Based on the books you’ve been meaning to read and the games you’ve been meaning the finish – it’s Honest Trailers for Netflix’s The Witcher!
Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as “the Continent”, The Witcher explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri, who are linked by destiny to each other. It stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan. The show initially follows the three main protagonists at different points of time, exploring formative events that shaped their characters, before eventually merging into a single timeline.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 67% approval rating for the first season, with an average rating of 6.06/10, based on 84 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads: “Though the world of The Witcher at times feels only half-formed, Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 53 out of 100 based on 17 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.