The Netflix series follows Alina Starkov an orphan mapmaker who deals with life in a war-torn world terrified by an ominous force known as “The Fold”. It also explored an incredible friendship and romance with Malyn Oretsez.
Shadow and Bone is the movie adaptation of the book “The Crows of Ketterdam”. Just like Bridgerton, the Witcher, and other series, the book-to-tv adaptation found major success on Netflix. Running two successful seasons.
Malyn Oretsez, Mal for short was placed in her path to help her take down the fold. The Fold is a large cloud of smoke that divided the country into two. People avoid crossing the fold since not many can make the journey through.
However, there is hope and a myth that a Grisha, an individual with special abilities, could be powerful enough to get rid of The Fold. This Grisha, who people refer to as the Sun Summoner, is a myth that has given the people of this war-torn world hope.
The first 8 episodes of season one premiered on 23rd April 2021. After enjoying a wide range of success, season two was approved. The second season premiered on March 16 2023, two years after the series debuted.
Ultimately, both seasons offer a well-adapted story full of incredible characters and gorgeous sets and costume designs. Many of the locations throughout the book series were excellently recreated for the show.
Many Critics stated that even though the story sets up numerous characters with various storylines and several world-building elements, they felt rushed as the series progressed.
Each episode bounced around between four different storylines, with all of them converging towards the end of the series. It would have made things simpler had the Crows been given their series while still taking place within the main story of Shadow and Bone.
However, it’s obvious as to whose story this is since Alina is at the centre of both plots. I thoroughly enjoyed watching both seasons. Did you watch the show? tell us your View Let’s Talk!