The Witcher (2019) - Action, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

25

Watchable

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

IMDB: 9.2
Director:
Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 224 out of 1000 found boring (22.4%)

One-line Reviews (551)

But then something happened and after episode 3 this title started to be boring.

Too busy trying to be PC to be entertaining.

I just so happened to watch this series before I started the books and truly enjoyed it the first time through.

Pacing being way too fast and very confusing especially for non book readersNilfgaardian Armor looking absolutely terribleBrokilon plots being completely pointless mainly caused by the unnecessary changes on the original plot from the books.

I love this show so much, the music, scenery, fights are all thrilling and scintillating to watch...

2-Time jumps were confusing 3- Triss merigold character was the most disappointing character in the series for me.

Yennefer going from barely knowing magic to pushing eels into a pool is just really confusing.

Bad casting bad timeline, just left me bored and laughing when it shouldn't be, Henry Cavill did a great job though just wished if they made him look older.

Too many jumps in the timeline and dragged out meeting with the princess.

Good but Confusing .

I gave it a 5 as there are at least moments where it's entertaining and the visuals are sometimes extremely good.

Wonderful narrative, excellent writing, intriguing CG cinematic world building action scenes, and great cast.

It's one of the worst tv shows i have ever seen, don't waste your time, go watch cartoons instead.

It lacks coherence with its sudden time-line jumps which were confusing even to people familiar with the witcher games or books.

For someone who doesn't know the story, the screenplay and directing make it hard to follow.

Totally confusing timeline that doesn't really make sense.

The whole Geralt and Balladeer dynamic is enjoyable.

Poorly written, difficult to follow the jumps around between time and characters, and so poorly acted you wonder if the cast even bothered to read the script.

I hope Witcher be more creative, unpredictable and contain less violence and nudity.

Some episodes are so devoid of content they're nearly pointless.

Good to watch in a boring weekend when you look for the least good quality GoT-ripoffs.

Geralt is one dimensional and boring,its a shame because the actor is good and was so awesome in man of steel.

When you start out a new complex world like this you have to start at a slower pace in order to let the actors breathe life into the characters so that newcomers will get to know them and the different factions of the world.

Telling stories can be boring.

Confusing story, mostly bad actors, stupid writing, boring story-telling, awkward CGi, average music ...

These timeline jumps just make it so incredibly boring.

The middle of the season can be slow moving with its direction following Yennefer and Geralt.

Found it really confusing, couldn't keep focussed.

They may get beaten up a little in one episode, but are entirely fine by the next, acting as though nothing happened.

How that is received as anything more than a plain and boring power fantasy of the author's is beyond me.

However, since Geralt's separate adventures actually happen before the main narrative starts - and we are shown this narrative already underway in E1, we are treated to some badly done and confusing time jumps.

Here are some flaws: those time jumps were obvious weak point, those "big" battles were weak and pointless to show, there were some really outrageous props (nilfgardian armor and weapons, those pikes...

This makes the show feel disconnected and slightly confusing.

I thought this show was really hard to follow and kind of cheesy.

Like watching paint dry thought it would get better if I kept on watching it didn't got worst if anything worst series I've watched so far in 2020 don't get the high ratings like I didn't get the Witcher

I really enjoyed it and now I'm waiting for Season 2.

After a pretty good introduction episode, she becomes boring and unlikable and takes up way too many screentime, especially in the final episode, in which we barely get to see Geralt.

Waste of Time .

But the producers of Witcher have plenty of runway to tell some of the well-crafted smaller stories in multiple books before they plunge ahead, and Netflix has the resources to allow them to make it look every bit as stunning as HBO did with GoT.

Total boring have to fast forward to finishOther than last episode nothing in the show

we want these kinda shows Great, fascinating, seductive...

Boring.

Fun & Engrossing Dark Fantasy Work .

The idiotic plotwists, the slow pace of the story and the non-intruiging politics.

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer is beautiful and stunning.

It is enjoyable.

Haven't even gotten past the 2nd episode because it is SO BORING.

The books are intriguing and I was expecting a so so adaptation for the screen, oh boy I was wrong, the show creators and the actors are awesome, they are doing an incredible job to follow the books and the main actors nailed the characters from the book.

The one hour long per episode may be sometimes too much, and there are some filler scenes, that will slow down the narration.

Names and locations of kingdoms this series is very confusing coming from a person who has neither played the games nor read the books and I'm sure I'm not alone.

If you haven't seen anything about Witcher before, then the series isn't for you as I noticed most people who liked it are already fans of the games, as someone who hasn't read the books nor played the games I found Witcher confusing and bad, the characters are bland and dull with a not very consistant character development, their relationships are not convincing especially the romance, the CGI is terrible, the language they use is bad ( many times they said "ok" in a medieval inspired world), the costumes are nightmares, everything about this series is a mess and one particular episode they suddenly throw a lot of important things and expect you to get on with it, I don't recommend the series, I heard the books are good so maybe I'll read them instead.

Season 1 this was really boring and like a boring good i guess.

BORING .

The scenes and story are always cut in awkward ways (not even talking about the different timelines, which might be confusing for most) - One moment, Yennefer is bad at magic & the next moment she is suddenly one of the strongest mages, with absolutely zero effort or progression shown between the two.

I loved how the spirit of the books, the universe, the mentality were captured, yet still expanded into something new, something interesting and exciting.

Slow, boring, and not worth the time spent.

