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'Shadowhunters' roundtable: Boy toys & suitors

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Of Men and Angels” | Aired Feb 9, 2016

Each week, EW Community Contributors Terri Clark and Zakiya Jamal, both passionate fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, will discuss the newest episode of Shadowhunters.

SPOILER ALERT: There are minimal spoilers from the books. Read at your own risk. If you have NOT read the books, what are you waiting for? Nothing, and we mean NOTHING, beats them!

Zakiya: Luke is so in love with Jocelyn. It’s so heartbreaking.

Terri: I kept getting distracted with their thick, fire engine–red marks. It looked like the make-up department glued yarn to the side of their necks. Weirdness.

Zakiya: Yeah, I’m not a big fan of the Circle marks. Why did they literally have to be circles?

Zakiya: I’m sorry, but I do not like TV Maryse. I wasn’t a big fan of hers in the books, but I think I liked her a smidge better in the novels.

Terri: I just have this insane urge to slap her.

Zakiya: It’s not insane. I feel that urge too. Also, Jace and Simon teaming up? This is not going to end well.

Terri: Alert, alert! Testosterone overload.

Zakiya: This whole episode was testosterone, basically.

Zakiya: Max! He’s so adorable. I can’t. All the feels. I’m crying.

Terri: His shrug as he exited was too cute. Mostly I found myself bedazzled by Alec’s mile-wide smile of happiness and the adoring way he looked at him. I’m so smitten.

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Zakiya: Magnus referred to Jace and Simon as Clary’s “boy toys” and “suitors” within the span of five minutes. I love it.

Terri: I giggled when he called her Biscuit. And is it me, or did he have salon-fresh blonde highlights? He was looking much lighter and brighter to me.

Zakiya: Yeah he definitely looked more done-up in this episode. Slay Magnus, slay!

Zakiya: Oh snap. Simon just put a knife to Jace’s throat. This is not a game anymore. Simon’s got vampire fury.

Terri: Da-amn! They were both marking their territory, or should I say Claritory, weren’t they? I loved that whole heated exchange. Hot!

Zakiya: Alec is such a mama’s boy. It’s very cute.

Terri: Yeah, but seeing the obvious love between them only made me that much more infuriated on her daughter’s behalf. Clearly Maryse is capable of love, so what’s her ish with Izzy?

Zakiya: I don’t remember if this was in the books or not, but Maryse clearly looks down on Izzy for using her sexuality to her advantage, especially with Downworlders. It seems a little sexist since she shows a lot of love to Jace too, and he’s a huge flirt.

Terri: I wonder if it isn’t because Maryse sees so much of her former self in Izzy.

Terri: Did anyone else think of Hitler the way Magnus was talking about Valentine?

Zakiya: Hitler, Stalin … Donald Trump. Valentine shares qualities with all of them.

Terri: The Trump thing made me snort-laugh. Thank you for that.

Zakiya: Did Papa Lightwood really just give Izzy a cookbook? Is he trying to say she should be a wife? Oh my God I think he is. It’s arranged-marriage time! I feel it.

Terri: His love of Izzy is obvious, but both parents seem far too manipulative of their children. He wants something! And if your hunch is correct, we know exactly what.

Zakiya: Is it just me, or is young Valentine kind of hot?

Terri: I prefer young Luke. As Magnus fills Clary in on this background info I’m admiring his totally on fleek guyliner?

Zakiya: Well this arranged-marriage plot is 100 percent new. However, I don’t hate it because bad boy Alec has arrived, and I love it!

Terri: Def like his “screw it” attitude. I can’t believe it’s HIM that they’re trying to marry off.

Zakiya: “Take what you need.” And then the whole fandom died of happiness because the Malec ship has officially sailed.

Terri: Loved when Alec held him and asked if he was okay and then Magnus looked up at him like “with you here, I’m perfect.”

Zakiya: Yes! All the feels.

Terri: Hullo, are we not going to talk about that moment between Jace and Clary? There was touching and deep gazes and sparks. Finally some chemistry, and their most romantic moment to date. Much to Simon’s pain.

Zakiya: This episode was all about the ships. All we needed was a nice Sizzy moment, and this would’ve been perfect. Maybe next episode.

Zakiya: Demon blood is like Shadowhunters’ heroin. It’ll mess you up and turn you into a psychopath.

Terri: No doubt. As Luke was relating this story, I kept laughing at how ridiculous he looked in Magnus’s red-room boudoir.

Zakiya: Honestly, the fight scenes in this episode aren’t half bad. I like it.

Terri: Agreed. And the speed run wasn’t half bad either. They didn’t look quite so weeble-wobble.

Zakiya: Well this is the most covered Izzy has been so far this season. Times are a changing.

Terri: She looked stunning! But how sad for her that she had to break up with Meliorn.

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Zakiya: Honestly, I don’t feel too bad about that. I may be remembering this wrong, but I’m pretty sure he’s a bad dude.

Zakiya: There’s so much Malec in this episode! I love every bit of it. I need more of it.

Malec! Yess!

Terri: Me too! Hard as I was on Harry Shum at the beginning, I have to say he handled these scenes beautifully. Such great, tender emotion for Alec. Much love!

Zakiya: Okay, I’m hooked now. I’m on the Shadowhunters train. This episode was fantastic.

Terri: Yup, best episode to date. I want more. More vampire Simon. More Malec. More Clace. More Sizzy. The only thing I want less of is Emeraude’s accent which made an unfortunate return. That aside, I’m invested.

What did you guys think? Did this episode have your fave ship moment to date? Are you as invested as we are? Share your comments below and we’ll get back to you. The more conversation the better!

Shadowhunters airs Tuesdays at 9/8C on Freeform (formerly ABC Family).

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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