Did anyone find Netflix Witcher Boring?

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#1  Edited By Ghosts4ever
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Hello friends

The witcher is now called most successful or popular netflix series of all time today but i recently watched 2 episodes. and in both episodes I was so bored that i had no desire to watch it again. the only good thing is herny cavill looks cool as geralt but every other cast has been hit and miss. you have ciri who looks like cute teenage girl rather than white hair with scar on face. and there was triss who i didnot even think was triss until speak. and i could go on and on.

then watching both episodes they feel like they dragged too much. very little action scenes and more boring dialogues to the point i stopped caring about.

so friends, why this series is so popular? is it because of henry cavill? lets discuss

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#2 Jag85
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@ghosts4ever said:

The witcher is now called most successful or popular netflix series of all time today

Not true. It's been called the biggest Netflix first-season debut. Not the most successful or popular Netflix series of all time. That title still belongs to Stranger Things.

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#3 JustPlainLucas
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Never played the games, so no interest in the series.

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#4  Edited By johnd13  Online
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Having played The Witcher 2 and 3, I found the Netflix series quite a decent adaptation. It wasn't perfect but It felt like Witcher so that makes it a success in my book. I particularly enjoyed the episodes that featured monster contracts, with the third being the highlight of the season for me.

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#5 with_teeth26
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I didn't like the first ep and stopped watching part way through the second since I did indeed find it pretty dull.

However, I came back to it later and ended up mostly enjoying the series. some of the later episodes in particular were pretty enjoyable

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#6 DEVILinIRON
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I read the first book and almost beat the first game. The show has too much jumping around. Except Yennifer is easy on the eyes.

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#7 LJS9502_basic
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I liked it.

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#8  Edited By warmblur
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Yes I found it boring I would rather have a CyberPunk 2077 series but in the meantime I'm watching Altered Carbon season 2 and I'm liking it quite a bit. I'm more a fan of a futuristic setting than a medieval one.

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#9 Chutebox
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Too much yennifer, but I still liked it.

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#10 Chutebox
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@warmblur: Oh shit, season 2 is out????

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#11 Jacanuk
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Hmm, season 2 ?

not even seen season 1 yet.

So not sure it´s something to be hunting for.

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@Chutebox said:

@warmblur: Oh shit, season 2 is out????

It dropped yesterday. I'm watching the third ep right now. So far so good.

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#13 thereal25
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Stopped watching about half way through the second ep. Kinda felt like I was watching a children's show like Harry Potter or something.

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#14 judaspete
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I thought it was fine. Critics were a little too harsh, but fans have been praising it way more than it deserves.

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#15 VFighter
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Really enjoyed the show, my only complaint is it needs bigger and better fight scenes which should be happening because of the bigger budget.

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@vfighter said:

Really enjoyed the show, my only complaint is it needs bigger and better fight scenes which should be happening because of the bigger budget.

They switched choreographer after the first episode, which had one of the best swordfight scenes I've ever seen. That was evident in the following episodes, though combat was still quite brutal and satisfying.

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I think the show was fine. A bit inconsistent quality wise.

The way the narrative is built feels weird, they try to mix a more modern structure with what seems an old school "the adventures of Geralt" series. And it didn't work that well. But boring? Not really.

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#18 kriggy
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It's the only series produced by Netflix that I've actually enjoyed

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#19 xboxfanonly
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I have played the Witcher 3 and I feel like that helps a ton with getting into the show. The first few episodes feel like the character's story arcs were rushed, the story feels disjointed and it takes some time to figure out how it is being told. Overall I see what they were going for, just kind of trying to give each character some backdrop without wasting too much time and the second half feels a lot more interesting. I feel like this season is pretty much just setting the stage for what will hopefully be a richer plot in the seasons to come. I definitely did enjoy it overall, some things could have been explained better thats for sure, 8 episodes feels a tad bit short and it could have definitely benefited from another episode or two. Also the dude that plays Geralt frickin nailed his character, so ultimately that alone does the show a lot of good.

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#20 thehig1
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I watched it all, and found that I wanted to like more than I did, it was a hard watch at times.

I've played the all 3 Witcher games and still found the TV show hard to follow, my wife found it very hard as she hasn't played the games, the show assumes you have a lot of prior knowledge of the lore of its world.

One thing to note is the TV show is based off the books, not the games. The games events take place after the events of the books.

