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‘Shadowhunters’ Recap: Bad Blood

The last few episodes have moved so fast that it’s a wonder Freeform isn’t fielding complaints of whiplash from viewers. Episode 8 offers a break from trying to keep up with a racing plot, but doesn’t ease up on the emotional rollercoaster side of things. Instead, viewers are treated to an hour akin to watching 1000 dominos be lined up. The smallest unskilled movement could bring it all crashing down, but the anticipation of the inevitable collapse is exhilarating. There’s so many plot pieces carefully placed here- hearts on the...
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‘The 100’ Recap ‘Bitter Harvest’

This article contains full spoilers of the episode. "Bitter Harvest," more like bittersweet payback. Last night’s episode had a few subpar moments, but overall it was a real brain buster. I can barely comprehend how stressed I am after watching 42 minutes of bliss and quite frankly my mind still hasn't caught up to the events that transpired. I’ll be sending my therapy bills to Kira Snyder, who wrote episode six. Well done, I am simultaneously haunted and exhilarated. There was a lot going on during the show this week:...
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‘Shadowhunters’ Recap: Major Arcana

For all the pacing problems that plagued Shadowhunters early on, the show has sure figured out how to run with viewers now. Episode seven, “Major Arcana” sprints through three major plotlines (and a half- dozen minor ones) in an hour, all of which focus heavily on family. Izzy takes dramatic action to protect Alec from their parents, Clary pulls out one of the best plans yet to retrieve the Mortal Cup from her mother’s hiding place, and Simon’s continued spiral off the deep end of sanity (& humanity) finally draws...
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