Topic: The Witcher

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Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family.

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.


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So far an awesome show. I recognise my version of Geralt from the games rather than the books, and the lead made it translate well into TV. 

If you like fantasy series go check this out.

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3 episodes in, expected a dumpster fire, was pleasantly suprised at how good it is.

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Agreed. I'm a few more eps in and this series has outdone itself. I read they already picked the show up for a second season, I feel it has a lot more seasons to go as well.

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Season 1 is basically two collections of short stories cramed together and season 2 will start with Book 1 of 5.

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Orlando wrote:

Season 1 is basically two collections of short stories cramed together and season 2 will start with Book 1 of 5.

Those stories are tying it all together really nicely for me, glad they did it this way.

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Great season 1, except for the entire editing.  There is no way to tell if a scene is a flashback or not, especially when they last half the episode

Confused the hell out of me the first time.  Some one died in ep1, then had a whole story in ep4.  I thought I was watching them out of order.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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I wouldn't call them flashbacks, just three separate storylines until all of them met up at the end.

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Orlando wrote:

I wouldn't call them flashbacks, just three separate storylines until all of them met up at the end.

Well, it was bloody confusing and very silly.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:

Well, it was bloody confusing and very silly.

Confusing indeed, made worse by the fact that visibly aging over the course of decades does not seem to be a thing in this show's universe.

It was still a pretty enjoyable show though.
If we start getting adaptions of actual books instead of just short stories in season 2, this might just get quite interesting.

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I had no problem with it.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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I just could not get into it. Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually. Stopped after 10 minutes. Lost in space is more interesting to me. More episodes to boot.

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inkblot wrote:

Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually.

You have been banned from this thread for mentioning that which shall not be mentioned!

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Lollie wrote:
inkblot wrote:

Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually.

You have been banned from this thread for mentioning that which shall not be mentioned!

My apologies. I did not mean to bring up Fight Club smile

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inkblot wrote:
Lollie wrote:
inkblot wrote:

Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually.

You have been banned from this thread for mentioning that which shall not be mentioned!

My apologies. I did not mean to bring up Fight Club smile

:3

Double banned!

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I would like to award best "Fuck" ever said on TV to Geralt of Rivia after some Law of Surprise shenanigans.

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z1rra_1 wrote:

I would like to award best "Fuck" ever said on TV to Geralt of Rivia after some Law of Surprise shenanigans.

I second this.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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z1rra_1 wrote:

I would like to award best "Fuck" ever said on TV to Geralt of Rivia after some Law of Surprise shenanigans.

"But what I can offer you is the law of surprise. That which I have but don't know."
"Just get me an ale and consider your debt paid."


Wizard wrote:

I second this.

I third this.

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inkblot wrote:

I just could not get into it. Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually. Stopped after 10 minutes. Lost in space is more interesting to me. More episodes to boot.

I one hundred percent get where you're coming from. The first episode is slow and just feels like a very long cutscene of exposition from one of the games. Episode two picks up though and it's great after that.

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Wizard wrote:

Great season 1, except for the entire editing.  There is no way to tell if a scene is a flashback or not, especially when they last half the episode

Confused the hell out of me the first time.  Some one died in ep1, then had a whole story in ep4.  I thought I was watching them out of order.

I decided not to comment until I finished 1x4, which I did just now. Yes, it's a little bit confusing, but somehow it adds to the show in how well it's done... those "Aaaah, now I get it!" moments are always great. smile

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Wizard wrote:

Well, it was bloody confusing and very silly.

Confusing indeed, made worse by the fact that visibly aging over the course of decades does not seem to be a thing in this show's universe.

Yeah, "aging characters properly" is something that could have been done better. I noticed the same flaw in two other shows this year.

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inkblot wrote:

I just could not get into it. Looked like a watered down version of GOT visually. Stopped after 10 minutes.

10 full minutes? cool You might want to work on your delayed gratification skill:

The seminal research on delayed gratification – the now-famous "marshmallow experiment" – was conducted by Walter Mischel in the 1960s and 1970s at Stanford University.
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The children who waited longer, when re-evaluated as teenagers and adults, demonstrated a striking array of advantages over their peers. As teenagers, they had higher SAT scores, social competence, self-assuredness and self-worth, and were rated by their parents as more mature, better able to cope with stress, more likely to plan ahead, and more likely to use reason. They were less likely to have conduct disorders or high levels of impulsivity, aggressiveness and hyperactivity. As adults, the high delayers were less likely to have drug problems or other addictive behaviors, get divorced, or be overweight. Each minute that a preschooler was able to delay gratification translated to a .2% reduction in Body Mass Index 30 years later.

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lighton wrote:

Yeah, "aging characters properly" is something that could have been done better.

Better? At all.

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I agree with the confusing comments and the ageing with the flashbacks. My wife was really confused and gave up on it. I watched all the episodes but don't think I will bother with series 2 if there is one.

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SPOILER ALERT! cool

Henry Cavill Breaks Down The Blaviken Fight Scene Shot By Shot | The Witcher | Netflix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqlUWWg6aYo

Great video! I kinda hate to learn the tricks they've used, but now I appreciate the show even more. smile