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@ghosts4ever said:

Hello friends

The witcher is now called most successful or popular netflix series of all time today but i recently watched 2 episodes. and in both episodes I was so bored that i had no desire to watch it again. the only good thing is herny cavill looks cool as geralt but every other cast has been hit and miss. you have ciri who looks like cute teenage girl rather than white hair with scar on face. and there was triss who i didnot even think was triss until speak. and i could go on and on.

then watching both episodes they feel like they dragged too much. very little action scenes and more boring dialogues to the point i stopped caring about.

so friends, why this series is so popular? is it because of henry cavill? lets discuss

boring ?!! quite the opposite, it was really entertaining , don't forget that the series is based on the books and the source material not the games , so don't be surprised if you see these differences

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@ghosts4ever said:

The witcher is now called most successful or popular netflix series of all time today

Not true. It's been called the biggest Netflix first-season debut. Not the most successful or popular Netflix series of all time. That title still belongs to Stranger Things.

for now ...

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@warmblur: Oh shit, season 2 is out????

It dropped yesterday. I'm watching the third ep right now. So far so good.

Binged it all , 2 days ago , it wasn't bad but it wasn't good either , the season 2 doesn't have the dark and mysterious atmosphere of the first season , and there was too much overacting

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#22 Chutebox
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@the_master_race: I definitely like season one over two

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#23 Jag85
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@warmblur: Never heard of Altered Carbon until now. The plot summary sounds a bit like Ghost in the Shell. How does Altered Carbon compare to other cyberpunk?

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#24  Edited By warmblur
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@Jag85 said:

@warmblur: Never heard of Altered Carbon until now. The plot summary sounds a bit like Ghost in the Shell. How does Altered Carbon compare to other cyberpunk?

Wish I could give you an answer but I haven't watch much Cyberpunk movies to compare but I do think the show is worth watching if you at least like the Cyberpunk setting.

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#25  Edited By Zaryia
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It was okay. Production quality seemed a bit lacking in SOME episodes than what I would have wanted (some scenes seemed out of Cable TV like TNT or Scyfy rather than premium.) It dragged in some places, and the ending didn't really have enough of a pay off too large of a cliff hanger. Geralt was just dying on the back of some wagon instead of doing anything for the season finale, lol wtf.

Still, not bad. My favorite recently are The Outsider and Mandalorian, I like them much more.

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#26 Jag85
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@warmblur: I'm a fan of the cyberpunk genre, so maybe it could be my type of show. Might check it out some time.

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#27  Edited By uninspiredcup
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It's no Hercules The Legendary Journeys.

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@Byshop said:
@Chutebox said:

@warmblur: Oh shit, season 2 is out????

It dropped yesterday. I'm watching the third ep right now. So far so good.

Binged it all , 2 days ago , it wasn't bad but it wasn't good either , the season 2 doesn't have the dark and mysterious atmosphere of the first season , and there was too much overacting

Agreed. Mackie was OK but I really liked Joel Kinnaman. Also I preferred the more noir-esque murder mystery storyline of season 1. I'm curious to see where they go with a third if they decide to make it.

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#29 iambatman7986
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My wife and I personally found it very boring and didn't make it past the 4th episode. It just wasn't for us.

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#30 AntonelaG
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I have veen played the games, so, now I am interesting for the series, so I even see the trailers on youtube and sometimes I have downloaded some scenes with savefrom.net

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#31 Litchie
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I thought it was pretty fun. Almost like a modern Xena/Hercules.

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#32 uninspiredcup
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@Litchie said:

I thought it was pretty fun. Almost like a modern Xena/Hercules.

Wish it was more like those shows, legitimately fun as hell, didn't take themselves too seriously. Thanks to game of thrones, gotta be War And Peace with dragons.

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#33  Edited By Litchie
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@uninspiredcup said:
@Litchie said:

I thought it was pretty fun. Almost like a modern Xena/Hercules.

Wish it was more like those shows, legitimately fun as hell, didn't take themselves too seriously. Thanks to game of thrones, gotta be War And Peace with dragons.

Those shows were indeed awesome.

Yeah, doubt anyone would watch The Witcher if Game of Thrones didn't exist.. Kinda doubt the show would even exist if Game of Thrones didn't.

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#35 realistic44
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I havent even watched it yet tbh, I am starting to watch All American and Locke & Key. Just finished Central Park 5 * Quite a depressing story*

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#36 VFighter
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@Byshop: Agree, Joel was great in that role and the first season just had a way better look and feel about it. Mackie was just to...I dunno...asshole with out even a touch of humor, he just wasn't a likable character. Hopefully season 3 is more in line with 1.