When a book franchise has such a fervent fan base as Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, some fans will always complain about any deviation from the source material, even if there is a need to put the books into action. However, Netflix is confident that its Shadow and bone The TV series is so good that no fan could fault it – and does that prove it?
Netflix released a video called “Booktubers React to Shadow and Bone – Don’t Mess This Up”, in which Grisha fans and YouTube book reviews Jananie, Cindy, and Christine watch clips from the show, apparently before the show is released. They help explain some points of the show’s lore and character relationships, and they have a few questions about how Netflix will handle certain story beats, but can they find an element where the streaming service has? in fact spoiled?
No they can’t! They have a few complaints about the Darkling’s character, but these are really the source material’s fault. But in general, they uniformly cover the adaptation with praise, although this is also true of the source material. There’s no world where Netflix has reportedly released a trailer with fans making a legitimate (or illegitimate) complaint about the series, but the video feels really defensive … if not a little hopeless. . Which is odd, because the TV series was very well received – it got 94% audience approval on Rotten tomatoes. Guys, this is good. You did a good job! You don’t have to prove anything to anyone, especially the Grishaverse superfans who are never convinced the show isn’t an abomination, no matter how many other fans believe otherwise.
Netflix has released a few more behind-the-scenes look at the series as well, including this quick peek at how the action scenes are made (with tiny, wacky VFXs accompanying the moves):
And this video, where the actor Ben barnes talks about his character, nasty and asshole rated the Darkling. Barnes is … I’m not sure he is exactly sympathetic the character’s fate, but he clearly sees the humanity inside the terrible and terrible leader of the Grisha.
If you haven’t watched the show, you should. As the Booktubers agree, that’s good! Shadow and boneThe first season of Netflix airs this minute on Netflix.
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