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So I finished The Witcher some time ago. It's-- weird. I don't know how to feel about this show to be honest. I never played the games and never got my hands on the books and only yesterday did I learn there was Polish TV series called the Hexer that pre-dates the Netflix version. So I was a real casual observer outside looking in.
The feeling that kept nagging at me is I should be enjoying this show more than I should. But I wasn't. Half the time I found myself writing code or browsing the internet during scenes heavy with dialogue. I don't do that often. From the rave reviews I thought it would be gripping my attention. Alas, even multiple breast exposures failed to do that.
The show's non-linear approach only aggravated my confusion, as I was half-watching the episodes I sometimes get moments like, "Didn't this queen died already?" or, "What's going on here? I thought she was on the run in a forest somewhere?" The ending was also kind of anti-climatic for me as I thought it wouldn't take all 8 episodes for them to find each other.
It's not all bad though. I didn't expect I'd grown into Henry Cavill being Geralt. He didn't look good in the teaser but he felt okay when it was showtime. They also taught him well in sword fighting as evidenced at the end of the first episode. And he can do a better Batman voice than Christian Bale. Yennefer was fun too when she wants to be. Overall, it's still watchable and I think I'd give it another shot in season 2. But to say it's something I'd wait for would be stretching it...
Still stand by it, the Witcher is the most overrated game series of all time. The first game is up there with some of the worst games I've ever played between its horrendous graphical issues and abysmal controls. The second game was poorly optimized and the visuals, while pretty, were boring.
The third game fixes a lot of issues with the gameplay, but I really do not like the dialogue (in this or the others). That and the visuals, again while pretty, are boring and generic at best.
Show looks neat, though, might check it out, but I really have no attachment the source material. :-/
Seen alredy first 8 episodes. I've never read books, or play witcher 1 or 2, only play Witcher 3 and my mind was blown away by the game. As for tv show, i did enjoy it so far... mostly. (book fans don't attack me). Didn't really dig Triss actress tho, i like Yennefer and my favorite is by far Dandelion. Am just waitin for Geralt to say winds howling... and i wound't mind a few rounds of gwent?
Really on the fence with this series. I have had no exposure to any other media on this so I am looking at the show with a fresh opinion.... or maybe knowing some background material may help me with this show. Don't want to spoil anything for those that haven't watched it so I won't go nitty gritty into anything. Don't take this wrong if you are a teenage boy but that is what this series seems to be targeting. The dialect, attempts of over the top gore and something I never though I would say... A lot of unnecessary boob exposure. Myself as an old ass man actually was bugged by the dialect. It seems like this is kind of a period series but the dialect seems to be a mix mash of old and new... my brain refuses to accept it lol. Bottom line for me is I don't hate the show but I can't say I am anxious for a second season.