Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher has had plenty of time to gestate with audiences now, and the consensus remains very positive. The show has had an incredibly strong opening, and despite some issues here and there, clearly shows a lot of promise for the future. A second season is most definitely coming and now is a perfect time to reflect on what made the first one work so well.
The world that Andrzej Sapkowski breathed into existence is full of charm, compelling characters and wonderful monsters that make the dangerous terrain incredibly tricky to navigate. With so many interesting directions to go in now that the audience is familiar with the roles and setting, it seems that the next season is destined to be just as dramatic and full of beasties.
Sadly, not every episode was as good as the rest, and it's surprisingly easy to single out the weaker outings in the series. Although the show aligns into a positive experience, some individual chapters drag thanks to ill-achieved characters or creative mishaps.
This list was compiled by examining IMDB ratings, general audience reception and the views of the author, and it will contain spoilers for the episodes discussed.
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