*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*
There's nothing I love quite like a good fantasy series. When I was little, family members would have to dodge the pointy sticks I waved around when I pretended they were magic wands from the world of Harry Potter. On trips to the local pool, I played games with friends where we pretended we were monsters from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Even as an adult, I found myself pulled into shows like Game of Thrones, where supernatural themes reign supreme.
So, when I heard that Netflix was adapting the popular Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo into a new television series titled Shadow and Bone, I was highly intrigued. Although I had not read the source material, I was eager to see if Netflix would be providing my newest fantasy obsession.
As it turns out, I wasn't the only one looking forward to the show. When the eight episodes premiered this past Friday, the series quickly jumped to the #1 spot on the streaming site and has stayed there ever since. So, the question remains: Is Shadow and Bone worth the hype? Let's just say, it did not disappoint.