Netflix's Shadow & Bone Episodes 5 & 6 Reviews

Just a reminder:

Star system for book to film adaptions:

1st star - The Story - Does it stay true to the books?

2nd star - Acting - Casting and Chemistry between actors

3rd star - Cinematography - Was it shot well? Do any shots add more to the story?

4th star - CGI/Costuming/Props - Did they bring the book to life? Is it how you imagined?

5th star - Binge-Worthy?



Show Me Who You Are

Genya's warning to Alina about powerful men

  • Inej scolding Jesper for not doing his job, and flirting with the stable boy instead

  • Mal volunteering to tell the darkling he found the stag

  • Loved the it was Alina who kisses the Darkling, and not the other way around

  • Um ... Jesper and the stable hand ... hot. And HUGE props for the first sex scene in the show being between two men. Diversity <3

  • Zoya - "She's Suli." Yeah she is!

  • "You looked like you needed saving."

  • Inej seeing Alina summoning the sun

  • Mal kicking ass

  • I don't care. Alina and the Darkling's make out was hot.

  • Bagra showing Alina her powers

  • "Unlike a spider, I only need one good leg" and INEJ SAVING KAZ AND THAT LOOK

  • Alina climbing into the crows carriage haha

I really enjoyed this episode. It was fast paced, yet still fun. The Crows storyline feels natural, and as if they were always a part of Shadow & Bone. And so much romance. Alina flirting and making out with the Darkling, that look between Inej and Kaz, after Inej killed that man saving Kaz's life, and Jesper and the nameless stable boy. All in all, a solid episode



The Heart is an Arrow

  • We get to see the Darklings dark side

  • They didn't change Nina's character after all! She is a soldier!