Clary’s BFF is wind-up merchant Simon. Clary’s mother Jocelyn carried out a campaign of lies and now they fall apart. Clary learns of the world of the supernatural. Clary is stupid and the seraph blades look like toy lightsabers. The runes look like ringworm and there is reckless malice.
The shadowhunters have relentless sass. Luke is humourless. Clary is vacuity and bad choices. This was mildly pleasurable but it had no oaken richness. Jace is all benign menace. Bane is all dark imaginative power. Clary is profoundly confused and has a tone of incomprehension. Jocelyn has implacable and powerful enemies. The fights are badly choreographed. There is no panache or imagination as Clary meets Jace and plunges into the world of the shadowhunters who fight evil.
The Circle seem to be Valentine’s cadre of baddies. Clary feels forsaken and disliked. Valentine hangs out in Chernobyl and is the source of all social evil. There is not a hell of a lot of subtlety here. Alec whines and this was okay.
Valentine has grasping avarice and no sepulchral glamour of evil. This was not sufficiently challenging. Clary wants grunty sex with Jace. Isabelle takes callous enjoyment in being mean. This was unserious. Simon is vituperous. Alec is self-assured seriousness. Bane the warlock prances and engages in atrocious behaviour. The Silent Brothers lurk. Simon is both jealous and desiring. Clary does dull surprise acting. SHUT UP Simon, with your ill-informed comments. There are more unnecessary complications. Dot the warlock is an idiot. This was mmmmm.
“The night children.”
“Animated sack of meat.”
“Frame a narrative.”
“An overly involved process if you ask me.”
“I won’t offer again.”
“Pretty boy, get your team ready.”
“Does he normally just lay like that without moving?”
Tacky jewels are worn. Jackie makes it all her own personal narrative. Joan (Kristen Hager of ’Gotham’) does silent lurking. This was full of various actors I hope never to see again. Jackie is apparently charming. The Kennedys witter on about some idealised future they are supposed to create. Perry can’t act. Christina Onassis sneers. This has a fug of desperation. Jackie does defiant shrugs, Ted is not an affable rogue and this was marginally less rubbish than expected. Is any of the Kennedy foundation myth true? Ted goes to Chappaquiddick; drink drives and leaves an intern to die in a sinking car. The fate of the intern is horrific, Ted shrugs it off. Ted isn’t even semi-apologetic for what he did. People should be incensed at Ted and his terrible treatment of women.
“How local it isn’t.”
“How many times is repeatedly?”
“Only sober 20 minutes a day.”
“Ted and scotch.”
“I’m finished with this. All if it.”
“You don’t have to.”
“I’ve nothing to wear.”
“It’ll never be more than this.”
“I dreamed things that never were and say: why not?”
“They’ll take what they can get.”
“It’s what Kennedys do.”
“When do I get included in all this?”
“We’re not like other families.”
“Let it stay buried with them.”
“I’ll get it all back for us.”
“You owe us!”
He has considered responses and thinks he’ll be ultimately beneficial. His fixers are disdainful toward the dead girl. They have non-critical loyalty. Even a priest is in with the Kenendys to protect Ted. This is an unsparing depiction of narcissists. Jackie whines and the sneering Ethel goes along with the Kennedy cult. Ari turns on Jackie after his son’s death. Ted rants about health care. There are time skips. JFK Jnr whines and Ari dies and the Onassis’ vanish. Did JFK Jnr care at all about his stepfather?
Jackie dies after a prolonged bout of tantruming and saintly invalid acting and John Jnr unwisely marries. Jackie admitted she lied about Camelot. John Jnr shrugs that off and goes flying. Okay.
“Belongs to the men now.”
“How dare you be associated with this?”
“Be a Kennedy wife and raise Kennedy children.”
“I want to feel valued.”
“A pretty story to wrap it in.”
“Overblown and melodramatic.”