The Best and Worst Netflix Shows of the Year so Far

“Shadow and Bone” was largely received as a riveting book adaptation.

Jessie Mei Li on “Shadow and Bone.”

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Summary: In a world where an unstoppable dark force spreads, a young woman named Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) discovers that she can summon light. At the same time, a thieving crew is sent on a mission to kidnap the new Sun Summoner. 

Hailed as a fitting adaptation inspired by the book series “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo, the show was a hit with most critics. 

“There’s plenty to like about ‘Shadow and Bone,’ not least its 19th-century Russia-inspired aesthetic, and at eight episodes, it doesn’t overstay its welcome,” Richard Phippen wrote for NME.

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