For teens looking for something fresh and new to watch on Netflix, Shadowhunters is a new TV show based on the bestselling fantasy book series: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The series follows Clary Fray, whose life is turned upside down on her eighteenth birthday, after discovering that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - humans born with angelic blood, who protect humanity from demons. After her mother is kidnapped, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery in the Shadow World, along with her best friend Simon, while learning how to hunt demons, under the guidance of the very handsome but mysterious Shadowhunter Jace Wayland.
Here is a beginner's guide to the lingo of Shadowhunters, so you can work out who is who and what is what!
Shadowhunters – Half human, half angel hybrids sometimes referred to as Nephilim. These warriors are responsible for hunting demons, protecting humans and keeping order in the Shadow World.
Downworlders – Half-demonic creatures such as warlocks, werewolves and vampires who live in the Shadow World. They have human souls and live alongside Shadowhunters.
Mundanes – Mere mortals who do not have the ability to see the Shadow World. They are referred to as "Mundies" for short.
The Clave – Collective name for the political body of active Shadowhunters. It is the Clave’s duty to protect the helpless, safeguard humanity, and ward of evil on Earth.
The Accords – Peace negotiations written to maintain order among Shadowhunters and Downworlders.
Runes – Symbols used by Shadowhunters to grant supernatural powers or protection. They can be drawn onto any surface and are often tattooed onto their skin before fighting demons. The older or more experience a Shadowhunter, the more Runes they will have on their body.
Stele - A slim cylindrical wand used by Shadowhunters to draw runes.
Seraph Blade – A slim blunt tube that once activated transforms into a sharp, clear glowing hilt. Each blade is named after an Angel and is activated when the name is called. Shadowhunters use these in battle.
Shadowhunters has a cast of good looking young characters thrown into an exciting fantasy storyline with plenty of action to keep the viewers entertained. It is perfect for a younger audience with a great soundtrack, beautiful visuals and plenty of attitude.
Watch Shadowhunters now on Netflix, with new episodes added weekly.