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Shadow and Bone - Netflix - April

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24 minutes ago, Fury Resurrected said:

I don’t necessarily disagree, but for what it’s worth- Kaz *is* hot, in my opinion. He’s played by an actor of a physical type I am into (very pale, skinny, weird, cheekbones). He’s dressed very well. Frankly, this show is brimming with eye candy for male attracted people.

Oh, yes. I was more speaking to the fact that there's this tropey aspect of the character that all the women are swooning over him. They cast correctly! (Though Linda was more interested in Ben Barnes, she tells me.)

3 minutes ago, mormont said:

It's fine though. I have Amita Suman to look at. ;)

She is very striking, agreed.

It's a really good looking cast, but without having them seem cookie-cutter -- lots of different kinds of handsome/beautiful, which is nice to see.

 

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18 minutes ago, Ran said:

Oh, yes. I was more speaking to the fact that there's this tropey aspect of the character that all the women are swooning over him. They cast correctly! (Though Linda was more interested in Ben Barnes, she tells me.)

She is very striking, agreed.

It's a really good looking cast, but without having them seem cookie-cutter -- lots of different kinds of handsome/beautiful, which is nice to see.

 

I kinda liked how Alina and Mal are pretty objectively the least attractive of the cast, which is filled with fabulously attractive people

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1 hour ago, Fury Resurrected said:

I kinda liked how Alina and Mal are pretty objectively the least attractive of the cast, which is filled with fabulously attractive people

Mal is very attractive. I don't know if that's "objective" or "subjective".

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7 minutes ago, Annara Snow said:

Mal is very attractive. I don't know if that's "objective" or "subjective".

Never said he wasn’t, just that those two are within the realms of normal person attractive where the rest of the cast are inhumanly good looking

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5 minutes ago, Fury Resurrected said:

Never said he wasn’t, just that those two are within the realms of normal person attractive where the rest of the cast are inhumanly good looking

That's a matter of taste.

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7 hours ago, Fury Resurrected said:

I kinda liked how Alina and Mal are pretty objectively the least attractive of the cast, which is filled with fabulously attractive people

Yeah I'm going to disagree on Jessie, she's utterly gorgeous as well. I think we can just say this show is not short on eye candy full stop lol. But also... Whoops quoted the wrong post and can't delete on my phone sorry

5 hours ago, Fury Resurrected said:

 

 

7 hours ago, Ran said:

It's a really good looking cast, but without having them seem cookie-cutter -- lots of different kinds of handsome/beautiful, which is nice to see.

Agreed with this as well, even Daisy Head as Genya had a really unusual and striking look while being gorgeous rather than the more conventional beautiful look. And if I were male attracted Kit has got something going on.

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For those who read the books, does this season basically cover book one? 

I've been having trouble getting my boys (13 & 15) to read much these days past Percy Jackson (they enjoyed Harry Potter and a few other YA books, but are not showing much interest in reading). Is the series something they'd enjoy post-show? After finishing the show, my wife is interested in reading ahead of the show. I'm hoping the boys will be motivated as well. 

Back on topic: I enjoyed the show, though it did feel CW-ish. Not just the level of good looks on screen, but the modernish way they acted.

Agreed on the Nina/Mattias subplot kind of dragging. I know it's just so they all end up where they do at the end (which felt... convenient). The Crows Club were by far the most interesting group. I'd enjoy a spin off series with their antics (which I guess there's a book duology which covers this?) more than the A plot, but I'm still interested in season 2. 

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5 hours ago, Myrddin said:

For those who read the books, does this season basically cover book one? 

I've been having trouble getting my boys (13 & 15) to read much these days past Percy Jackson (they enjoyed Harry Potter and a few other YA books, but are not showing much interest in reading). Is the series something they'd enjoy post-show? After finishing the show, my wife is interested in reading ahead of the show. I'm hoping the boys will be motivated as well. 

Back on topic: I enjoyed the show, though it did feel CW-ish. Not just the level of good looks on screen, but the modernish way they acted.

Agreed on the Nina/Mattias subplot kind of dragging. I know it's just so they all end up where they do at the end (which felt... convenient). The Crows Club were by far the most interesting group. I'd enjoy a spin off series with their antics (which I guess there's a book duology which covers this?) more than the A plot, but I'm still interested in season 2. 

Yes, the TV show's first season covers Book 1 of the Grisha Trilogy and acts as a prequel to Six of Crows.

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1 hour ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

I’m up to episode 7.  I still don’t understand why the Darkling is attractive to people (the character not the actor).  The character is a manipulative asshole.  

You aren't the YA readers/audience.  This ain't about you or for you.  You don't even exist when it comes to that demo. :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Zorral said:

You aren't the YA readers/audience.  This ain't about you or for you.  You don't even exist when it comes to that demo. :rofl:

The Darkling isn’t a manipulative asshole, YA readers like manipulative asshole’s, or something else?

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3 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

I’m up to episode 7.  I still don’t understand why the Darkling is attractive to people (the character not the actor).  The character is a manipulative asshole.  

The Darkling only really seems attractive to other Grisha. He is clearly held in a mix of fear and contempt by others - which makes sense given his power. The Grisha are attracted to him for his power and because he has worked at protecting them, as far as they are aware.

Also, the whole thing of being manipulative is that outwardly that's not what you appear to be, otherwise you'd not be great at the manipulation.

1 hour ago, Zorral said:

You aren't the YA readers/audience.  This ain't about you or for you.  You don't even exist when it comes to that demo. :rofl:

Well this clearly isn't for you either so I don't know why you continue to comment. Did you actually watch the show? There are clearly plenty of people in this thread who enjoyed the show.

The contempt for the YA readers/audience implied by your post is also pretty gross, as if they are lesser than because of a genre they enjoy. So you don't like the genre, don't be so dismissive of those who do

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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Did you actually watch the show?

Yup.

:rofl:

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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

contempt for the YA readers/audience implied by your post is also pretty gross,

Nope.  It's an attempt to express that what some audiences want are not what other audiences want.  Your perception is your perception as much as mine is mine.  :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

The Darkling isn’t a manipulative asshole, YA readers like manipulative asshole’s, or something else?

Wait, you said he was a manipulative asshole, and asked why do people like him.  What's going on here? :rofl:Round and round we go and where we land nobody knows! 

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On 5/1/2021 at 1:51 AM, HelenaExMachina said:

I think Ran mentioned Inej killing the brother, the sister knowing that somehow

I thought that was because she saw Inej with the twin of the distinct dagger that was left in her brother?

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