The Witcher: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Witcher

Critics Consensus

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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User Ratings: 18637
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Episodes

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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
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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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 (83) | Top Critics (20)

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

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

...if it sounds like that could be fun, you're right. The Witcher has a lighthearted sense of humor.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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…
Top Critic

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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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…
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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…

The Witcher, for all its convoluted inanity, manages to buck expectations of female characters in a TV fantasy series simply by writing them the way men in the genre normally are.

Jan 10, 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Witcher: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    Surprised at how much I liked this show. First few episodes weren't the best but show found its voice and great character development by the end.
  • 12h ago
    I was skeptical to even start the series, but I watched the entire thing on a lazy Sunday. Ate it up. It was AMAZING
  • 14h ago
    Always keeps u wanting more, especially the ending hurry up season 2
  • 16h ago
    Great show, Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill have stunning performances, the only problem I had with the show is that it does a poor job at explaining its timeline, but overall worth a watch
  • 18h ago
    ameiiii ,super recomendo.
  • 20h ago
    Excellent! Just what I expected. Love novels, waiting for season 2.
  • 20h ago
    a little bot confusing...but i like it
  • 20h ago
    Now this is a binge worthy show. Thoroughly entertaining.
  • 1d ago
    Great show. Starts slow but gains traction middle- end of the show. Big fan of Henry C.
  • 1d ago
    What a terrible terrible show. Horrible acting, unlikable characters, seemingly pointless go nowhere plot, cgi worthy of last gen consoles. Magic, swords, boobs and monsters... how have you managed to make this stuff suck so much. Very reminiscent of kevin sorbos hercules or xena the warrior princess. Complete C grade effort.

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