“Shadow and Bone” Season 2 Review: Kirigan’s Return


Shadow and Bone season two was the perfect conclusion to season one, and it set the stage for season three beautifully. PHOTO//Netflix

Rowan Edmonds, Managing Editor

*Contains spoilers for season one of “Shadow and Bone”*

“Shadow and Bone” season two was released Mar. 16, and it picks up pretty much exactly where season one left off – Alina (Jessie Mei Li) and Mal (Archie Renaux) are on the run, Kaz Brekker (Freddie Carter) and his crew is back in Ketterdam and Matthias (Calahan Skogman) is on his way to his new home in jail (tear). 

All is going well at first, aside from Alina’s nightmares and Kaz’s sworn enemy getting up to no good. But, of course, nothing can stay peaceful for our protagonists for long. As shown at the end of season one, General Kirigan (Ben Barns) is alive and ready to bring everything down. Chaos ensues this season as we follow our favorite characters as they try to find every way possible to stop Kirigan and his army, bring down the fold and set everything right. We follow the characters we fell in love with during season one and are introduced to many more. As a lover of the original book series, I was air-punching with joy (looking at you, Nikolai and Wylan). 

Season two of “Shadow and Bone” keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with new and old love, loss, action-packed fight scenes, and Jesper’s (Kit Young) sense of humor we all know and love. If you haven’t watched season one yet but are looking for a new show to binge and love fantasy, this is the show for you. As for those of you who have seen season one but not season two yet… what are you doing? Watch “Shadow and Bone” on Netflix today.