Shadow And Bone
I was Confined to my little room in home isolation and found this series to be top trending on Netflix and thus decided to give it a watch. The series has released only last week and is already India’s top 10. Is the fantasy drama worth your time, Let’s find out?
The series is based on a book of the same name that came out in 2012. It is a pleasantly nice fantasy drama with all the elements of a good story. As this is the first season only, I kept the hopes slow and waited for the mystery to unfold.
The story is about a hypothetical country ‘Ravka’ that is split between two with a magical dark passage called ‘the Fold’. The fold is an evil ground and is possessed by flying monsters who destroy anything that tries to cross it. There are at the moment, two parties trying to cross the same - one for military gains and the other for trade gains. The military has a lady called Alina, an ordinary map maker but can be the savior of all the Ravkans. She is the love of another military guy called Mal and it is their love that keeps you hooked to the story and makes you believe in true love. But no story is complete without a villain and we have the ‘Black Heretic’ as a very charming and convincing villain here. His mannerisms almost disguise his maliciousness. He is a treat to watch.
Though my favorite part of the story is that of the trade people. They are after Alina for a large sum of money and come up with bizarre plans to kidnap her even risking their lives more than once. This trio of Kaz, Jesper, and Inej creates magic on the screen and they also bring some humor to the story.
I absolutely love Jesper and how he lights up the screen with this flamboyance. Many pieces are happening in the series simultaneously, and each of them has its own moments. All and all, I totally enjoyed the series. Most of the parts are quite entertaining with the mystical creatures, captivating secrets, and fascinating characters. Do give this one a watch and thank me later!
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.