Twisted Tuesdays has a better ring to it. Maybe Mundie Mondays, how about that?)  Shadowhunters just might be the show I’ve been waiting for, since Pretty Little Liars is no longer cutting it, and hasn’t been for a long time. (But the books are still great!)

*Note: The original version of this post stated that Shadowhunters airs on Tuesdays. Last year they aired on Tuesdays (taking Twisted’s spot) but this year it looks like it’s going to be aired on Mondays.

 

Here’s What I Think About Mockingjay

I saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two yesterday. I was somewhat wary, after hearing all of the bad reviews.  I have to say, it deserved some of them. I’m going to give it 3 out of 5 stars.

I read the book, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved Mockingjay, or as I called it, “The installment where everyone dies.”

I’m not wrong, am I?

Back to the movie. The reason I’m only giving the movie three stars is because, despite being a brutal movie, it just wasn’t very exciting.

I was only on my toes for one part of the movie, and that’s because I knew that one of my favorite characters was about to die. (It, was, however, right before another character’s death–a death I had forgotten.) That was the only part where my heart was threatening to beat out of my chest.

Also, Liam Hemsworth. We need to discuss. At first I thought that it was ridiculous that a review said that his performance was terrible.

That review (read it here: http://www.vox.com/culture/2015/11/20/9768210/hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2-review-final-movie) shocked me at first. But now that I’ve seen the movie, I think that the blame should go to Gale, not Liam. In the movie, I hated Gale as a character, but not Liam as an actor.

Another criticism I have is that I feel like it rushed through the book (it was the second shortest Hunger Games movie). Squad 451 stayed with Tigress for much longer than they did in the film.

It had also been way too long since I had seen Part One, or reread the book, so some of the criticisms I had been unwarranted since they had been in the first movie. I won’t mention those.

My favorite part of the movie was the ending. Not because it was over, but because I loved Katniss’ words.

All in all, I think it was a decent ending. Could’ve been better. But we’ll live.

Liam Hemsworth Teases ‘Kiss’ With Josh Hutcherson In Final ‘Hunger Games’ Movie

I have no words. (Except this needs to happen!)

Hollywood Life

Talk about a bromance! Liam Hemsworth left fans reeling when he suggested he shares a steamy kiss with Josh Hutcherson in ‘The Hunger Games.’ Say what?

Liam Hemsworth, 25, has a new on-screen love interest in the final install of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. While promoting the film during San Diego Comic-Con, the actor shared that he has an unlikely suitor in the film: Josh Hutcherson, 22. There’s just one question: real or not real?

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Tut‘s Avan Jogia Talks Twisted Cliffhanger, Shares Pitch for Season 2

I love this!

TVLine

Until Avan Jogia is reintroduced to television viewers as the titular pharaoh in SpikeTV’s Tut (July 19, 9/8c), he’s still Twisted‘s Danny Desai in our hearts.

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Gossip Girl Takeover 7: A Farewell to J? 

It’s Gossip Girl here, your most reliable source in the day to day lives of Delaware’s most adorkable girls, cutest guys, and mean teachers. (Oh, all of the aforementioned people’s names have been edited/shortened to protect the one and only innocent person in this situation-moi.)                    *•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*• I’m back and better than ever! 

First things first. The dance. It’s been canceled twice. It’s this Friday…a month after the original dance. Jeez, Mother Nature. Hate on people who live in warm states! 

Second things second. The musical. Didn’t get to see it (sad face emoji) because I was too busy watching the drama backstage. Good job, R, H, and J! Looking forward to next year. 

Third things third. J’s got a crush–and it’s not Tyler Blackburn or Keegan Allen! I dare you to spill, girlfriend. 

Fourth things fourth. Remember how H got into IB? So did the Wicked Witch, who’s actually pretty sweet. And we hear J’s applying as well. Or is the correct word applied. Her mom was seen mailing something on Friday…

Last things last. Hope to see you guys at the dance! 

XOXO, Gossip Girl ❤️😘 

10 Ways Gossip Girl and Twisted Are Alike

Warning: Spoiler Alert! 

1. Both shows have a character who faked his death. In Gossip Girl, it’s Bart Bass.  In Twisted, it’s Vikram Desai. 

2. Both Vik and Bart were killed by their teenage sons, Danny and Chuck. Not to mention the fact that they both died because they were pushed off of something, and then fell to their death from that thing. 

3. When Vik and Bart were killed, a girl who loved their son was present. Danny had Jo, and Chuck had Blair. 

4. Both shows feature a queen bee who dates an underdog. In Twisted it was Danny and Lacey, and in Gossip Girl it was Blair and Dan. 

5. Both shows feature a somewhat creepy male character named Daniel. There’s Twisted’s Danny Desai, who’s creepy because of the way he enters buildings through windows–typically without permission. And Gossip Girl’s Dan Humphrey, who’s creepy because he is Gossip Girl. 

6. Both shows feature friendships where one friend was in love with the other, only for the person with the crush to end up depressed when the object of their affection ends up with someone else. In Gossip Girl, there’s Vanessa Abrams, who was crushing on Dan only to find he was dating SvdW, who prefers to be called Serena van der Woodsen. And then there’s Twisted. Jo was madly in love with Danny, and then he started dating Lacey. 

7. There was an incriminating video of a secret tryst between two characters released at the wrong time. In Gossip Girl, the video was of Serena and Dan–and it was filmed while Dan was dating Blair–released at a debutante ball. But not just any debutante ball. The debutante ball of Serena’s boyfriend’s daughter, who also happened to be Nate’s girlfriend. The Twisted video was of Danny and Lacey, released just after Danny and Lacey had broken up…and when everyone thought Danny was a killer. 

8. Both of the videos mentioned above where filmed in equally disturbing ways. The Gossip Girl video? Filmed by Serena herself. The Twisted video? Filmed by a Mathlete named Doug who barely knew Lacey and Dannny, yet felt the need to put on a mask and film them through an open window. 

9. Both feature a scheming female–Gossip Girl’s Georgina Sparks and Twisted’s Whitney Taylor. Not only do they enjoy schemes, but they enjoy a night out. 

10. Both of these lovely shows feature two best friends that fight, but ultimately love each other. There’s Jo and Lacey, and Serena and Blair. And they always are forgiving that male friend–Danny and Dan. 

Emergency Gossip Girl Takeover! 

People. This is urgent. In fact, this is so urgent I couldn’t be bothered with my usual opening. 

Some of you have not-so-subtly wondered about the identity of the mysterious commenter known as Gossip Girl BFF. (Note that she is your BFF, girlies.) 

I have known who she is all along. However, since I’m so sweet, I choose to not spill and drive you totally insane. 

Aren’t I the greatest? 

Anyway, I’d like to request a drumroll because the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. 

Gossip Girl BFF is…R. 

XOXO, Gossip Girl ❤️😘