The Witcher: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Witcher

Critics Consensus

Though the world of The Witcher at times feels only half-formed, Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.

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Critic Ratings: 83

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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Air date: Dec 20, 2019
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The Witcher: Season 1 Videos

Tv Season Info

Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

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Critic Reviews for The Witcher Season 1

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (20)

It is messy, and absurd, but also -- it is fun.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

...if it sounds like that could be fun, you're right. The Witcher has a lighthearted sense of humor.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…

The batshit energy driving a slew of increasingly odd choices makes for a pretty entertaining spectacle.

Dec 20, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

And although "The Witcher" is more fantasy balderdash, it's also somewhat addictive fantasy balderdash. Bring on the blood-spilling, the orgies, the haunted forests and wizards: It seems we can't get enough.

Dec 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

When the worst thing you can say about a series is that every episode ends up being better than the one that preceded it, that leaves an exciting amount of room to grow.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Who was that character? Which group do they belong to again? What timeline are we in? The whirlwind of scarcely explained backstory turns you into your hopelessly lost parent who just can't seem to figure out how to DVR Criminal Minds.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…
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When movies featured on RiffTrax do a better job of establishing a plot and characters than your TV show, you have a problem.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

For all its massive scale, The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three appealing main characters.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's a really entertaining fantasy epic with really charismatic characters and actors who make them so.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The Witcher, for all its convoluted inanity, manages to buck expectations of female characters in a TV fantasy series simply by writing them the way men in the genre normally are.

Jan 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Part GOT, LOTR and Harry Potter, The Witcher's first season is a winner. Henry Cavill is perfectly cast in this sexy, fantastical world with lots of potential. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I wouldn't say it's the Game of Thrones killer Netflix were wishing for, but The Witcher is still worth a watch.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Witcher: Season 1

  • 3h ago
    Henry Cavill displays a range of subtle and not so subtle expressions acting as The Witcher while, somehow, continuously maintaining a brooding demeanor. That is what first drew me in. What kept me was the odd world that was created that seems historically familiar but randomly informed by Dungeons and Dragons. I hope they can keep that feeling in the next season. It is intriguing and entertaining.
  • 3h ago
    Great fantasy series that kept my interest and left me eager for Season 2 in 2021!
  • 8h ago
    Lt hit me greatly. 很震撼,想看下一季
  • 12h ago
    A slow, empty, soulless, sometimes naive/childish version a vast, dark and rich universe, all bathed in the lamentable acting of too many characters without charisma, such a disappointment.
  • 15h ago
    The Witcher, to me, achieved a great mix between humor and serious storytelling. It was genuinely challenging to not binge-watch this show due to the connection from each episode to the next.
  • 18h ago
    Surprised at how much I liked this show. First few episodes weren't the best but show found its voice and great character development by the end.
  • 20h ago
    I was skeptical to even start the series, but I watched the entire thing on a lazy Sunday. Ate it up. It was AMAZING
  • 22h ago
    Always keeps u wanting more, especially the ending hurry up season 2
  • Jan 26, 2020
    Great show, Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill have stunning performances, the only problem I had with the show is that it does a poor job at explaining its timeline, but overall worth a watch
  • 1d ago
    ameiiii ,super recomendo.

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