The Witcher: Season 1 Reviews

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May 3, 2021
Each episode gets stronger as the season progresses, and ultimately satisfies the fantasy itch.
August 10, 2020
Henry Cavill reinvents himself as Geralt, while Anya Chalotra steals the show from start to finish in The Witcher, an epic fantasy series that will definitely fill the void in your life left by Game of Thrones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2020
I didn't know what to expect beyond "mature" fantasy, but what I got was three interesting plot threads tied together with some really impressive sword fights and magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 15, 2020
It relies so much on the gameplay of it and what people love about the game, it's like they forgot how to make a TV show.
February 24, 2020
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.
February 20, 2020
The Witcher is basically Game of Thrones, if Game of Thrones took itself less seriously.
January 26, 2020
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2020
When movies featured on RiffTrax do a better job of establishing a plot and characters than your TV show, you have a problem.
January 17, 2020
I wouldn't say it's the Game of Thrones killer Netflix were wishing for, but The Witcher is still worth a watch.
January 14, 2020
For all its massive scale, The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three appealing main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 13, 2020
It's a really entertaining fantasy epic with really charismatic characters and actors who make them so.
January 11, 2020
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.
January 10, 2020
An enjoyable romp with spectacular effects and impressive battle sequences, but as it stands it doesn't have the same grip as some of its fantasy predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2020
Violent medieval monster mayhem is mature fun, has nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2020
It effectively introduces a credible and realistic fantasy world, populated by characters who can't be defined as either good or bad. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2020
Proves very rewarding for audiences willing to invest without preconceived notions on how it should play out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
January 7, 2020
Even with the hardcore fantasy elements and mesmerizing sword fighting, The Witcher feels like both a high stakes fantasy drama and a bit of a western, nailing down the lone ranger trope with Geralt fairly easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 7, 2020
I am fascinated by this show.
January 6, 2020
The Witcher is most certainly not for the faint of heart and scores points for pure entertainment factor alone. It is by no means perfect but defiantly entertaining.
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