2015 • Freeform
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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 The Mortal Cup
Clary Fray finds out on her 18th birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters--human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.
2 The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy
Clary scrambles to find a way to rescue her kidnapped mother. She quickly learns that a fallen Shadowhunter, Valentine, is to blame and he believe Clary can find him the mystical Mortal Cup.
3 Dead's Man's Party
Clary, Jace, Alec and Isabelle work to rescue Simon from the vampire hideout, Hotel du Mort.
4 Raising Hell
After getting a clue about who may have wiped Clary's memories, the crew hunts down the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane. With all the warlocks in hiding from Valentine, the team lures Magnus out with an offer he can't refuse--a killer party and something very valuable.
5 Moo Shu to Go
Tensions escalate between Alec and Clary when they don't see eye to eye on the best way to hunt down Valentine; Alec is put in charge of keeping Clary safe when Jace and Isabelle are sent on a mission; the New York City Werewolf pack begins their hunt for Clary and The Mortal Cup.
6 Of Men and Angels
With Luke in dire need of help, Jace, Clary and Simon take him to Magnus' lair in hopes of saving his life. Once there, the story of how Valentine came to be evil, and Jocelyn and Luke's past is revealed to Clary in hopes of triggering her memory of what happened to The Mortal Cup.
7 Major Arcana
Realizing that the Mortal Cup is hidden inside the drawing on Dot's Tarot cards, Clary and Jace break into Luke's precinct where they are hidden.
8 Bad Blood
With word of Alec, Jace and Isabelle's activities with Clary reaching The Clave, a convoy is sent to observe the Lightwoods running the New York Institute. Once The Clave representative arrives, it is clear how much trouble the Lightwoods are in.
9 Rise Up
After the attack, the Institute and The Clave are on high alert and taking no prisoners to get answers. When Lydia makes a harsh call on the Seelies, Jace, Clary and Isabelle take drastic actions to stop what is about to take place.
10 This World Inverted
Meliorn reveals that Clary can locate Valentine by accessing a portal via an alternate dimension.
11 Blood Calls to Blood
After receiving important intel about Valentine from a surprising ally, Clary, Jace, and Luke devise a plan to rescue Jocelyn and to put a stop to Valentine once and for all.
12 Malec
Everyone at The Institute prepares for the wedding of Alec and Lydia. During what should be a time of great celebration for many is far from it as they examine their relationships. Alec's parabatai should be at his side for the event, yet he and Jace are still at odds.
13 Morning Star
After a crippling betrayal, the team scrambles to reclaim the Mortal Cup from Valentine before he can create his own army.
101 Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters
"Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles and a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape.

About this show

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Ratings and reviews

3.67K reviews
A Google user
March 13, 2017
First, the TV story line does not follow the books exactly line by line, and as an adaptation that's what one should expect. The writers kept the essence of the story but took liberties and made changes. No small or large screen production stays 100 percent true to the book. The adaptation to the small screen causes some anticipation and wonder about what will happen next. Second, you can tell the seasoned actors from the newcomers. The characters portrayed by Magnus, Luke and Valentine are well done. You can tell they have been around the block a time or two and portray their characters well. The characters that portray Alex, Isabelle and Simon follow as the second best set of actors. Seasoned yet still learning. Their acting is not over the top or too dramatic. The character Clary overacts most of her scenes. If the directors were aiming for her to play the role of a drama queen with overt feelings of self entitlement they succeeded. She needs to tone down the drama. In a nutshell she could takes cues from Simon. Strictly from an entertainment point of view the show is alright. It's a good way to waste an hour each week. Nothing award worthy, but still fun to watch.
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Anthony Tran
January 17, 2018
The show was moving quite slow and did not move fast enough as other shows on freeform like Stitchers. Freeform needs to fix that problem because at times it gets quiet boring and it seems like the characters are saying stuff over and over again. The show does not even make each episode after the next more interesting as other freeform shows. It seems as though it is just going in circles for a lot of episodes in my case.
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Nicole Young
August 1, 2017
Just because something is not like you expect it to be does not mean it's not good this show is really good I would give this show a 5 star rating any day of the year even if it was everyday I will continue to watch The Shadowhunters until the very last episode and I like the characters that play Jace and clary more than the ones in the movie the series characters are way better than the movie characters. Never let other people tell you what to think just let them help you out sometimes. Just be yourself.😘
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