Sure Jan, sure…
No seriously, I watched this for the plot, because everyone was raving about it before it came out and so I figured surely, this is going to be gud! Despite looking to me like another cash grab fantasy from the get go, I did not see any harm in checking it out! I mean, let’s be honest, there’s a lack of content this year as expected given the state of last year!
So then, now that I have seen it, what of it?
Well, my initial hunch was right on the money! I seriously have almost completely forgotten about it! The only remaining memory is of these two obviously! To tell the truth I was expecting even that much! And I nearly quit before our main girl Alina (Dark Hair) got to the castle, where she would have to meet our other girl Genya (The Red Head)!
I only hang in there because before watching I was actually already into Alina/Inej and so I did not want to quit until at least they met! That obviously did not pan out and thankfully, my sickness did not take over here. I am of course talking about that disease I have that when I ship a couple before I watch the show and they don’t pan out, I never ship any other that actually ends up happening!
Here though when Genya came onto the scene, she was on fire! It was love at first sight! Or should I say ship at first sight! Their chemistry was so good that, look, you can call me a shill all you want but Alina and Genya’s relationship was the fuckin best in this damn season!
It was so good they even milked it when they left their relationship at a cliff-hanger when it turned out that Genya was too loyal to the King which saw them parting ways in tears!
That’s right, there were tears! And look, I already said I don’t remember most of the show but did Alina get that emotional over any other character!! And they only spent a short time together so for her to get that attached…
And as far as I am concerned Genya’s power is most compatible to Alina’s then again, really, Genya’s power is useful to anyone, well, maybe an immortal! And speaking of that power, that scene when Alina was fake assassinated, I really wished that was the real Alina! That could have been a challenging moment for Genya, like, can she actually heal such fatal wounds? If she had not done it before, then the drama would have been for her to push her limits here and maybe even there being a price to pay, like, maybe her losing her ability, either temporally or permanently!
Either way, that was a great moment for drama but of course it was a decoy which makes no sense to me but hey, who am I to question such a beloved story!
Anyway, these two had quite a few moments together that just sent my heart flying! Great, now I feel like keeping it around just to re-watch their scenes and their scenes alone!
Yeah, Alina was a threesome with the Bad Guy and her childhood friend who she ended every damn episode day dreaming about (that shit was annoying!! Is this a goddamn romantic adventure or fantasy!?!) and they tried to push this Palace Alchemist with Genya which left me wondering why the fuck she had been there since she was 11 but had to wait until Alina got here to start pinning! But who am I to argue with this beloved story!
Not that it matters anyway, we shippers live with our own rules which are all variations of THERE IS NO RULES!
And with that, Alina/Genya for S2!