The Witcher: Reviewed

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Haylee Emanuel

Netflix took the end of 2019 by a storm with the release of the new show The Witcher directed by Sean Daniel. The Witcher earned an 8.5/10 on IMDb and a 65% on Rotten Tomatoes. Henry Cavill, best known for his role as Superman. takes on a new role of Geralt of Rivia in the hit Netflix show. During interviews, the audience got to know Henry Cavill and discovered that he has a hidden love for “The Witcher” game itself. Henry Cavill took his love and connection to Geralt and applied it to the show. In an interview with Polygon, Henry Cavill states, “I really feel a connection to Geralt and who he is and his nature, especially from the books. And having played the game for many, many, many hours, it was something that I had a connection with. And so it was just about bringing a version of me, which is a version of Geralt, into Lauren’s show.” 

The show also had a huge influence on the game “The Witcher: Wild Hunt” which was released on May 9, 2015. The game jumped about 93% in popularity than when it first came out. Although the Netflix show is based on the original book series written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, it still made the game all that more exciting to play. 

The second season is set to be released in 2021, thanks to the growing popularity. Now, with a show growing in popularity there’s always a small let down somewhere within the show. The biggest let down to the viewing audience was how often the show jumped around with no actual timeline of what was happening. The constant jumping of past and present was confusing the audience leaving them to wonder what was actually going on. Netflix had taken the confusion into account and added an interactive map to navigate the audience through where the timelines were constantly jumping. 

The Witcher is still a must see, and a show that will truly strike the love of those who love a good fantasy show with a lot of action. Let’s not forget the song “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” that has captured the internet dragging them into the imaginative world thanks to its catchy chorus. Now, toss that coin to your Witcher and hop on the craze of the hit Netflix show The Witcher