With the end of 2019, Netflix released one of its last series of the year- The witcher. The witcher created a huge buzz trending all across the social media. To sum up it up, the witcher is a fantasy show where superman wears tight leather clothes, grunts a lot, and kill monsters whilst trying to outrun destiny.
The witcher is so big right now because of the 3 main reasons.
Henry Cavill is hot. Game of Thrones comparison. Expectations.
The Witcher is based on a polish fantasy novel written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The books were adapted into video games and now tv series. Even though the series is American, it’s very clear that the story is not.
Critics will now forever compare any future fantasy show to a Game of thrones.
No surprise they’re doing it with the witcher as well.
Obviously, most of the bitter game of thrones fans did or will watch the witcher, but why would we all expect to see the next GOT? Most of us want to forget the season finale, move on and remember the good times of the first game of thrones seasons.
Sure the witcher is set in medieval times with lots of mysterious creatures, monsters, even dragons. There are complicated family relationships, brutality, and nudity.
But The witcher is not Game of thrones.
First of all the magic, there is very different.
Witcher has a better diversity of creatures. Better representation of disabled or POC characters. GOT started off with greatly written female characters but fucked up at the end just like they fucked up with their story. The witcher writes not only powerful women but most importantly real women with all of their struggles, regrets, and determination.
The plot follows 3 major characters that overlap and complements each other. Critics complain that the timeline was hard to follow. Well, they got to be super dumb not to follow it through.
It’s not clearly stated what time you’re witnessing at the moment, but it’s not that hard to figure out.
As I mentioned there are 3 main characters. Geralt of Rivia aka leathery supermans timeline starts off in the far past and goes till the present. Princess Cirilla’s timeline is the present and Yennefer of Vengerberg starts in the middle of Geralt’s and goes all the way until the present time.
My personal favorite is the absurdity of time.
Few minutes or a few decades. It doesn’t matter. Time is just a concept.
Graphics of the witchers creatures are spectacular but I have to give it up to the GOT for having way better dragons.
The key element of the witcher is the Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a mutant creature hunting bad creatures. He looks super dangerous but is the sweetest guy out there. He’s trying to preserve life rather than terminate it but don’t be fooled. He could crush you with his thighs. And oh boy his tights.
Geralt of Rivia is hot as fuck. I’m not gonna lie, I was on the fence about watching the show. It was released on Netflix during Christmas time and obviously, it was not very Christmasy. I wanted to wait till next year to check it out.
But then I came across this tweet and I hit the play button immediately.
Henry Cavils muscles flexing so hard they had to keep redoing his costume.
Sharp jawline. Chin dimple. Tight pants. White hair. Board shoulders. Thick thighs. Deep voice. Goldeyes. Whitty comebacks. Dangerous. Bathes a lot. Grunts a lot. Sad childhood. Has the worst luck. Says fuck a lot. Fucks a lot. That’s Geralt of Rivia and sure the plot is interesting but ladies, let’s be fair.
Who is actually watching it for the plot when the guy looks like that?
Nudity in the witcher is very decent. Obviously, female nudity outmarches the males but at least it’s consensual. The outstanding female character of the witcher is Yennefer. She’s a sorceress that gave up everything for power and later realizes it was so not worth it. She was disabled and sold out for 4 marks to the witch who opened her up to her full potential. Yennefer wanted to be needed, powerful, and loved more than anything so she submitted herself to the biggest sacrifice. They took away her choice to have a child and now she seeks it desperately. She’s feared and loved for her power but she wants to be more than just her powers. She wants to be important to someone.
That’s when she met Geralt and his admiration, respect, and love for her is what every woman wishes for from a man.
Another strong female of the witcher is Calanthe the queen. She’s the queen who’s at the front line on the battlefield with her soldiers every time. She’s badass. She opposes backward traditions set by the man and even destiny is not by her liking when it withstands everything she stands and works for. Calanthe works her ass off to outbid the destiny and keeps her granddaughter princess Ciri safe.
Ciri and Geralt are bound to be together and there is literally nothing anyone can do. Not even the queen. The people who are destined to be together will find each other no matter what.
Everything falls right into place in just 8 episodes of season one.
The witcher has been already confirmed for season two released in 2021.
Every gamer was impatiently awaiting the release of the series and I believe their expectations have been met. The responses from the audience are way better than the critics, just like always.
You need to realize that the witcher is not here to fill out the holes in our hearts that were left by the game of thrones. Watch it with an open mind and enjoy the story that may be similar at first glance but it is completely different. I’m glad The witcher is one of the last good shows of 2019.