What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose


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The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

It is going to be a bit cooler this weekend, the perfect time to bundle up on the couch and catch up on some binge-worthy TV shows.

Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

“Shadow and Bone” is a fantasy show released on Netflix on April 23, 2021. It is based on the New York Times bestselling book series “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo. Though it has the familiar “chosen one” trope, the original worldbuilding and diverse set of characters will suck you in from episode one. 

“Shadow and Bone” follow the main character Alina Starkov, played by Jessie Mei Li, as she navigates through her newfound world after discovering she is Grisha – a person who wields magical powers. The show explores themes of power, friendship and abuse, creating a somewhat relatable story. “Shadow and Bone “wrapped filming season two over the summer. Viewers should expect the second season to appear on Netflix early next year. 

Gossip Girl (HBO Max)

“Gossip Girl” is a teen drama show that ran for six seasons from Sept. 2007 to Dec. 2012. “Gossip Girl” follows a group of privileged teenagers and their lives as rich New Yorkers on the Upper East Side. 

With lots of blackmail, parties and drama, “Gossip Girl” adds an element of mystery. While the main characters go about their daily lives keeping secrets, there’s the infamous blogger who goes by the handle “Gossip Girl” ready to ruin the lives of Manhattan’s elite.

This mysterious “Gossip Girl” seems to be everywhere at all times, making the audience eager to watch the show all the way through, if only to find out if their theories were right about who the culprit is. Though the characters are portrayed as spoiled, selfish teens, each individual character has a complex background, making you love to hate them.