Are you looking for something to fill the void after the disappointing final season of Game of Thrones? The Witcher, a friend of humanity, is here to slay monsters, collect coin, and reignite our excitement in fantasy TV shows.
In The Witcher (2019, TV-MA), Geralt of Rivea is no ordinary man. Subjected to a deadly trial as a child, he became a Witcher, a mutant hunter used to rid the world of scum. After accidentally invoking an ancient custom at a wedding, he finds his destiny tied with Cirilla, the young princess of Cintra. After her kingdom is attacked, she must find Geralt to understand her future and her power. Follow Geralt as he tries to slay monsters, navigate relationships, play politics, and find Cirilla.
Henry Cavill is phenomenal as Geralt. It was the role he was born to play. The fighting choreography is stellar and will have you wanting to watch it over and over. The monsters are unique and disgusting and don't hold back. Be prepared to have the song, "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" stuck in your head for an eternity.
I have a few small complaints: the writing can be cheesy at times but the actors do their best with what they are given. In addition, because two of the main characters live extended lives, the timeline skips around and can be confusing. Despite these flaws, I recommend this to any fantasy lover looking for a show that doesn't pull its punches.
To watch The Witcher. Season 1 check out one of the Rokus for access to Netflix.
If you enjoy the TV series, check out the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. And if you enjoy playing video games, look for Witcher III: The Wild Hunt for PS4 and Xbox One.