Genre: Fantasy / Drama
(8 episodes, 45-60 minutes)
Netflix has added yet another original series to their roster: “The Witcher.”
“The Witcher” takes place in a fantasy world where monsters roam freely across the continent, where war is looming on the horizon, and where magic is abundant.
The TV series is based on a set of novels, which eventually spawned into a tremendously successful trilogy of video games.
Rotten Tomatoes ranked “The Witcher” at 66% by critics and 92% by audience members, which seems to be a good start for the show.
The series focuses on three main protagonists: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a monster-hunting mercenary with magical powers, Ciri (Freya Allen), a princess on the run with a mysterious power she cannot yet comprehend, and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), a deformed teenager who wants to obtain power through mystical means.
At first, there was some skepticism among viewers with background knowledge of the lore within the video games, as there is a generalization that most adaptations of video games are usually a pile of hot garbage. “The Witcher” breaks this stigma and enthralls you with its captivating story, incredible acting, catchy music numbers, and entertaining action sequences.
When you watch “The Witcher,” it feels as if you are dragged through the television and into this mythical world of wonder and enchantment.
Next time you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Netflix, give this show a shot. You won’t regret it.