We’ve all probably been watching a bit too much Netflix, even before the pandemic.
Since we have a lot of high and epic fantasy fans, did any of you catch The Witcher, based on the book series? The good thing about the debut season (and most of the Netflix series these days) was that every one of its ten episodes looked like a real blockbuster movie. The scenes were truly epic looking. But when you’re spending $15 million per episode what else would you expect. (How can Netflix possibly keep spending that kind of money? But we’ll save that question for another blog article)
However, as we all know, great visuals still don’t mean that the movie or series is any good. Here’s one reviewer’s opinion:
The Witcher review: Netflix’s painfully transparent attempt to fill the Game of Thrones void with more blood and boobs
The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has responded to bad reviews of the fantasy series, saying: “I don’t welcome unsubstantiated meanness”.
At the time of writing, the show has a low score of 58% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
The Independent’s critic Nick Hilton described the series, which stars Henry Cavill as a monster hunter, as “Netflix’s painfully transparent attempt to fill the Game of Thrones void with more blood and boobs”.
But it was one review in particular that Hissrich took issue with. Darren Franich at Entertainment Weekly wrote that he had skipped ahead to the fifth episode without watching the first few because “life’s too short for Netflix drama running times.” He also described the show as a “borefest.”
I agree with this reviewer. I’m going to be writing a big blog article on fantasy shows as I wrap up my own Fabled Quest Chronicles epic fantasy series. But I wanted to get your comments.
Do you agree with the reviewer’s opinion on the Netflix series, The Witcher? Comment Below
Austin Dragon is the author of over 30 books in science fiction, fantasy, and classic horror. His works include the sci-fi detective LIQUID COOL series, the epic fantasy FABLED QUEST CHRONICLES, the international futuristic epic AFTER EDEN Series, the classic SLEEPY HOLLOW HORRORS, and new military sci-fi PLANET TAMERS series. He is a native New Yorker but has called Los Angeles, California home for more than twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army, English teacher, one-time resident of Paris, ex-political junkie, movie buff, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, futurist, and dreamer.
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