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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!

  • Matthias and Nina prove that Jack didn't have to die in Titanic after all.

  • Mal found Alina <3

  • Um ... I'm in love with Nina and Matthias. The Whaler Hut, THE WHALER HUT

  • "Thank you for finding me." "Always." awwwwwwwwww

  • "Why does Helena get the crow club?" INEJ HE LOVES YOU!

  • Alina warming her and Mal with her power

  • Matthias and Nina spooning ... MY FREAKING HEART

  • "Oh, I do love a challenge." Oh Jesper, I love you.

  • Kaz and his sleight of hand. *Shivers*

  • "I do like you." Oh Matthias ... we like you too.

  • They are stealing the darklings carriage haha

This episode was interesting, because characters who have been circling each other for the last 6 episodes are now meeting. Alina meets the crows, and is let go by the faithful Inej. The Crows show their smarts by outsmarting the Grisha (and hinting at Jesper's future storyline), and Mal and Alina finally reunite. The only characters that are not yet connected to the main storyline, is Nina and Matthias. As someone who loved this couple in Six of Crows, I was thrilled they kept to the original tale on how they met.

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