The Witcher on Netflix. Anyone planning on watching?

Haggis

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I loved the last game, and like millions of other players, the world and the characters left a strong impression on me. If they do it right, this could be a tremendous series. Plenty of blood and guts, monster-hunting, political intrigue, shifting alliances, and boobs.

Eight episodes on Netflix, released all at once in a couple of days. Apparently they have already ordered Season 2, so they are confident.

Anyone plan to watch? Interested to see if anyone who never played the games has seen anything about this, or if they will get into this.

The game was full of some of the most stunning and atmospheric landscapes and visuals I've ever seen, hopefully they capture some of that grim visual magic in the show.




Anyone else getting hyped for this?

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A definite from me, never saw much of the promo stuff for this but I enjoy the Witcher stuff enough for it to be an insta-watch... hopefully they don't fuck it up.
 
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looks way to diversified for me. Fucking books were set in an eastern europeon fantasy stting. Call me a proper cunt, but it looks so shoe horned in to me. Saying that will give it a go, like henry, and trailer looks ok.
 
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I don't watch much TV outside of sport but I will give this a go.

Still churning through the last game, (I rarely get time to play), but not fussed about spoilers.

The missus doesn't usually like this kind of thing, but she got into game of thrones, and I might be able to entice her with the prospect of Cavill and Yennifer getting down to business on a stuffed horse.
 
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Never played the game as I don't have the time to play video games, but this looks good, with GOT finished there's a gap in the market for people looking for a GOT replacement. Not sure if this will be the show to do it, will it be as character driven or have a quality plot and story to go with the monsters, sex and violence? I suspect it might be a little to fantasy to have the same level of appeal as GOT.

Promo's look good though and Cavil's character looks like a badass. This might do until the Wheel of Time show gets released or the GOT spin off.
 
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Probably give it a go yeah. Never got round to playing the games although they were always on my list.
 
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I'll watch it. And I'll probably enjoy it but the fact they PC'd a medieval Eastern European derived source leaves a really sour taste in my mouth.

I'm surprised they let Geralt use his blonde hair tbh Nd didn't cry about Aryan patriarchy portrayal.......but then again this could be a show were the woman shows Geralt how to win!!
 

Haggis

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I'll watch it. And I'll probably enjoy it but the fact they PC'd a medieval Eastern European derived source leaves a really sour taste in my mouth.

I'm surprised they let Geralt use his blonde hair tbh Nd didn't cry about Aryan patriarchy portrayal.......but then again this could be a show were the woman shows Geralt how to win!!
Geralt doesn't have blonde hair. And the source material is full of powerful, independent women who are major forces in the world.

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Geralt doesn't have blonde hair. And the source material is full of powerful, independent women who are major forces in the world.

:hat
Nice bait. Not biting. Sad enough you stole this thread from my own TV discussion because of your dire need for attention.

Hey hum.
 
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I've seen this being advertised for what seems like an eternity now. Never heard of the series but it seems like it's going to be a big deal. I might give it a go as I'm going in completely blind here.
 
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Its out , the reviews are in and its not looking good. Lauren Hissrich is another Kathleen Kennedy it seems.. Remember when she wanted to cast Ciri as a POC?
That didn't happen , she remained white , but the actor cast wasn't very attractive. I wonder if that was a deliberate casting choice now? hmm.


The writing was on the wall in this interview. She wants the show to be as much about Ciri and Yen than Geralt .. Well , the books are about Geralt of Riva so if you don't want to make it about him , don't make it all , or get somebody in who will.

Remember also how she completely dismissed the games and hid behind the books? She was adamant that the sow would have nothing to do with the games. We all know why that is.
I'll watch tonight , maybe its good. Its not fair to judge without watching..
 
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Its out , the reviews are in and its not looking good. Lauren Hissrich is another Kathleen Kennedy it seems.. Remember when she wanted to cast Ciri as a POC?
That didn't happen , she remained white , but the actor cast wasn't very attractive. I wonder if that was a deliberate casting choice now? hmm.


The writing was on the wall in this interview. She wants the show to be as much about Ciri and Yen than Geralt .. Well , the books are about Geralt of Riva so if you don't want to make it about him , don't make it all , or get somebody in who will.

Remember also how she completely dismissed the games and hid behind the books? She was adamant that the sow would have nothing to do with the games. We all know why that is.
I'll watch tonight , maybe its good. Its not fair to judge without watching..
Remember early reviews of Game of Thrones was mixed too and look how that turned out. I suspect it will be decent for those who come in not expecting a carbon copy of the source material or those wanting it to be a new GOT which lets be honest it will never be, it has to stand on it's own merit and not just be a clone of what came before.

I'll try and watch it tonight if I can find the time. If not I'll try and convince my mates tomorrow night to watch it when I'm around their's for dinner.
 
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I want to watch it. The trailer looks pretty crap. Never read the book or played the games. I like Cavill, but this looks like a bag of toss with pretty POCs and badass women. Hope I'm wrong.
 
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Love it so far. Too much setup and adjusting to a weird world, but it's capturing the short stories well. Superman really gets this character... That's the biggest surprise so far
 
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