I believe HBO could have done a better job not because of GOT (I am NOT comparing "The Witcher" to GOT) but because HBO tv series are slower.

And he doesn't get enough time because they're too busy with the boring minor characters.

It is so hard to follow and none of the characters are charismatic.

But it's a very entertaining fantasy series with interesting characters, situations and monsters.

Seemed rushed.. seems pointless..Not my cuppa tea

Action scene was also nice and in-spite of bad CGI, the episode was enjoyable.

Yennefer's more tragic origin tale is equally compelling as it delves deep into the troubled character's psyche and is anchored by an impressive Anya Chalotra.

The show starts off slow and didn't hook me until about episode 3.

The story is what you can call at some times really confusing, time leaps that weren't explained.

Ppl of imdb, dont waste your time and just read the books, netflix is never good at making amazing films and series anyways

Henry Cavill speaks in an unemotional monotone.

Apart from that I enjoyed it very much.

So much disappointment and confusion and bad effects and bad main characters.

The plot is so convoluted and boring.

TOTALLY CONFUSING .

What really surprised me is how they finally did a perfect fantasy series mixing these styles, creating something really new and AUTHENTIC FANTASY where you can breathe the smell of the spells, the incantations, the wild monsters, the atmosphere of the dungeons (videogamers will understand me) everything with a breathtaking soundtrack and great actors!

Lousy writing, very poor casting and difficult to follow "story line"; flashbacks are difficult to tell from the "now" storyline.

Boring, at least.

No consistency, no logic, boring and overall a let down.

Mind blowing .

Locations seem empty and generic.

Firstly, the writing in this show was cringy, boring, flat, and seems like it came from a teenager's mind.

But it is entertaining and exciting.

I think monsters and fights can be used more instead of boring side quests with heaps of talking.

The first season was told in a non-linear manner, spanning different time periods, this mode of storytelling while confusing at the start worked great for the plotting and pacing.

Here's hoping for a slightly slower paced season 2...

Hard to follow .

First of all,The star of the show of course Henry Cavill did a spectacular job,I couldn't imagine anyone else doing Geralt but him now,He set the golden standard for this character,And Anya also did an amazing job and she honestly had one of the best character developments considering it happened across one season,What i didn't like about the show was how they didn't clarify in which time does the events for each character unfold,I mean it got really confusing sometimes,The fight scenes are really well done.

I thought it was cheap looking, cliche, confusing, with weak writing and boring characters that I really couldn't warm to, and entire episodes that were literally like watching Hercules Legendary Journeys in the 1990's.

The shows timeline was very confusing and was not very good of making the audience aware that the characters were in different timelines, not till half way into the season did i understand that the timelines were different.

It is dumb and boring.

this was a confusing ride.

Don't waste your time.

Fantastik - but confusing at first .

The show is mostly enjoyable and decent+ and I would probably recommend it.

The Witcher is a very entertaining show that balances its approach to mature subjects and some of its humour quite well.

Saying that, the stories of the secondary characters feature plenty of exciting scenes.

Confusing plot, zero charachters development.

As it is, her character barely does anything interesting, and makes the timeline confusing even for someone who has read the books and played the games.

a quite enjoyable adventure .

Couldn't finish it - confusing, boring and miscast .

Boring story.

Freya Allan's character, Cirilla, is just like the overall story, slow to figure out and like, then once you're in you're hooked.

Waste of time..episode 2 so boring ...

It started off perfect, the action is way more intense.

Marvel and the other large franchises have done one major disservice to us viewers; they've standardized 'loud and exciting' and put 'story and quality' in the corner for a time out.

It is set of events that makes "Witcher" more enjoyable.

Are they doing this for propaganda purposes?

Boring.

Her story was strong for most of the series but boring for some of it.

And that is what was lacking in "The Witcher": a slower pace and a better script.

The show is sometimes boring, pointless and other times entertaining.

If you're looking for an entertaining show I would recommend watching.

Season 1 was a very entertaining show.

The cinematography is weak and the production values suck, you have a party in medieval times that looks like a pretentious modern party with bricks partially exposed and cheap lighting.

He is intriguing, sexy and surprisingly likeable.

But whatever flaws it has, is redeemed by excellent production values, endearing and outstanding performances by the cast, and the fascinating central premise of the mutant-monster-hunter-investigator.

The series degrades with each episode, starting unimpressive in the first episode and becoming downright unwatchable by the 8th.

The non-linear story telling is very difficult to follow for anyone who has not read the books.

The show failed to make you like the side characters which ends up making you bored.

Three stars only for Cavills performance, apart from that it is a waste of time.

The action is very entertaining to watch, as it's well choreographed and violent.

I have read the books and played the games and really enjoyed it.

Anya Chalotra is stunning as Yennefer and is involved in many of the best scenes.

There are many an unexpected plot twists.

Also I am not fun of Netflix way of just giving all episodes in one day but I will that this show benefits from it, without that, some people wouldn't be very happy waiting episodes as first few can be as said before little bit confusing for some viewers, so Netflix way of just giving us all episodes at once works with Witcher quite nicely.

All in all the show is worth watching if you're into fantasy and mystical creatures

Way overhyped with a confusing narrative .

The main characters are well described and intriguing, so you do not need to remake them in a movie.

i dont like it and this is one of the rare tv shows that i just cant finish, too boring 👎👎👎

Amazing cast and so enjoyable to watch.

The book is far clearer and more enjoyable than the TV series in my opinion.

