The cliche YA tropes of Alina's storyline really retract from the ingenuity of Kaz & Inej's storyline.
“Me? I’m just a nobody, a shy girl, nobody notices me, I listen to alt music (billie eilish), wear flannels and converse (dr martens too), but it turns out I’m also the most powerful and beautiful girlie in the whole planet and every man wants me and every woman envies me” 2021’s Bella Swan, I hate that trope so much!!! I haven’t watch many fantasy shows recently but the last I’ve watched even tho there was some ingenuity to the lead girlie, she was also a little bit less Jughead like, I think the last fantasy show I watched was Shadowhunters and Clarie was also new to the fantasy world but was a little more confident? (Not a great comparison cause that show was bad, but my point is less bella swan vibes and more alice or rosalie vibes!)And I also feel like this Mal guy is holding her back, like why would you want to prevent your friend for living her best life at a palace? Let her be! Inej is my fave character so far!
I expected the Little Palace to be a lot more whimsical and fairy-tale like. Where were the wooden walls and carvings of flowers, vines and birds?
This show is way too dark sometimes with HDR on.
Jesper managed to become my fav again in 2 episodes. I find the SoC bits more dynamic, funny and interesting than the S&B storyline. I don't know how much it is due to my preference for the duology. The main characters actors are great, but Kit Young atm is my favourite. I have to say that atm Jessie Mei Li gives more dynamism to Alina and I hope Ben Barnes will manage to make the Darkling deeper and more interesting than the books character, but for now we haven't see much of him, yet.
More good setup but a wee bit rough around the edges. Very good fight choreography though
Oh my gods, that shadow summoning entrance was incredible. I was practically whining watching that.Somehow missed how Brekker suddenly knows about Alina though? How did that happen?