“The Witcher” is not a good TV show.
“Netflix’s high-fantasy drama, released Dec. 20 on the streaming service and based on a book series and video game, is in fact a very, very bad TV show. It is cheesy and hacky, full of nonsensical plot twists, gratuitous female nudity, bad dialogue and rather poor acting choices, some from its marquee star, Henry Cavill.
But – and hear us out on this one – “Witcher” is actually riotously fun and rewarding, not in spite of its badness but because of it. There are so-bad-they’re-good shows, and then there is “Witcher,” an amalgamation of terribleness, hilarity, cool fight scenes and a song you’ll never get out of your head.”
The SO and I binged the show on New Years Day and I gotta say…it’s really bad. But in a fun ‘I cannot believe they’re using ALL OF THESE CLICHES’ kind of way that kept us watching. The only irritant, really, was that the two main characters don’t age. So when the show whipsaws its way back and forth through three intersecting time lines (something it does often and without warning), it takes a few minutes to catch on. We even made a drinking game out of it*.
Sure, it’s bad. I mean, from the writing to the acting to the directing and all the way to the editing. But everyone needs a good guilty pleasure show every now and then. It’s at least fun. And are we really surprised that a show based on a video game is thin on plot and long on gratuitous sex and violence?
Anyone else seen this massive gorgeous dumpster fire? What did you think?
*I do not recommend doing that unless you are not planning on driving anywhere for at least 24 hours afterward.