Shadow and Bone

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Magic, monsters, strong women in fresh but violent fantasy.

Netflix Drama 2021

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 14+

S1 E5 Caution

In this episode, two characters meet and immediately engage in a sexual relationship. No nudity, however, the shirtless characters roll apart and breathlessly discuss the quality of their intimate time together before one departs. Other than this one instant, the other episodes we have watched, S1- E1 -E4 , and the rest of this episode 4 remain on par with appropriateness for our 12 year old with themes of mystery, friendship, trust, family, greed, power, adventure, and more.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
8 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Talk With Your Teens

Have read the Grisha Trilogy books-very good/enjoyed/would recommend for teens on up. This review in NO WAY reflects the books just the ADAPTATION on Netflix. Have not read the Six of Crows duology. The adaptation is mixing the 2 book series and they do a great job. That being said the visual display of the story uses images that would be rated R if on the big screen and would have been censored on TV. I have a teen super-fan of the author and they love these characters/watched the show, (I thinking it was fine as I read the trilogy) and then I watched it. Conversations! we had afterwards were: 1. the violent display of fighting/war/blood with knives, and several execution scenes (in the head)/some where they lost a head. 2. Sex/making out by-Jesper (from the Six of Crows book) and another guy (before and after scenes) for a pair of horses. 3. Collar for Alina-more grotesque in adaption than was originally written in book. Understand why they did it that way but visually disturbing. Conversations to have with your teen would be: relationships/violence/disturbing images for them. A side note: it does help to have read the books as there are a lot of fan-favorite moments: cameo of the author and popular quotes within the dialogue. Mal and Alina's relationship is positive and beautiful.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.

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