The Witcher: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
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: 19397

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
2
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
3
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
4
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
5
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
6
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

  • 19h ago
    Awesome I loved the whole thing from start to finish. Critics seem more and more out of touch with the audience or they just copied a friend and watched 2 episodes.
  • 2d ago
    Love it all the way!
  • 3d ago
    This show had some potential, but the pacing is horrendous!! slow and very meek, almost as if it was afraid of going "too" far, a strange decision considering that "Game of Thrones" is ten times bloodier (and better). Also, there is the weird timeline, starts with a battle with no context, then switches to some boring events afterwards, then in episode 5 we learn why the first battle is important (by then everybody is bored with the show), and then, the few of those still watching this show learn that there is a more important battle in the last episode but this last battle lacks suspense, action and blood.. Henry Cavill is an excelent actor and the only reason this show is not a complete waste of time
  • 4d ago
    Dissapointment. Bad acting, cgi, script. I wish it was a bad joke
  • May 25, 2020
    Great frames with an artistic style, Amazing VFX quality, perfect post-processing, and great acting. I have never read any of the books but I think the "transfer" on the scene succeded in following the story. 9/10
  • May 24, 2020
    fantastic. loved it. delight to watch.
  • May 22, 2020
    you can tell the people behind this series, the actors, the writers, the directors & make up really give a fuck about the characters and telling a story witch leaves you wanting a lot more then they gave.
  • May 22, 2020
    One of the best shows I have watched during this lockdown. Interesting story line and great acting.
  • May 21, 2020
    The time line can be a bit confusing at the start but stick with it and it all come together. Very good. Can't wait for season 2.
  • May 21, 2020
    The timeline is a bit confusing to start with but when it clicks the show is fantastic

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