For the Best of 2021 performances, each person in this category did something unforgettable, something indescribable, and left us in awe.
Bridgerton has done an incredible job of paving the road for future romance adaptations and reevaluating the importance of both inclusivity and happy endings. Romance is not and should have … Continue Reading Actors Who Understand the Assignment: Celebrating Romance on TV
“No Mourners” concludes Shadow and Bone’s first season almost as we’d expect it, a little rushed in its climax, but it gives us incredible moments of character development, so you’ll hear no … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×08 “No Mourners” Review
Kaz Brekker didn’t need a reason, but he always has plenty—meticulously crafted plans, a purpose for everything, and tremendous heart.
As far as season penultimate episodes go, “The Unsea” is easily on my list of favorites. It isn’t flawless by any means, but it’s a magical showcase of vulnerability while … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×07 “The Unsea” Review
“The Heart is an Arrow” and humanity is so often complex in the same way that it is striking. Shadow and Bone’s sixth episode gives us reunions and answers—it leaves us with … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×06 “The Heart is an Arrow” Review
Scene Breakdown: The Bastard of the Barrel Escapes from the Shadows: An Ode to Agency in ‘Shadow and Bone’
Of all the confrontations that fans of Shadow and Bone had been waiting for, this was one of them, and though a shorter scene than a lot of others, what’s … Continue Reading Scene Breakdown: The Bastard of the Barrel Escapes from the Shadows: An Ode to Agency in ‘Shadow and Bone’
“Show Me Who You Are” is one explosive, nuanced title for the amount of stuff that erupts in this episode and just how much we start to see through these … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×05 “Show Me Who You Are” Review
What is the heart of the world in this universe? What “making” are we talking about? The Fold? Heartrenders? The chemistry between everyone on this show? I don’t know, I … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×03 “The Making at the Heart of the World” Review
When Inej gives Kaz her knives in Shadow and Bone‘s “Otkazat’sya,” it serves as a rather obvious showcase of trust. Trust is a convoluted spectacle at times, a labyrinth of … Continue Reading Scene Breakdown: Knives, Trust, and Loyalty in Shadow and Bone’s “Otkazat’sya”
“We’re All Someone’s Monster” opens up with a flashback to Mal and Alina’s Grisha test indicating that they ran and hid because Alina didn’t want to be separated from him … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×02 “We’re All Someone’s Monster” Review
Scene Breakdown: A Moment of Vulnerability in Shadow and Bone’s “The Unsea” Between Inej Ghafa and Kaz Brekker
“Crows don’t just remember the faces of people who wronged them. They also remember those who were kind. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch … Continue Reading Scene Breakdown: A Moment of Vulnerability in Shadow and Bone’s “The Unsea” Between Inej Ghafa and Kaz Brekker
Welcome to the Shadow Fold, Grishaverse. The time is now, the day is here, and we’ve got a lot to breakdown with Shadow and Bone’s first episode,”A Searing Burst of … Continue Reading Shadow and Bone 1×01 “A Searing Burst of Light” Review
Personally speaking, fantasy isn’t always an easy series to dive into–especially these days when it feels like almost all TV series have ventured into subverting expectations as opposed to telling … Continue Reading Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ is Moving, Enticing, and the Next Best Thing in Fantasy