Its a little confusing to jump decades in time between the main characters and see people die in one episode and then see them very alive in the next.

However, the moment-to-moment writing in this show is very enjoyable, especially with Cavill giving us an incredible character to follow.

A very entertaining series for the fans of the fantasy genre to get into, my only complaint, the first season was too short.

Way too confusing .

And the back and forth from past and present is so confusing, there is not a clear transition or a remark for the viewer to know which is which.

There are some pointless blurred lines on the top and bottom of the camera...

" How can I concisely sum up the grandeur, the utter brilliance, the mind blowing originality, the dazzling spectacle that was the twenty minute span I was able to tolerate until the nausea took hold and overcame my defenses?

The time jumps are confusing, well you know the old saying, if you can't dazzle them with brilliance dazzle them with BS.

The confusion for me started as soon as ep1, "when i thought: how can this Calanthe be the grandmother of Siri, her being so young still, or maybe i just misunderstood?

Very boring show about unknown women.

Intriguing .

The different timelines were a bit too confusing and so on...

Most of the dialogue comes off as meaningless and after long and drawn out scenes of characters explaining the plot to each other, I started to lose my interest in the narrative and characters.

Yennefer was a little miscast, and most of the characters were boring and flat (apart from Jaskier, Yennefer and Ciri).

The timeline is hard to follow.

After watching this, you have only questions, who are all this empty characters and why I should care about them?

This is soooo boring ive actually created the account to tell you all about it with The Witcher playing in the background.

The timeline is so confusing that if you didn't read the fiction you would not know what is happening at all.

it's honestly VERY confusing especially when they do it multiple times in a single episode.

The flashback scenes were also bad and confusing with no easy to discern timeline.

Great production values, REALLY boring .

Boring boring boring.

Overall, a very entertaining fantasy adventure.

Add to that the never ending rambling of pointless dialogue, and cheesy displays of intense emotions every other second, and you get a show that is cheap trash.

They wasted way too much time on pointless things, and gave too little time for important things like developing the characters better.

Awesome,Confusing .

First, a man fighting a monster, meeting a few weird people, a Royal family dynamic that was in dire straights with an enemy storming the castle, women being gathered up by a stern woman for an unknown reason, characters being added each episode that didn't seem to fit with those already introduced in previous episodes, hard to follow dialogues not aided by bizarre dialects and accents, battle scenes between armored men fighting for Lord knows what and dying from split or decapitated heads, add some magic, a few mutant animals and I couldn't have been more lost.

Ciri's actress is good but she literally does nothing the entire season, her whole storyline felt completely pointless.

It's slow, rambling, poorly acted and uninteresting.

A jumbled, incoherent and confusing mess of a show.

An incoherent mess from beginning to end, the confusing timeline is splattered allover the place like a Jackson Pollock painting with no explanation.

The storyline is fascinating and attention to detail is amazing as well.

A dull, monotonous, sonorous lead character who seems to be falling asleep throughout due to all the exertions of walking around appearing drowsy.

A thrilling, gritty and sometimes humorous dark fantasy series adapted from Polish novels.

Having said that it is, on its own merits, quite entertaining.

Other than that, Netfix's Witcher has give me a week of my life enjoyable.

The show overall was extremely confusing and forgettable.

The costumes, the accents, the names, its a truly engrossing world, with exceptional acting ability across the board.

the Pacing and rythm of the show is slow and dull .

Very confusing to watch.

Solidly entertaining.

There were tons of confusing things that they don't really explain.

The Witcher is a well crafted, intelligent, and entertaining series.

Confusing, incoherent, muddled and awfully scripted.

Why did they do the confusing timlines?

The most import substantial point of criticism i have is the confusing timeline, and the fact that little help is offered to guide the viewer through the chronology of the story.

henry cavill is the only one worth noting and every other character is just a bland npc, with the pinnacle of poor character depiction of yennefer.

Quite Entertaining.

Unfortunately this latter aspect despite the slow tease of its promise was not worked out as well as it should have been and we left, in their ultimate encounter, having little idea of what it is they are now supposed to achieve.

For the fans of the witcher series, this 100 worth watching.

The authors also make the questionable decision to mix monster-of-the-week episodes in-between the ones about the main plot, the way "X Files" used to do, but given the short number of episodes here, everything simply gets even more confusing.

A decent first series, worth watching.

I was really excited to watch the show, but unfortunately it left me with confusion and disappointment.

to some extent), and I'm pretty sure this will make somewhat difficult to follow the events for "vanilla" viewers.

Meaningless encounters, uninteresting characters, lame CGI, awkward dialogues and most of all totally random events in the witches journey.

The story gets a bit confusing especially for those who aren't very good at connecting flashbacks.. You know who you are.. ;) lol Thats where a bit of back story or distinction could help.

Thoroughly enjoyed it .

Snooze fest .

Has entertaining scenes, nothing special though.

On the first attempt I couldn't make it to the end of the first episode, too flat, simple, predictable, boring.

Without whom, I would never have gotten to see Henry, as a stunning silver/white fox.

So boring!!!

What they needed to do was to take it slow and do what they did in the first episode(which was the best of the season imo) i.

Expository dialogue is obvious and tiresome.

But how can you stay interested if there's so little going on that's exciting.

I'm not sure if this is bad because of poor last minute DIY Halloween costumes or uninteresting dialogs.

Unfortunately the ending seemed really well boring, nothing really happened, watching a final episode with the main character on the back of a cart poisoned was well weak and boring, just kept waiting for him to do something awesome.

