The Witcher: Season 1 (2019)

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The Witcher

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Though the world of The Witcher at times feels only half-formed, Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.

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Critic Ratings: 85

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User Ratings: 19468

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
3
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019

The Witcher: Season 1 Videos

Tv Season Info

Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

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Critic Reviews for The Witcher Season 1

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (20)

It is messy, and absurd, but also -- it is fun.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Who was that character? Which group do they belong to again? What timeline are we in? The whirlwind of scarcely explained backstory turns you into your hopelessly lost parent who just can't seem to figure out how to DVR Criminal Minds.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The batshit energy driving a slew of increasingly odd choices makes for a pretty entertaining spectacle.

Dec 20, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

And although "The Witcher" is more fantasy balderdash, it's also somewhat addictive fantasy balderdash. Bring on the blood-spilling, the orgies, the haunted forests and wizards: It seems we can't get enough.

Dec 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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When the worst thing you can say about a series is that every episode ends up being better than the one that preceded it, that leaves an exciting amount of room to grow.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The [action] is of a kinetic and impressively top-shelf variety, Cavill's Geralt moving like a man possessed as he rends flesh from bone and engages in some surprisingly balletic bouts of swordplay.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The Witcher is basically Game of Thrones, if Game of Thrones took itself less seriously.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

I wouldn't say it's the Game of Thrones killer Netflix were wishing for, but The Witcher is still worth a watch.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Part GOT, LOTR and Harry Potter, The Witcher's first season is a winner. Henry Cavill is perfectly cast in this sexy, fantastical world with lots of potential. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When movies featured on RiffTrax do a better job of establishing a plot and characters than your TV show, you have a problem.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

For all its massive scale, The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three appealing main characters.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's a really entertaining fantasy epic with really charismatic characters and actors who make them so.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Witcher: Season 1

  • Jul 03, 2020
    muito boa, nao diferente das outras series... na verdade tem seus pontos unicos, mas é interessante. recomendo.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Loved this series. As someone more familiar with the video games I was apprehensive about a TV show. Well, I was not disappointed. It is well written. There are some great action sequences. Some humorous moments. The casting is on point. Anya Chalotra as Yennefer sparkles on the screen. Highly recommended for someone looking for a good fantasy adventure.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    artwork, the acting, the effects, the music ooof it was just a mesmerizing experience, the only downside is that some costumes where meh, and the CGI was not great, I know that season two will be way better in terms of budget so I'm not really worried about these two flaws sticking to the show
  • Jun 28, 2020
    Random dips in quality across the board, questionable moments of directing and editing, all topped off with awkward lines of dialogue. While the potential is absolutely there, the actors and source material could only do so much lifting. Here's hoping that the show runners iron out the kinks and fully deliver with season 2.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    I really enjoyed this serie. awesome
  • Jun 16, 2020
    Loved this season !!! Let's see if the second season will be better
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Perfect blend of books and games. Reflecting upon the ending of this season still gives me chills.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    I don't think I like this series all that much. If it weren't for the man candy I wouldn't watch it. It's corny and overdone and the story line is all over the place. It's not all the film makers' fault, though, because the books weren't all that good either. Would have been two stars if it weren't for Henry Cavill's magnificent butt. I'll continue watching the series just for that. Yum. Yum. Yum.
  • Jun 11, 2020
    I've got to say, it is not the best adaption of a book, but it is so damn entertaining. It is fun, has some amazing action, and Henry Cavill as Geralt is just perfect. While the story is kind of convoluted and messy, the charisma of the characters and the execution of the episodes compensate that a lot.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    IF WASN'T FOR HENRY AND IF I'M NOT A WITCHER GAMER, I WOULD RATE THIS 1 STAR. FIRE THE SCRIPT WRITERS AND DIRECTORS. HEROINES WITH TOTALLY DIFFERENT LOOK, NO BACKGROUND EXPLAINATION, FLASHBACK SCENES RUINED MAIN PLOT AND MESSY CLIPS, EWWWW.

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