The Witcher: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
January 3, 2020
For fantasy addicts and those still suffering withdrawal symptoms from the end of Game Of Thrones, The Witcher is a good-enough facsimile to scratch that itch, with plenty of blood, gore, sex, sorcery and swordplay in that vein.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 3, 2020
Yet the combination of campy visuals and scrambled structure that an episodic, televisual format allows makes for a striking viewing experience, and one that takes myths into our contemporary era in a new way.
January 2, 2020
It is messy, and absurd, but also -- it is fun.
January 2, 2020
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich's show spares little expense, but the plot is so distended and fantasy tropes so enthusiastically familiar that you may not make it past "the Tower of the Gull."
January 1, 2020
The Witcher ultimately outdoes expectations as a fantasy adaptation. It's an enjoyable series that will hopefully fare well amongst mainstream audiences.
December 30, 2019
The Witcher is a surprisingly sturdy offering that sticks the landing - for the most part.
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