And while the main actor does a decent job here, in general the show suffers from bad pacing, too many boring characters, an impossible to follow timeline, and way too much political correctness.

They have zero consideration for character development plus an overly confusing timelines which will genuinely give you headaches.

Flashbacks: In order to tie a bunch of stories together, early episodes in particular have flashbacks and they are confusing, as there could be a 'modern' exchange next to a flashback that took place 30 years ago and it isn't clear this is the case until usually much later on (sometimes the next episode).

Very confusing until about the 4th episode .

Non linear screenplay made some audience bored.

I felt that Geralt was by far the most fascinating character of the show followed by Jaskier.

Overall, the series is entertaining and worth a watch.

Some scenes are a complete waste of screen time.

Confusing But Gripping .

The sword fight choreo between Vilgefortz and Cahir in the last episode was quite mundane and uninspired.

However, despite the high budget and amazing source material, the show feels rather cheap, shallow, and boring, and contains numerous flaws.

Each episode more intense than the last one and the characters portray such virility in a way that makes it seem so real.

Cavill was great as Geralt but the show itself is bizarrely disjointed and really poorly executed.

The story is also very confusing to follow.

Weak screenplay and confusing storyline .

Episode 4 , Geralt is fishing for a Genie to "cure insomnia".

If you thought Henry Cavill was boring and dull as Superman, you need to watch this.

Dialogues are bad, plot's confusing.

Unsure how future seasons of Witcher will go, but hopefully not like Vikings or GOT where it became dulled, predictable and pander to people who preferred to be feed rather than think.

Still nobody gives that much heed to staying true to origin and it is still really enjoyable.

The script and acting are far from bad, and the plot is engaging and pulls you along.

I was hoping to like it but as others have said it's basically a boring version of Xena with shiny Netflix production.

Not knowing anything about the books and video games, I find this show so engaging and just entertaining.

The way in which the narrative plays out fits the tone incredibly well, The intro episode is incredibly compelling and really cerments the tone of the world and how these characters fit within and starts off the main story with a bang.

Horrible female cast, dumb n awkward humor, character development lacking common sense, Henry is excellent, breathtaking cinematography n production, not gunna quick judge the story its only season one "just" overall it must be taken seriously noone is looking for comedy in here.

The end result is interesting and entertaining and has left me thirsty for more.

The script is poor the dialogue is bad, the story line is uninteresting and it just didn't quite engage me.

Although the books are quite a different experience of course, especially when it comes to storytelling, I enjoyed them very much and read two books filled with intriguing short stories.

Soooo Boring .

The answer is no, don't waste your time.

This movie is one cliche after another and doesn't even make the slightest effort to craft culture.

I was confused and figured that it was a flashback but made it hard to follow.

The show is good, the switching between story lines could have been better though and a bit more clear, but overall I really enjoyed it.

A fantasy show only works if the world it takes place in feels relatable to the viewer so you get immersed into the story so when the magical part of the fantasy kicks in you are more easy to accept the magic.

Well, the actors-actresses are great, some scenes and ideas can be cool, but some parts are so cheesy, cliché.

The story telling, which was out of chronological order, was done in a stunning ways.

Not read the books, and not overly familiar with the game, but quite frankly you shouldn't have to be to find any series enjoyable.

Story is confusing!

Yennefer was a little miscast, and most of the characters were boring and flat (apart from Jaskier, Yennefer and Ciri).

Worth watching .

Badish acting and full of cliche .

Also the battle scenes, visuals and music were breathtaking.

I cant understand why it is highly rated I can not finish the first episode, it is boooooring and confusing

For watching this, it should be an absolute obligation to play the game or read the books, otherwise it is a huge waste of time.

Nice story and characters present and past lot of confusion it is more over like trailing movir at the end you actually understand whats happen and happening.

I had to fast forward many parts because it's that boring.

urghh)However, when it's good, it really is very entertaining.

Cavill has talent and he's damn great looking to boot, but why leave motion pictures for monotone acting in a dime-a-dozen Netflix series that does nothing to bring the novels to fruition?

So many pointless things happening that lead to nowhere.

The first few episodes do get you involved in the witcher universe & while I was slightly disappointed with the final episodes and slightly disjointed story-telling this was a quite enjoyable fantasy dramaThe first thing to note is that the world of the Witcher is quite well evolved.

As a fan of good old sword and sorcery (think D&D or a mix of "Lord of the Rings" and "Conan the Babarian") I enjoyed it a lot and will now read the books.

Reminds me of Mad Men in how everything is on a deliberate slow pace and yet it's still engaging.

Granted, the timelines are a bit confusing.

This show skipped many parts, timeline are confusing, there is no character development, they changed many important character names which is confusing.

How would you rate TV show made for people that have either read books or played the game with so confusing narrative that it's impossible to figure out when it something happening (the first season is covering 70 years of events)?

Mind blowing .

slow and very meek, almost as if it was afraid of going "too" far, a strange decision considering that "Game of Thrones" is ten times bloodier (and better).

This is sooooooo boring I've tried watching the first episode like three times.

Netflix does it again with their fascinating entertainment and cinematography.

The storytelling varies from fascinating to convoluted.

Don't waste your time with this.

Fun fantasy, confusing at first .

This isn't likely to win any awards just yet, but it's entertaining, it's plot is intriguing, it's different to the other fantasy offerings and it has a solid foundation to work from.

