I just finished watching The Witcher on Netflix. I have to say, I didn’t know a damn thing about it going in, but I loved it. I’m going to try my best to talk about it without spoiling the goods. I hate it when people do that. The Witcher can only be described as one thing, WEIRD… but in a good way. The Witcher is worth your time.
The Witcher is about to become Netflix’ most successful show ever. Proving, of course, that if you take a great video game and put it on TV, people will watch:
“The live-action adaptation of The Witcher is shaping up to be a bonafide hit for Netflix after the streaming company reported that the Henry Cavill-starring dark fantasy series is on track to become the “biggest season one TV series ever” on Netflix. “Through its first four weeks of release, 76m member households chose to watch this action-packed fantasy, starring Henry Cavill,” Netflix said in its Q4 Earnings Report. Netflix also cited how the premiere of The Witcher “drove up sales of The Witcher books and games around the world, and spawned a viral musical hit.”
Again, I didn’t know anything about The Witcher going in. I never played the video game. I never read the book or books if they exist. All I know is this show fucks. Think Game of Thrones with more magic. Okay, maybe that’s a bit rich but it’s an awesome show. There’s a reason why this is the new number one show on Netflix EVER. You should watch it. Netflix was real quick to set up a season 2 which is on the way.
Here is the number one thing you should know about the show. It’s confusing as hell. Maybe it’s because I had no background information, but it’s super hard to follow. It took me 8 episodes just to pick up on basic stuff. I love shows that make you think and give you unexpected twists. The Witcher 100 percent provides that. If we learned any lesson from this, it’s that Hollywood needs to make more movies of video games.