Tuesday, May 25, 2021

TV Shows - October 2020 - April 2021(Part 1)

It might have been a while since I've done an update on the shows I've been watching, but I have been experiencing a real mix of things on television. Since I was only really watching one thing at a time, I didn't really have enough to do monthly updates, and then after that I didn't really know where to start! So over the next while I'll give you some mini-reviews on what I've been viewing so that we can get all caught up.


Bridgerton - Season 1

I devoured Bridgerton. Did I like it? Absolutely. Do I think it was good? No, no I don't. But it was fun, and addictive, and I definitely recommend it if you need a distraction from real life for several hours. Just...don't have any expectations about historical accuracy or anything (think The CW's Reign), or you will instantly hate it.


The Spanish Princess - Season 1

I loved this. I have an absolute obsession with Tudor history, and a particular adoration of Elizabeth I and Catherine of Aragon. So, a show diving right in on Catherine and the tumultuous time between her journey to England and marriage to Henry VIII? I was excited, but also feeling very cautious. I think they did a brilliant job with it - keeping both to her character and Henry's, and also keeping it feeling historically accurate. I'm really looking forward to watching the next season.


Shadow and Bone - Season 1

I forced myself to not finish this in two days, and pushed it to three - just barely. I loved this one, I really did. Never having read the books, I didn't have any expectations, and I really can't speak to its accuracy, but it had me hooked pretty fast. I know a few people who hadn't read the books either and couldn't get into this one, but I haven't talked to too many about it yet. It was a really good combo of fantasy, action, and romance for me, and I found myself rooting for multiple different characters on their journeys. It did just take a few episodes to get the storylines straight, so it will be interesting to see what I missed when I end up re-watching it.

If you've watched any of these, let me know what you thought! I haven't read Shadow & Bone or Six of Crows, but I hope to eventually - do you like the changes to the stories? If you've read any of the Bridgerton novels, how do you feel the show compares?


  1. I'm really curious about the Grishaverse so I need to sit down and binge some Shadow and Bone. :)

  2. I'm glad you loved Shadow and Bone! I'm sure you know that I loved it too lol. I have read both series and I think the changes the show made to combine the two worlds was excellent. I loved seeing Alina and the Crows interact, which is something we don't get in the books.

    1. Awesome! I'm glad to hear that you liked how they integrated them. The books have been on my list for a stupidly long time, and I'm now hoping to get to them sooner rather than later.

  3. Okay I definitely need to give Shadow and Bone a go! I read the books, but what seems like eons ago hah, but everyone has been raving about it, so yep, I am in! Glad you enjoyed all of these!

    1. I'm glad we've convinced you ;) Let me know what you think. I'm interested to hear both from people who have read the books and not, and since it's not as fresh in your mind, I'm very curious to see how you'll find certain aspects of it.