For those not familiar with the material, it's very hard to follow at times.

the queen dying was confusing,they made no attempt to show she was hurt or to have a healer look at her or her magician do anything?

Weak story, dull plot lines and more monotone dialogues than the Walking Dead.

Alternately confusing and boring .

Amateurish and boring .

I still have high hopes for next season, but they need to adjust the timeline (please slow down!

Enjoyable Fantasy Series!

This show is super weird and boring.

Anyway, overall it was an entertaining show and I must definitely will watch the second season.

While the overarching plot is good enough to be invested in, it is the monster-hunter bits that I found most fascinating.

Boring boring weird and boring.

Boring cheaply made and terrible actors.

This was confusing, unimaginative, generic.

The book is written very well, the story is engaging, logical, funny where it should be and sad when it is needed.

A confusing screenplay, mediocre CGI-effects, some irrational story changes and quite bad actresses for important roles may be the reasons for it.

Confusing and poor support cast .

Enjoyable .

The characters were well crafted, the action was phenomenal, and the visuals stunning.

Very confusing to understand and they don't explain anything.

I have seen most Fantasy shows worth watching and some not worth watching, my interest Started with Hercules and Xena and have been watching ever since.

The production, world and (main) characters are all enjoyable.

The show is boring at times.

The key events like Geralt's first meeting with Ciri in Brokilon or Yennefer, or Ciri again after the Cintra's fall (I will not list all of them, I am too depressed) were changed dramatically, which made the overall story flat, boring and without sense.

Definitely worth watching

The Series are hyped up and over dramatic American stereotype of what Americans think polish myths are, sprinkled with ugly actresses and boring actors.

The film is not shown in chronological order, so it's a little hard to follow the first time.

My favourite character is definitely Yennefer she has the best story and the character is fascinating to watch.

Locations are really evocative and suggestive, CGI is well done, monsters are terrifying, and in general effects are pretty solid.

Hard to follow .

But step by step she overcomes her fears, harbors her ambitions and transforms into a stunning, ultra-confidant and an all powerful witch.

PLEASE for god sake, dont mix your propaganda with fantasy genre!

He makes the show worth watching.

Disappointing, Confusing, Not for the fans of Witcher game series .

Yes, it doesnt over-explain itself, and yes many character hardly age, but if you care to pay proper attention, this is a show with exceptional cinemathografy, a fast paced, never dragging, dynamic and interesting story, cast members that couldnt have fitted their roles better and a beatiful, original and absolutely epic score.

To wrap it up, "The Witcher" is a show that has its high points, but is dragged down to being mediocre by its anxiety to please.

The contact lenses everyone wears in the series are egregious and the art direction is bland and uninteresting.

As for the acting, it's bland.

This is a worst movie .

Story is good but confusing because makers didn't feel any need to mention year when there are 3 stories are going on , i can get the point when my confusion took me to Wikipedia to understand its episodes , some episodes are out of this world but mostly boring .

Boring boring weird and boring .

The serie however is stunning...

The time-jumps can be confusing at first, although it is unavoidable given the season was based on collection short stories.

In general, all tracks are very evocative and adventurous, they perfectly fit the context of the series.

As someone with no knowledge of the IP, the plot was confused, slow, and not very interesting.

Boring .

As for me i did neither of them i felt confused and what makes things even more confusing is the timelines !!

My wife and I really enjoyed it.

Yennefer is so boring and just takes her clothes off for no reason, Geralt says F all the time and Ciri doesn't really do anything.

Confusing.

By the middle of the first season, it gets very confusing.

It is hard to follow time line and all events for the firts 4 episodes.

Confusing and just nutz .

Total boring .

Overall, this first season was very entertaining.

While it doesn't belong in the same league as Game of Thrones, it's quite enjoyable.

maybe they wanted it to be a bit confusing.....

Terrible acting, bad casting, slow timing, Whats flashback and what not.

From playing the game to watching this season it was pretty good, enjoyed it a lot.

Characters are boring and was not vested any of them or their fate.

Terrible, Overrated and Boring .

After that it all fell into place and I really enjoyed it.

This story was very geeky, very over the top and somehow boring.

Confusing .

definitely entertaining...

BORING .

The storyline is too sporadic per episode making it hard work to follow initially and the dialogue between characters is too cliche, especially in the later episodes.

The individual stories contained in each episode are generally enjoyable.

Where Westworld managed to keep me only mildly disoriented so as to be entertaining and suspenseful, The Witcher seems to keep wanting to push me around not caring whether I'm following or not.

I thought that for the most part the show was entertaining.

I can only imagine how confusing this would be for someone who is not familiar with The Witcher universe.

Having more breathing space would give the series much better score as the neck-breaking speed of exposition in three timelines was what made this season the confusing experience.

It's also not the kind of show that holds your hand and leads you from plot point to plot point, like some paint by numbers bore-fest.

overall amazing and entertaining to watch looking forward to 2nd season!

It's definitely worth watching if you're fan.

But this series offers big big interests and intriguing story line.

Generally Yennefer's history in Aretuza, romance with Istredd (that actually happened, but much later) and story of loosing fertility is made up and dull.

), music is terrible (trying too hard to push feelings), character development (after four episodes I don't feel anything for a single character), boring and confusing.

With contrived dark fantasy tropes and absolutely ridiculous writing this ensemble of B movie pedigree stumbles along with the dark hope Henry Cavill will save the series on his own presence.

Most of the quests are uninteresting and the characters personalities/goals change from one episode to another.

