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The Witcher 

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

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Lauren Schmidt
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Friday, December 20, 2019

A terrifying pack of foes lays Geralt low. Yennefer and her fellow mages prepare to fight back. A shaken Ciri depends on the kindness of a stranger.


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Series cast summary:
Henry Cavill ...  Geralt of Rivia 8 episodes, 2019
Freya Allan ...  Ciri 8 episodes, 2019
Anya Chalotra ...  Yennefer 7 episodes, 2019
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Fringilla 7 episodes, 2019
Mecia Simson ...  Francesca 7 episodes, 2021
Eamon Farren ...  Cahir 6 episodes, 2019
MyAnna Buring ...  Tissaia 5 episodes, 2019
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte ...  Dara 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Levy ...  Mousesack 5 episodes, 2019
Joey Batey ...  Jaskier 4 episodes, 2019
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Stregobor 4 episodes, 2019
Royce Pierreson ...  Istredd 3 episodes, 2019
Anna Shaffer ...  Triss 3 episodes, 2019
Jodhi May ...  Queen Calanthe 3 episodes, 2019
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Eist 3 episodes, 2019
Therica Wilson-Read ...  Sabrina 3 episodes, 2019
Judit Fekete ...  Vanielle of Brugge 3 episodes, 2019
Máté Haumann ...  Field Marshall 3 episodes, 2019
Daniel Burke Daniel Burke ...  Nilfgaardian Soldier 3 episodes, 2019
Mahesh Jadu ...  Vilgefortz 2 episodes, 2019
Emma Appleton ...  Renfri 2 episodes, 2019
Josette Simon ...  Eithne 2 episodes, 2019
Maciej Musial ...  Sir Lazlo 2 episodes, 2019
Shaun Dooley ...  King Foltest 2 episodes, 2019
Anna-Louise Plowman ...  Zola 2 episodes, 2019
Tobi Bamtefa ...  Sir Danek 2 episodes, 2019
Terence Maynard ...  Artorius 2 episodes, 2019
Nóra Trokán Nóra Trokán ...  Dryad General 2 episodes, 2019
Martin Berencsy Martin Berencsy ...  Korin 2 episodes, 2019
John Wolfe ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2019
Aisha Fabienne Ross ...  Lydia van Bredevoort 2 episodes, 2021

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The Witcher is an American fantasy drama web television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than monsters and beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a special gift, the three must learn to navigate independently the increasingly volatile Continent. Written by aaltaiawy

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Henry Cavill indicated that he got in the best shape of his life for The Witcher because he wants to push the boundaries of his physique for every role. He told Entertainment Tonight, "Every time I get into shape for a movie or a TV show, it is always trying to upgrade from the last one. And my trainer Dave Rienzi pushes me to the point where it is the absolute maximum for that job. And then in between jobs we'll work to improve it and then on the next job again, try and push the envelope more. Each time, if I am doing it right, I should be in better shape." He went to add, "Because we are working in the medium of film, it is all about the aesthetic. And it is how one looks - if one looks a certain degree better than you looked previously. Some people won't notice the difference. But people like myself and Dave do. Because we're going through the finite process of changing things." Cavill underestimated the changes because fans immediately noticed the enormous upgrade in his physique once the trailer premiered at Comic Con 2019. In the trailer, Cavill appeared shirtless in one scene showing a level of muscularity and sculpting far exceeding anything he had shown in his three outings as Superman. See more »

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Henry Cavill carried the whole show
20 December 2019 | by tacotrukSee all my reviews

Now in no way is this show as bad as people thought it would nor is it as good as some of the other reviewers here think it is either. First of, Henry Cavill as Geralt is the best part of this show 100%. No doubt about that. The show is worth watching just for his portrayal. He really cares about the character and it shows. Pros: -Henry Cavill as Geralt. Can't say this enough. -The fight Choreography is just insane. GOT could have really used some of the insane fight sequences from the witcher series. -The Really amazing moments between Jaskier(Dandelion) and Geralt. They did Jaskier perfectly in my opinion. -Roach Cons: -Really bad casting choices like Triss,Foltest and the Driads. Also they butchered an entire portion from the books which was one of my favorite parts from the Last Wish actually. -Nilfgaard Armour. Like who in the right mind actually thought that it looked even remotely good. I wanted to skip the parts where they came up in the screens. -Very unfriendly to people not familiar with the books or games. This is a fan-service. Not entirely a con but you get the point. -DESTINY THIS DESTINY THAT. GOD STFU. I know destiny is a main focal point in the books but it was over done even there. I just got so tired of that word after watching for a while.

All in all its worth the watch if you're a fan of the Witcher games/books. I can't praise Henry enough for his performance though. Seriously.


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20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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