Watchseries; I honestly don't know what people expected. I also have not read the books and I think a show/series should be taken on its own merit. This was a good origin story for The Witcher. I hope they have another, with the next iteration of the Witcher character. People comparing it to the books, I understand if that is your thing. Still, "fan fiction" can be fun and enjoyable on its own.Some reviewers thought it was to cut up and moved too fast to pull it off in four episodes. I appreciate the pacing because most mini-series' these days are more like four episodes stretched out to eight. Nothing but filler.Very enjoyable.
I honestly don't know what people expected. I also have not read the books and I think a show/series should be taken on its own merit. This was a good origin story for The Witcher. I hope they have another, with the next iteration of the Witcher character. People comparing it to the books, I understand if that is your thing. Still, "fan fiction" can be fun and enjoyable on its own.Some reviewers thought it was to cut up and moved too fast to pull it off in four episodes. I appreciate the pacing because most mini-series' these days are more like four episodes stretched out to eight. Nothing but filler.Very enjoyable.
The Witcher: Blood Origin watchseries. Well, considering how much I adored The Witcher series, this is absolutely terrible.When you compare them, it absolutely pales in comparison.The pacing is all over the place as there's simply too much too fit into so few episodes, which results in a lack of any disearnable coherence.It's doesn't feel like you're in the same world in any way shape of form.It's disappointing to see something so blatantly ruined to this extentAtrocious writing, sub par acting, budget props/set design and sfx.The whole thing feels cheap and amateurish.I've seen soap operas with better production values.A complete and utter let down.
This is not a review based on the other reviews placed here that look pretty similar, it's an enjoyable tale, the cast are strong and the effects are ok, it's not The Witcher which I think is most peoples issue, it's a limited series which makes it difficult to connect to the characters but they are meant to be short lived but the dwarf character is great, there's gaps in the story but you would need an origin of an origin to make any sense of it.The ending is terrible and bears no sense in the story that comes afterwards on the Witcher but I suppose they wanted a bit of extra drama, all in all worth watching if you want a few hours of fantasy.
Anyone who has any love for The Witcher, will without a doubt be saddened and disheartened beyond belief when they see this travesty of a show under the Witcher banner. This is so shoddy, cheaply made and uninteresting. Also, how is this related to The Witcher Universe in any way possible - just because Netflix has the rights to the Witcher, doesn't mean they should go around and make any steaming pile and call it a part of the same Universe. Utterly terrible and disrespectful.So sad to see this. Such a shame. The entire cast and crew owe us an apology and need to not only cancel, but stop airing this show, this very second. It is a joke!!!
I normally only review shows that I either really enjoy, or shows/movies that I have been thoroughly disappointed by. The Witcher Blood Origin is neither of the above.I simply felt as though I had to review because of the plethora of bad reviews of this show. How can you judge a whole series when you freely admit that you could t watch a single episode ?? I just don't get it.Look everyone is upset the Geralt is not going to be Geralt anymore, he is going to be a different Geralt but I will not judge a show that neither Geralt's are in just because I'm annoyed that Mr Cavill decided that he didn't want to catch a coin anymore. We will never find out the real reason he left, it might have been Superman, it may have been the direction of the show, Henry is the only one who knows, and he is keeping schtum.Thors little brother might be fantastic in the role he also may be utterly terrible only time will tell, one thing is for sure is that it will be different.Now for Blood Origin, is it amazing, no it's not, is it the worst show Netflix have ever created, well no it's not that either. It's decent fantasy, showing us a time we have never seen nor read about on parent show or books. Yes I did find it interesting that Elves were at some point just like Humans, selfish, proud ambitious and many other similar adjectives. They turned on themselves and probably made it easy for us humans to nearly wipe them out.I also found it interesting where some of the 'things' we have seen on the Witcher originated from, I will not go into spoilers here because I do actually encourage people to watch the showSo take it from me as someone who managed to sit through the full series it's not bad, reasonably good in fact, please do not judge a whole series on fanboys who couldn't even manage to watch a full episode just because it's not the Witcher. No it's not, but the Mandalorian, isn't set at the same time as Star Wars, it's not got the same characters in (Boba Fett being an exception I know before someone flames me). But I don't hear anyone saying that it's not Star Wars.Look that's all Netflix are doing here, they have stumbled on a huge success in the Witcher so they are trying to create a universe just the same as Star Wars and Marvel and even DC did it with The Arroverse, just not as well. And you cannot blame them for that, they will have paid squillions for the rights to the Witcher et al, all they are doing is trying to make a couple of quid or a few new subscribers before the magic (or people watching it) run outBack in your box please haters !! Says me climbing down from my high horse.
Okay, so I believe Netflix believes that the programme will be successful merely by having a diverse cast and including mystical elements. Right? WRONG! Please, please, please, can we return to good story telling as the MAIN priority, regardless of where the cast is from.What makes this the "Witcher"? Let the Witcher be the Witcher, which is, incidentally, doing fantastic on its own as it has been for many years now. I really don't understand. Why then alter it? Why not use a different name for this? So many questions. The casting is appalling. The dialogue is the same. Netflix doesn't realise that pairing these hot trash fast food shows with games like The Witcher just serves to hurt the franchise and achieves nothing for everyone involved, especially the performers. Michelle was great in the movie Everything, Everywhere, but how does she go from that to this?The reason there have been so many remakes of popular shows in recent years-many of which, like this one, are incredibly underwhelming and perplexing for all the fans of the original series-is because this is not the golden age of television; rather, it is the age of television in which "we have the rights to do whatever we like".As a lover of the Witcher I wasn't able to finish a simple episode of whatever this is, but then again, there's only four episodes anyway... literally what is the point? I'm guessing it was some sort of test or something, well you have your answer: we DO NOT want to see more of this. Thank you very much.