When you try to tell a story in this disjointed way with multiple time lines and set in a fantasy world; the acting have to sell it, and enough of the time it does not.

I had hoped to be immersed into a dark, at times witty, and for me culturally exotic, slavic fantasy world with interesting characters and some kind of story arc.

Timeliness are too confusing during first episodes, even for person who knows history.

The show has confusing timeline.. They should have done it better.

The show is engaging, captivating, interesting, and grants us with a new depth to this tale that just pulls you into that world.

The Witcher might have the least effective world-building of any fantasy show in history, a remarkably bland palette that kills any desire to pay attention.

Original and utmost entertaining .

Confusing, yet Intriguing for a Witcher Virgin .

But that doesnt give you an excuse to write these horribly confusing episodes.

The books have humor, good tension built, exciting romances and beautifil symbolisms which are changed, rushed or completely left out in the series.

Kinda Lacking but still Entertaining.

Don't waste your time on this show, slow and boring with a ridiculous story.

It honestly feels like the writers wanted to tell this story in the most tedious way possible.

Confusion .

"The Witcher" is a reasonably entertaining fantasy show in the style of "Xena: Warrior Princess".

The troubadour is annoying, and not even funny annoying, but genuinely irritating and none of his off-key songs are catchy, entertaining, or memorable.

I know that she doesn't have the easiest part to portray this strong, confident sorceress which is famous for her cleverness and breathtaking beauty, so it's maybe more the fault of the casting process than hers.

very boring

The negatives: A bit confusing from mid episode 2 until episode 4 or 5, and although that is fixed later on it is not very good storytelling.

Ok, i'm not a Witcher game player, but all i see is a weak screenplay and confusing storyline, bad actors, cheesy costumes, silly names and funny accents...

This made it all too confusing.

Absolutely entertaining .. Really enjoy that one..great story and very well told.. more please

Geralt of Rivia is a flat character who has no flaws and expresses no emotions besides lust (Henry Cavil is a handsome man, but he can't act for his life; people say he "carries" the series because his character has no emotions, motivations or any kind of depth, so the actor fits like a glove, delivering monotone line after line).

This show is an utter garbage for a number of reasons, here's some of them:its plot is boring as hell;its timeline is confusing as hell;its characters are totally miscats.

The story is entertaining and the characters are likeable.

This makes the storyline very confusing and exhausting, especially because the storyline does not exist.

A good 9/10 for the Witcher but I give the show 3/10 because I felt bored most of the time since I didn't not really care about Yennefer except when she showed her boobs.

This feels like it was written in the 1980's, a completely uninteresting and antiquated tale of a perfect hero who ravages the land in pursuit of monsters and maidens for the delight of the audience.

Nor do I really care, because I found "The Witcher" to be very enjoyable entertainment.

However, the main storyline is compelling, the characters are well developed, and I can't wait for more!

They should look stunning like supermodels because of magic.

Bad, boring, poor writing, bad acting,b class series .

And I have heard many people say they found it too confusing.

The editing of the plot progress was confusing sometimes, made me wonder what the heck is going on, unfortunately not in a good way.

The timeline of the show was confusing and I would have preferred if they had made it more clear as to what was happening without struggling to figure it all out.

And I would consider myself a Witcher fan, having played the Witcher 3 and very much enjoyed it.

Fast paced show, most of the time.

some bad reason and logic here and there it may annoy you like me "why she didn't do that" but because show keep slap you with confusing stuff all the time so I didn't know what they did wrong at that time.

Worth watching.

I still really enjoyed it, too bad those moments, Looking forward to next season ;-)

Boring .

It's just so predictable and boring.

The Witcher was a very enjoyable show.

You couldn't care less about any character besides Gerald who is such a plain, uninteresting, 'i have such good morals and heart' character.

My husband played the game and was so excited to see this series, watched it with him and it was entertaining.

This is more concerned with spectacle than developing an engaging story.

For me there were two problems (1) I had zero interest in 2 of the three characters -- most uninteresting was imho the Witcher and (2) as others have noted, it was difficult to understand the differing time lines.

It's hard to follow and jumps around, there's no character development.

The main flaw with the series is that it can be confusing on the first watching because of the time jumps.

The action was fun to watch and the plot was well written and engaging.

The story (or plot) is confusing, don't really get the point of him existing because he does more talking the disposing monsters upto episode 3.

The finale picks up with a battle that was entertaining and exciting.

For the ones who weren't, the show is a confusing sequence of not so great swords' fights, low-budget monsters and random naked women's scenes.

Thrilling .

I guess they can be seen as problematic and confusing.

This is one of the most confusing show I've ever watched.

Short but intense 8 episodes.

Don't waste your time .

If you love swords and sorcery this is highly enjoyable.

Things smoothed out though and it became quite a gripping and addictive show.

Confusing for those who are not already familiar with the show.

There are numerous examples and nearly every episode has omitted key information that would have made the story more enjoyable.

Poor cgi, character development,fast paced .

I highly suggest watching more than once because it can be hard to follow sometimes and you might miss something.

Awful, confusing and literally a garbage in comparison to the games and the books.

It seemed puzzled and confusing but for me it was intriguing .

However, it could be argued that GoT became really popular after season four, once it started deviating from the source material in favour of entertaining its audience (and making progressively less sense in the process).

The actors are good, the cgi is decent,I didn't read the books, neither played the games but i must say the timeline is so confusing that multiple times i lost track on whats happening.

Yennefer looks stunning.

