The Witcher on Netflix. Anyone planning on watching?

Jul 6, 2019
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One of the worst episodes of anything I've ever seen. Going to watch episode three later otherwise I'll probably give up on it if I don't make a real effort to stick with it.
Just watched episode 3. It's by far the best best so far.

Still not what you would call classy or sophisticated, but it at least has a story and some structure. A lot of the flaws still remain, but it's watchable.
 
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Was pretty underwhelmed by the first season tbh, although it did encourage me to give the game another chance which I’m really enjoying now.

The show started of quite dark and atmospheric but then drifted towards being too lighthearted. I would prefer it if they just made it more violent, more bloody, and a bit more miserable.

It felt like a series of set plays rather than one well thought out season. If I hadn’t read on here that there were 3 separate timelines it would’ve taken me until about halfway through the season to figure it out.
 

Joe

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At that rate just about anyone who utters a line has flaws, Witcher characters certainly do. Ciri a naive young princess who knows nutin of the cruel outside world, magic etc. Gerald could care less of the innocent if money's around and arrogantly calls for the law of surprise since he 'doesn't believe in it' which means fuckall since it still ties his fate to Ciri's and in turn a lot of ppl. die. Funny fighting queen is rude, arrogant, overplays her card and overestimates her army: her kingdom is butchered. Even that bard has flaws: he puts his schlong where it don't belong, and let's not start on Yennefer betraying ppl. and rules.

But the point is: The Witcher is not GoT, and you need to get past the opening couple of episodes which I also struggled with (not that first episodes of GoT were anything special). Then tone changes to rather light and fun, with good action and gore, memorable main lead and tits... plus a catchy song. This is NOT an HBO-style world builder, it's adventures in an already built world, and completely okay in it if ur into fantasy, that's all.
I just want to disagree with got first episodes not being anything special you got introduced to a shitload of stuff right from the getgo if you think back a little, hand of the king murdered, white Walker's in the very first scene, the queen fucking her own brother, a child being thrown out a damn window after seeing it etc it's a ton of things to grab you right away wondering where this is going.
 
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Just watched the whole season in two nights. It does start very slow but after episode 4 you get sucked in. I was a bit confused with the time lines but by the end of the season I learned to appreciate them and actually enjoyed it.

It may not be everyone's cup of tea as it does go into high fantasy. 8/10 if you love fantasy 7/10 if you don't. WIll rewatch it again with a lady friend after I'm done watching the Expanse for the second time with her.
 
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Just finished The Messiah, Manhunt: The Unabomber, and probably about halfway through Parks & Recreation.

Might start The Witcher next.
 

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Some 15 hrs in the Witcher 3 game and still not convinced it's worth it. Some of the most shockingly bad controls, horse getting stuck between bushed and stuff. :lol: Maybe I'm just too old for his shit.
 

Masters

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Some 15 hrs in the Witcher 3 game and still not convinced it's worth it. Some of the most shockingly bad controls, horse getting stuck between bushed and stuff. :lol: Maybe I'm just too old for his shit.
I felt the same way when i first played it a little over a year ago , but i persevered and over 100 hours after i felt it was one of the bestest games ever.

White Orchid could be classed as a breaking in period until the game really opens up when you meet the Baron in Crows Perch.

Id like to see Season 2 of the show explore more locations from the game , like Crookback Bog and Skellige.

Pam Pa Ram, Pam Pam Pa Ram.
 

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I felt the same way when i first played it a little over a year ago , but i persevered and over 100 hours after i felt it was one of the bestest games ever.

White Orchid could be classed as a breaking in period until the game really opens up when you meet the Baron in Crows Perch.

Id like to see Season 2 of the show explore more locations from the game , like Crookback Bog and Skellige.

Pam Pa Ram, Pam Pam Pa Ram.
 
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Joe

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If you can stomach one more:

Been watching a bunch of fantasy novel reviews lately appearantly the Witcher series is rated incredibly highly, never thought of it as anything but the videogames but I seen several in a row now that had it in their top 3 so I feel I must read that shit!
 
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Finished. Made myself push through the last 3 episodes this week.

The promise shown in episodes 3 and 4 convinced me to keep going, but I needn't have bothered. If anything the latter episodes are worse.

The plot is muddled, the dialogue woeful, the actions of the characters stupid and unbelievable, and it's just silly and crass.

Yenniffer's story was the most interesting, but they rushed it and she spends the rest of the series stropping about like a grounded teenager.

Speakung of Yen, she and the Witcher have zero chemistry. I also think she and Triss are miscast.

I only know the characters from the games, so maybe they are different in the books, but they don't look, act, or talk like I would imagine. (Also, weird thing to say, but they aren't as good looking either).
 

Masters

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I believe the game depicted the characters as they were described in the books. Fringella for example is related to Yennifer so she is shown in the game as she is described in the books.. This is her from the game.



The Fringella in the show was race swapped and dressed in a big coal sack.