Well that’s it for the season. And what a lackluster way it was to close things out. No major cliffhangers or characters left in serious jeopardy or dealing with major revelations. These writers know nothing about the art of the season finale. And frankly, I think this whole Jace plot point we did leave things on is kind of stupid. Unless he’s actually playing double agent with his ‘father’, his turn to the dark side might be one of the most nonsensical plot turns this show has had. It doesn’t make a lot of sense and has little emotional heft. His motivation is weak or at least needs more exploration. Jace comes off as a whiny brat more than anything else. I think a lot of that might come from the acting though.
One thing I hope that changes in the new year is that this show finds some consistency. It’s veered wildly from one episode to the next, being entertaining in one episode then the next being painful to watch, riddled with poor performances and spotty writing.
This can be a fun, mindless guilty pleasure if they can find the proper footing. They could start by removing Jace and Clary as the show’s primary couple and not have so much of the action revolve around them and their chemistry free romance. As that is unlikely to happen, they could at least work on making both characters, especially Clary not be so irritating and annoying. Unfortunately, that’s probably unlikely as well.
I am looking forward to plenty of drama and angst from Magnus and Alec. It looks like the fact that Magnus lives forever and Alec doesn’t might be gist for emotional conflict, though Magnus seems to accept that eventually he’ll lose his lovers and tends to live in the moment. Interesting that Alec’s parents primary issue with Magnus isn’t that he’s a man (though that clearly bothers his mother), but that he’s not of their class i.e. a warlock. I think it might be fun if next season, Alec’s parents attempt to hook him up with a guy more of their own choosing.
Overall, even though I still find Matthew Daddario to be stiff in his performances, he and Magnus’s romance (along with just about anything Simon does) to be the most compelling parts of this show. That is what will bring me back for season two.
Okay, I just discovered this show and only watched the last two episodes so you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t know everything. I’m only going to comment on what I watched. I plan to watch the entire love story and comment more fully next week.
I really liked these scenes. The boys are cute together and they do have a sweet chemistry. I loved the scene where they admitted their feelings for each other and shared their first kiss. It had me smiling.
They’re relationship is very innocent, much like first love would be. It was nice that their friends were happy for them. This is 2016 after all. Teens would not be shocked to have gay friends or know gay people dating and what not.
However, with them kissing at every chance they got, I don’t see how they expected to keep their relationship a secret amongst the entire school. And with Tinco’s father a teacher at the school, surely he had to know his dad would find out at some point. Kids gossip and one teacher already knows. It was only a matter of time before his father found out. His father was clearly bothered by seeing his son kissing another boy. Is he upset at having gay son or was he just surprised? It’ll be interesting to see how it develops from here.
But are these kids supposed to be in high school? Seriously? It’s like 90210 where the students have receding hairlines and look like they’re pushing 30. LOL…
Still, it’s all very adorable.
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