The much-hyped Netflix series is finally here. It has Superman (Henry Cavill), a ‘Game of Thrones’ like fantasy theme, a massive fan base from its hit game series, a generation of fantasy-thirsty viewers, and yet it fails to create the magic that the viewers hoped for.
The Witcher is available for streaming on Netflix and, parallelly, also available for the much-awaited reviews. Undoubtedly, the eight-episode series created a frenzy among Netflix enthusiasts before its release on 21 December 2019. But it seems the magic failed to charm many viewers.
- The Witcher storyline (without spoilers)
- GOT versus The Witcher
- Henry Cavill as the Witcher
- Netflix The Witcher review
While not all ‘The Witcher’ reviews were bad, most of them were. In fact, in an interesting piece of news, Entertainment Weekly was slammed for criticising the Netflix TV Series despite skipping episodes.
Netflix The Witcher Storyline (without spoilers)
As the story kicks in with low light, it does remind one of GOT. But what really triggers the viewers’ memory are the GOT like clothes, bars, and palaces. (Pretty much the whole ambiance). Subsequently, the first 10 minutes into the series shower viewers with so much information to wrap their heads around, that it feels tiring and somewhat forceful.
And bang! The TV series brings in the weapon that made GOT great-Nudity. Loads of nudity.
Watch: No, Netflix The Witcher is NOT The Next Game of Thrones
Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ is the story of Geralt who is one of the few remaining monster hunters. Geralt has, obviously, supernatural powers, a very handsome physique, and fantasy eyes (that turn scary when he uses his powers).
Watch: The Witcher Main Trailer
The Witcher Review
The starting that is loaded with information was undoubtedly important to the story, but it “seemed” loaded. Introducing so many characters in a new series is, surely, not an easy task. Netflix even gave a 60-seconds-introduction to educate the viewers about The Witcher. But that’s what it all was—information. It was not what it should have been—an awe-filled welcome into a world filled with fantasy.
But the story goes on to be a treat for fantasy-thirsty viewers. And even if someone hasn’t read through the books or played the games, they would understand the story. Sadly, it lacks the charm of a fantasy story.
While Henry Cavill looks handsome and has fans falling in love with the character, his presence does not fill the gaps heavy story.
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