The Witcher - Netflix

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  1. Skipper

    Skipper Commodore Commodore

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    I ask people more versed than me in the mythology of The Witcher. At the end, when Yennefer, well, incinerates the enemy army, is she using a "forbidden" fire magic (which is to my understanding a death sentence), or is she was "just" teleporting the flames from the castle to the woods (because they often said that she is one of the best in creating portals)?
     
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  2. jbohn

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    My understanding was that Yen was channeling all her pent up feelings and emotions that have been building up over the years, especially her obsession with trying to have a child. There's lots of "The Witcher Explained" clips on YouTube that could help explain it and more.
     
  3. JoeZhang

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    I know nothing about the Witcher and I struggled to get through the first episode - I like Henry Cavill but here he is a lump of meat in a bad wig growling his way through some absolutely terrible dialogue. I could not see any reason to watch the second episode.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    Well, the world building was confusing too, so I could see that. I made myself watch it just to try and figure out exactly what happens. It definitely isn't for everyone.
     
  5. crookeddy

    crookeddy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    With an 8.5 on IMDb it seems that it's for almost everyone though.
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Sure. But, that doesn't mean it connects always. There are many films rated highly I don't enjoy and have zero interest in.
     
  7. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I was very skeptical of Henry Cavill as The Witcher, but he absolutely nails the role. There's lots of subtlety in his performance, and the show feels somewhat intimate in its portrayal and has fairly high production values. I was fairly impressed with the acting from everyone. Although it's funny, that one song Jaskier sings sounds more like something a rockstar would sing rather than something grounded in the lore, but maybe that's because he sees himself that way.

    Throw a Coin to Your Witcher, everyone! :D

    Here's an interactive timeline map that Netflix released:
    https://www.witchernetflix.com/en-gb
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That song sure blew up on the internet. From the mod for the games, to Heavy Metal cover versions on YT.
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    Heh, I'm sure it has! It's quite a catchy tune, although the funny thing is it sounds more like something a rockstar would sing than a bard, though maybe that's due to the way he saw himself :D
     
  10. Nightowl1701

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    Production of Season 2 (Blood of Elves, where the Witcher novel saga really kicks off) has started in the UK and Central Europe, with release expected early next year. 15-year-old Carmel Laniano of Dolittle has been cast as Violet, "a young girl (not in the books) whose playful and whimsical demeanor is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.” Freya (Ciri) Allan is undergoing sword-fighting and martial arts training. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund from Game of Thrones) is said to feature in another short-story adaptation, though the storytelling this season will be more linear. Graham McTavish of Outlander is said to be playing the Redanian spymaster Sigismund Dijkstra.
    And internet fans have been working very hard to ensure Geralt's master in the Witcher arts, Vesemir, will be played by none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

    In the meantime, we'll be introduced to a younger Vesemir and learn his backstory in a Netflix animated movie, Nightmare of the Wolf.

    UPDATE: Oh, and what I suspect you guys were really hoping to hear...you wanted redhead Triss, looks like you're gonna get her. This was Anna Shaffer at Comic Con Prague the other day.
     
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