Completed Witcher S1.
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I’ve said and written elsewhere its basically Game of Thrones Aspirations with Dungeons & Dragons sensibilities. And its lolz so much this.
For starters if you want a credible medieval setting you don’t go full-on soap opera teeth ‘n’ hair-oil. And they so did. This is before we even get to anything else.
The storytelling is abysmal. They switch back and forth in time and if you’ve not read or played the source material you’re fucked, you’ve got no idea what is going on because they give nothing discernible to key in on. Shoot the editor(s) and deny them work henceforth. Holy crackers they brought less clue to the table than someone who hired Burt Kwouk to jump out of cupboards at them.
FX are good-ish. We see the same burning city a lot. The undeaders in last ep are great. I had a good laugh watching the various spells throughout the series thinking yup did that in D&D/Pathfinder/Rolemaster/Etc but most of the time was thinking did it in more fun ways too
Its good fun. Its no way classic fantasy. Some of the ‘twists’ are hilariously obvious to anyone that hasn’t read the source material but has played any RPG ever. I still kinda liked it and will watch S2 when they plop it onto Netflix.
The most powerful mages in the world that don’t understand why you cast web before fireball. Yep they deserve to die.
That said, some of the individual episodes have some fun things going on and so long as you don’t mind watching a TV version of the less good D & D sessions you’ve played its a bit of a hoot.
Henry Cavill is great as Grrrralt. None of the issues I have with this are him.