OMG, this show is boring, confusing, disjointed and stupid.

I enjoyed it and was able to piece together the narrative.

confusing timelines?

Having only a bunch of strong female witches and queens do strong acts becomes boring rather quickly.

I only deducted 3 points because of the highly confusing timelines of flashbacks, atleast write in the subs "12 years earlier" or something so people, when they see Calanthe in episode 5 and 7; dont get confused as to why she is still live?

Overall I found the show boring, hard to follow (even when I know how it ends) and lost interest on episode 4 or 5.

Hope there's more Geralt and Jaskier scenes in the next season, it's the only really entertaining part of the show

Too much happening in 8 episodes yet somehow the whole thing felt dragged out.

Boring, hard to follow!

The negative points are: the storytelling it's a bit slow and confusing, so much that it's boring at times and a certain character is very annoying while others are just uninteresting.

I have still enjoyed it a bit and i was interested to continue watching through it.

Boring So apparently my review is too short...

Pretty entertaining fantasy .

Really enjoyable .

Boredom and anger inducing substance.

As a long time fan I had 3 major problems with the first season : 1- Ciri's story in first season was bland.

Overall I was struggling to watch all of the episodes, fact is that show is boring.

It's lack of depth and lack of logical cohesion tries to, in vain, hide itself behind a confusing narrative spanning several timelines and location which the directors made no attempt to somehow visually indicate to the audience.

the directing is vague and boring.

Plot and character development is confusing at best.

Hard to stay awake .

Few episodes are full boring love scenes between Witcher and Yennefer.

The Witcher: An engaging show worth your while .

It's pointless and doesn't seem to serve to really bond characters and develop their intimacy, I'd rather see more Cavill screentime than empty 'Game of Thrones' style romps that nobody asked for.

Boring .

As a number of other people have said this show is initially very confusing.

The timeline is confusing and frustrating .

Very confusing and shallow writing.

Sapkowsky gave the plot on the plate and it was interesting, logical and entertaining, smart.

But we can't look past poor dialogues, a confusing storyline and rushed storytelling.

The unrelatable setting, poor casting, overall bad direction/acting, and lack of information establishing the fundamental rules governing this new universe, makes this show fail at delivering a believable or even enjoyable experience.

Confusing?

Fantasy world created on a larger scale purely shows the ancient world of Magic, Wizards, Sorcerers, Curses, Mages, Prophecies etc. Despite having a different experience and different in a good way I still had mixed feelings about the show as there were some underwhelming aspects which follows, Timelines: The Witcher showcases the past & present events both running simultaneously and at times it was very confusing as an audience to bifurcate which events were from past and vice versa.

Her acting is bland, boring, and let's face it, she isn't as beautiful as this role requires.

This is my first review on IMDB because usually I wouldn't care for sharing my opinion but for all of the repetitive "this story is so disjointed" comments I've seen I just HAD to try and give my two cents.

Boring .

Enjoyable without being great .

Im sure the game was much more enjoyable.

I'm at episode 7 and honestly I'm bored af, watched 3 episodes while I was on my phone.. I want my time back.

Everything else is ravishing, intriguing and immersive.

Kind of entertaining, though.

Otherwise it is boring.

Keep falling asleep, dont care for the characters and the story.

Very predictable - I knew immediately ogre which was actually a gorgeous women.

The part about the time jumping and confusing chronology though: kind of a big factor in what this series could have been vs what it turned out to be.

The first episode I found hard to follow and I didn't enjoy it.

The pacing is terrible, the dialogue is contrived, and the plot 'twists' are, well, no more than slight turns (and always in a predictable way).

Please don't waste your time.

I am still trying to figure out if this show is worth watching it all the way through?

It has a stellar cast, great writing and is very intriguing and entertaining.

Boring as hell .

Some TV shows are entertaining enough.

I'm a huge fan of the Witcher RPG games so I had high hopes for this show after watching three episodes I could barely even watch anymore it is extremely weird and extremely boring.

Nothing is done right, timeline is especially confusing.

If you watch this you will be bored throughout apart from the times you laugh at how stupid something is I cant believe there are people who see this and think that this is ok or in any way acceptable let alone the masterpiece some people have been describing it as, giving shows like this high ratings gives incentive to these production companies to keep churning out garbage because it makes money.

It was dumb, stupid, insulting, pandering and boring.

the timeline is so confusing and the characters' emotional ties to one another changes every 5 mins.

I wanted to really like this and I did for the most part but it was really confusing couldn't keep up with the timeline.

Instead of making the show deep and meaningful, with actual historical references that were present in the books, they went with boring and unnecessary cultural appropriation.

Maybe the books are better than the show, I wouldn't know, but you shouldn't require the viewer to read them in order to understand what's going on in the world's most confusing, jumbled storyline.

The plot is amazing, the main characters feel fleshed out and intriguing, and the world feels lived in.

But still it's a pretty fun and enjoyable show to watch.

Confusing Timeline .

i'm a witcher video game player and i find it very enjoyable.

Though I enjoyed it overal there was just sooo much wrong.

Cavill's attempt to mimic the video game's monotone gravel is so dull and poorly done that it almost seems like it's joke.

Characters are great but over all boring

Engaging fantasy that needs better development and plotting .

Some say that this a Confusing time line ....

This is a worst movie of my life...

People bashing the "confusing" nature of the flashbacks must not understand that there are no flashbacks.

Anything following the Witcher himself was entertaining, funny and exciting.

