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Re: The Witcher by blackwater 01/13/2020, 11:16pm PST
For what it's worth, I came to the show mostly a Witcher virgin, and managed to follow along-- I think. There are small clues here and there that do provide some exposition.

They do establish Geralt's ability to cast basic spells when Yennefer asks him "what spells can you do with your hands"? Of course, he doesn't answer, but it does get the audience thinking about the idea. I didn't catch the reference to Aard, but I think that one was for the hardcore fans. I'm ok with that.

The jumping between timelines is annoying at first. But they committed to the concept, and eventually I think they made it work.

Evil Hogwarts was a little too evil for me. They kind of lost my sympathy with that one thing... that I guess I won't talk about too much, to avoid spoilers. It makes it hard to really get invested in the subsequent subplots with the rectoress.

I almost kind of wish the show had been more episodic than it was. I feel like The Witcher could be like Star Trek: The Next Generation where each episode had a "monster of the week." I kind of got that feeling from the dragon episode, and it gave me a warm nostalgic glow.

My biggest complaint is that the show seems to be in a huge hurry, but I would rather that it just slow down and let me take in all the little details. This is something that the early seasons of Game of Thrones got right. George R. R. Martin was never in a hurry to get through... anything, really. I bet when G.R.R.M. eats dinner, it's a multi-course, four hour affair like he's a fucking hobbit or something.
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