Review of Netflix’s The Witcher

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Netflix’s The Witcher explores brutal monsters, mysterious witches, wild creatures, developing romances, unique villages, and the balance between good, evil and everything in between. The fantasy drama show created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is based on the book series with the same title by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher storyline was also picked up by CD Project Red and developed into action-role playing video games. Even though The Witcher novel was written in 1986 its story arch and characters are still alive in 2020. 

The first episode premiered on December 20, 2019, with eight episodes in its first season. Each episode has a runtime of around an hour, making it too easy to binge over the weekend. The show was trending on Netflix and Google searches. There are even statue replicas of The Witcher’s well-known monster placed in malls, theaters, and airports in order to further promote the show. 

Henry Cavill, most notable for his role as Superman in The Man of Steel, plays the main character, Geralt of Rivia, alongside a few other characters in the show. The story follows Cavill’s character, a monster hunter with a genuine heart, as he travels throughout the Continent, slaying monsters whilst trying to assimilate with humans who view his kind as inferior.

The only bad thing about The Witcher is that the plot was slow in the beginning, however it was worth it in the end. People say that the show may be hard to pick up without prior knowledge of the book and the intense fantasy genre. I disagree wholeheartedly. The Witcher is a hard show to pick up but its adventurous storyline and entertaining characters are worth it. 

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