While Triss is mostly confusing visually, Istredd-- is missing some of the intensity his book archetype possessed.

Many unnecessary changes from the Books source plot pointsVery rushed Short Stories that felt very bland and wasn't able to capture the soul of the books.

Constant timeline jumps are incredibly confusing .

It's a thrilling show & definitely worth to watch can't wait till season 2 comes available

The timeline is hard to follow which just makes is feel choppy.

The plot starts off thinly and quickly turns into a confusing mess that goes all over the place.

Overall a good show and still enjoyable

A bit confusing at first with the different time lines but very engrossing not to mention the fight scenes are fantastic.

Characters are so poorly made and ruined by political agenda of the writersOverall big disappointment, 4 stars for some enjoyable scenes and Well done action

Confusing !.

Very enjoyable show!...

Entertaining but confusing timeline .

It's a totally different story, very entertaining if you are into that kind of stuff, which I am, with a lot of weird creatures, bizarre characters, and good battles.

The confusion could be solved by adding text that says Past, Present, and Future of the overall plot...

I know I'm going to received a lot of flack over this review BUT I am finding "The Witcher" more enjoyable than "Game of Thrones" (which I loved, BTW).

Poor and disjointed storytelling and pacing .

The second episode really kicked up a gear and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Must be fans of the books that score this waste of time series above average, and if you give this a 10 you are clueless.

The storyline is a mess, they tried to jump the timelines making it quite boring and confusing even for someone that played the games and knows the characters.

confusing mess .

she is a bit too bland, moreover, why didn't they go with red hair?

To everyone saying that this series is incomprehensible or confusing.

For the uninitiated the first few episodes will leave some questions, while for those familiar with the books it'll have some small annoyances, like the engaging but confusing Ciri story line.

It's entertaining, and once I got through a few episode made I realized it's done more in the style of the Mandalorian where we follow the main character through a sprawling world on a different adventure with different characters and creatures in each episode.

Confusing .

) is an extremely entertaining new series set in a world known as The Continent and consisting of a collection of creatures: humans, elves, mages, monsters and most importantly, witchers.

Confusing newcomers and baffling regulars, the series opens up with three different time periods, offering us A-plot/B-plot or even A/B/C-plot structure in almost every episode.

The world is stunning, visually enticing.

The combo between the barb and the Witcher was some of the most meaningful and riveting dynamics I've seen in many years and the development of the witch is intriguing.

Witcher is just way overhyped, too low budget looking and too confusing to be rated a good TV show.

I mean sure if your only goal is to look at him, you will be rewarded as I think in all 8 episodes he is shirtless at some point and he definitely broods but his character and and acting are boring.

Confusing plot .

dont waste ur time...

No story .

Problems;Confusing plot.

Will push your adrenaline .

This started out great, then got confusing and lost me .

Enjoyable...

Tedious.

Storylines seem super rushed and it's hard to follow the plot.

Season one, episode one, didn't bother to establish comfort for those new to the story, just confusion as scene after scene, character after character is thrown into the mix.

And waste of my time.

8 star just because is hard to follow the plot ,if you didnt read the book.

Character other than the Super Man is not charming at all, so pale and pointless.

Really Good Show, worth watching .

Terrible acting, predictable dialogues and incredibly shallow and plain characters.

I said the story is entertaining.

the back and forth sometimes got very confusing and I lost track for a while of what was going on.

Just boring .

I would say that its always enjoyable with its ups and downs and I would highly recommend it.

Ruined by a confusing timeline and the show fails to make you care about other characters.

I can recommend this stunning masters piece and kudos to all that have been involved making it.

I gotta admit I was pleasantly surprised to see that the show is actually watchable, and even entertaining for the most part.

Even though the timeline gets a little confusing by the middle and the CGI is a little cringe inducing...

However, the different timelines in the story are kind of confusing (at least that's the case for me, a person who has only played the 3rd game and has no idea about the things that happened before that game, I haven't read the books either).

Waste of Time .

Every episode seems disjointed from the one before and new characters appear out of nowhere, while others disappear for now.

The first two episodes were so boring that I almost decided to skip it.

Turns out that I was missing out on something very enjoyable.

I love that this season has a story whilst also building setup for another season, which after watching the show I realized is what most people were excited for, but I thought this season does a good job at creating setup, but being enjoyable and immersive enough to be a good first season.

He's this feared fighter but he gets owned in literally almost every fight (apart from when fighting random males), the story throws in literally every single fairy tale cliché that it can bastardise and the woke virtue signalling and agenda promotion builds and builds until it becomes nauseating.

I was very much looking forward to this series as I had played the witcher 3 the wild hunt on ps4 and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Also the geography Of the fighting is fascinating not everyone can do that.

Story: Has enough depth and material to really bring a fantasy world to life, all the while engaging the viewer to stick to, despite the many negatives as mentioned below.

The different timelines were a bit too confusing and so on...

I do not understand all the fuss about this series, it is so boring that I had to forward most of the episodes to get it through it.

Confusing Timeline, Weak Story Connection, Bad Character Choosing .

This tv-series is boring, with too much unnecessary magic...

), I thoroughly enjoyed it.

That aside it's an enjoyable show with a good cast.

The series is intriguing and takes you on an thrilling journey of which one can't get enough.

Although many were annoyed by the lack of clarity in the shows storyline, I found it to be an enjoyable mystery that drew me into the world.

It is hard to follow the story line and even if you can follow, the story is rather dull.