Why is Netflix still the winner when it comes to the best among the sea of streaming platforms out there? Well, it’s because when it comes to serving quality content, there is no one better than Netflix. And the digital wonder has presented yet another fantasy show, Shadow & Bone, that has received pretty rave reviews so far and is already the most-watched title on the platform.
Based on the first novel in a trilogy series by author Leigh Bardugo, the brand new series, Shadow & Bone, consists of eight amazing, action-packed episodes that are more than enough to transport you to a different world altogether and judging by its constant success on Netflix, it has been an instant favorite of the viewers. But that’s not all as the new fantasy series has been a hot favorite of the critics too!
Shadow &Bone currently holds a high approval rating of 89% on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes where it has been pegged as an exciting adventure for fans of the books. But even if you have never read the books, be ready to fall in love with everything from the “gorgeous costumes to impressive—if intimidating—world-building.”
Many have already predicted that Shadow & Bone is going to bring in a massive fan base for Netflix in the same way Game of Thrones had for HBO. Judging by the early reviews the series has received and how exquisitely it has gone about creating a wonderful world of complex characters, these predictions have every possibility of being right on point.
Shadow & Bone has also been praised for paying extra attention to bringing about a grand fantasy world to life through an exclusively detailed array of costumes. But while the series has been particular about its wardrobe, it has not hesitated to recreate the characters from the book and has given them rich storylines, thus ensuring that the viewers are truly invested in every ones’ story and arc.
The cast of Shadow & Bone has also been praised for its talented roster of actors that have made the first season of the series the stellar success it is. Freddy Carter, who plays Kaz Brekker, leader of the Dregs, is now a trending star on social media as viewers have been beyond impressed with the actor in the Netflix show and are already demanding an Oscar for the star.
Shadow & Bone is set in a war-torn world and focuses on the story of an orphan, Alina Starkov who poses unique and extraordinary powers. When she exhibits the same, she is whisked away to learn how to become a part of the Grisha, an elite army of magical soldiers as the deadly Shadow Fold is inches away from unleashing its chaos. But even as she trains, she discovers that she can’t trust everyone and nothing is as it seems. How she finds her way to realize her potential and saves her country is what Season One of the series is all about.
Shadow & Bone’s star cast includes Jessie Mei Li as protagonist Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux as Malyen “Mal” Oretsev, and Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, Amita Suman ss Inej Ghafa, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, and Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar.