Monday, April 19, 2021


The series hits Netflix April 23rd, next week!
Oh, sing me a sad song, spylings, the spring landscapes on the small screens have been such a tragic wasteland so far! Out of new epic shows we only had Leonardo which started this Friday and then the only next one is arriving next week: SHADOW AND BONE series, based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo hits Netflix April 23rd. As Bardugo described herself - the series takes place in a very different kind of fantasy world. Think Imperial Russia, not Medieval
Lead character Alina Starkov reveals she has special powers
England, repeating rifles instead of broadswords. Of course with the cast that looks as bland as the one from Twilight, and female lead charismatic as much as a lukewarm mash potato, don't raise your hopes too high!
 will see the story adapting two overlapping series in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse: Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. The eight episode series will, however, differ massively from those two sagas as they had to somehow
Judging by the photos the only plus in the series are the costumes
connect the characters in them within one TV show. The story is set in a world that is split in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh. The protagonist is Alina Starkov, a young
The series will consist of eight hourlong episodes in the first season
soldier and a citizen of the Russia inspired Kingdom of Ravka. She unexpectedly uncovers a power that might save her best friend and finally unite her country. As she starts to hone it, dangerous forces unite against her
Ben Barnes is General Kirigan the head of kingdom's magical elite army
and only General Kirigan seems to be willing to help. Thugs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
With Eric Heisserer as the showrunner, the cast of the series, which managed to wrap its production over in Hungary back in February before the general lockdown, includes (it is strange that the producers have not find it
The series is based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels
convenient to put Russian actors in the cast but they did put Asian and black actors in a Russia inspired story): Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Ben
Our dear Luke Pasqualino will be the eye candy of the show
Barnes as General Kirigan aka The Darkling, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker aka Dirtyhands, Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, Kit Young as Jesper
A lethal heartrender and spy Nina Zenik and witch hunter Matthias Helvar
Fahey, Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky,
Costumes in the series are inspired by Imperial Russia
Daisy Head as Genya Safin, Julian Kostov as Fedyor Kaminsky, Zoë Wanamaker as Baghra, Kevin Eldon as The Apparat, Luke Pasqualino as
Tom Weston Jones is General Zlatan of West Ravka (left)
David Kostyk, Jasmine Blackborow as Marie, Gabrielle Brooks as Nadia Zhabin. Our beloved Tom Weston Jones plays a very important character of general Zlatan.


Unknown said...

I'm sure this will be one of the greatest Netflix shows ever. Can't wait to see Luke Pasqualino as David Kostyk

DEZMOND said...

He is one of the very few cast members we actually like.

Angie's Recipes said...

Don't know any of actors here...I guess I am just out.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love your descriptions of performers: "female lead charismatic as much as a lukewarm mash potato" LOL! I think I said it when you first posted about this one, it just doesn't do anything for me. I think it was the deer teaser that you said was majestic but I was like, nah, I'll pass. If it does turn out to be worthy of a watch, shoot me a Facebook message and let me know. Otherwise, I'm gonna skip this one altogether.

DEZMOND said...

I just can wrap my head around how bleh the lead actress is, even on these photos above she looks so boring and lacking in any trace of charisma. I just don't understand how she was cast. I will give it a go as there is really nothing else to watch but I don't expect much.

DEZMOND said...

You've probably seen Ben Barnes in Westworld and Luke Pasqualino in Musketeers.

Jax said...

I'm too busy CRACKING up at the lukewarm mashed potato to carry on about anything else. LOL I never saw twilight b/c of the cast so I don't plan on seeing this one either.

DEZMOND said...

I will tell you if you're missing out on anything by not watching as I plan to give it a tentative go.

Mary Kirkland said...

A lukewarm mashed potato, eh? LOL

DEZMOND said...

Isn't she just?

bread&salt said...

I dont think that this film and its female lead (a lukewarm mashed potato ☺) is popular on netflix!

DEZMOND said...

It might become popular when it start streaming on Friday! Those books have so much fans for some reason.

Unknown said...

The cast and the Lukewarm Mashed Potato and the show are all getting nice reviews. Rotten Tomatoes score is 94% atm.

DEZMOND said...

Good for them!