TV Show Review: The Witcher

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Hello my dear watchers, today I am genuinely confused. Not because I am trying to solve some sort of impossible math equation, but because I am shocked that I didn’t do a review of The Witcher already.

For some reason I have the memory of writing a review for The Witcher, and I have memories of looking for pictures and tweeting about it all, but I can’t find anything.

It literally does not exist, so clearly some part of me made up the idea that I did write a review.

Well, it is better late than never I guess, so here it is…a review of the first season of The Witcher.

I haven’t been able to read any of the books yet, but from watching some of the video games and doing a bit of my own research, I knew enough of The Witcher story for the show to make some sense.

I know for some people it was pretty confusing because they didn’t understand the overall story of the world.

I’m glad the show didn’t explain it all though. They could have created an entire season that explains witches and monsters and all the different aspects of the world, but that would have ruined it.

It would have ruined the flow of the story and none of it is hard to understand at its simplest elements.

There are monsters in the world, there are mages, and there are these magical warrior guys called Witchers.

Simple. If you can’t accept that, then maybe you shouldn’t be watching the show.


There are three main points of the show that I focused on when I was watching.
The Overall Story
The Three Timelines
The 3 Main Characters

There is an obvious amount of overlap between the three main points, but they all have their own points of discussion that I wanted to bring them up.


Let’s start with the overall story.

There’s not much to it really, if you pick apart all the extra pieces. The main story focuses on Geralt looking for Ciri, and vice versa.

They each have their reasons to look for each other, but at the end of the day that is the core of it so far. We know the Nilfgaardians are slowly taking over more and more lands, and that’s why Ciri has been running for her life, but we don’t know much else right now.

I like how much story we got in season one. It’s short and sweet, but it is supplemented well by the side stories.

Season one also felt like a video game in a way because we follow Geralt in his different quests and journeys.

They aren’t all focused on finding Ciri, so it sort of feel like we are doing a few different quests to supplement the main quest.


Having three different timelines was a bit confusing at first. It took me a little while to realize that we were following three different stories happening at different times.

Geralt and Yennefer’s begin years before Ciri is even born, and Ciri’s probably over a few weeks or months.

Yennefer’s and Geralt’s stories overlap quite a bit, and even go side by side for some time. They’re both much older than they look, so they have lived a long time.

Yennefer took a bit of a back seat in my opinion to Geralt this season, but that might just be from the sheer skill and screen presence that Henry Cavill has whenever he was shown.

If you can get past the potentially confusing timelines, then I think you get a nice story of the world with just enough backstory to hook you in.


Like I mentioned, Geralt, Jennifer and Ciri are the main characters.

I didn’t really like Ciri in this season because I don’t think she was given much to do. She was sort of just on the run the whole time, and I didn’t like that the way it developed her character.

I didn’t like anything about Yennefer. I didn’t like her story, character development, or her actress honestly. I don’t think she fully embraced Jennifer, the character who desired power above all else, and regretted it right after.

I don’t think we really saw that change. Instead I think she just went from a character that wanted all the power in the world, and wanted to be beautiful while having it, to someone who was even more selfish, and wanted to re-do her whole decision.

Geralt was Geralt. I kind of assumed he would just be the grumpy dad type that was a sweetheart deep down.

I wasn’t a big fan of Henry Cavill before The Witcher, but I think he did a good job of capturing the hardened type that Geralt is.

He didn’t have much of a story when it comes to character development, other than he just wanted to sleep peacefully.


Overall, I thought the first season of The Witcher was great. I think some of the weaknesses of the show were saved by some of the strengths.

Plus if you add in the catchy tune, I think the season was quite a success.

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TV Show Review: Chernobyl

Hello again dear watchers, and welcome to another TV show review. This week I am going to take a look at Chernobyl, a 2019 HBO original that was both awe inspiring and dreadful at the same time.


I watched Chernobyl over a number of months, which didn’t affect my review in any way, other than maybe benefiting it.

I knew the general story of Chernobyl because of being a history nerd, or at least I thought I knew about it.

It only took one episode, but I quickly learned how much I didn’t know about the event. I sat there with a sense of anxiety in my chest that I had never felt before. Even though I knew things ended up fairly okay after the event, I was stressed and worried over what was happening.

Most “based off of a true story” shows or movies are good because you probably haven’t heard of the true story, so it’s all new to you. In Chernobyl’s case, it’s a true story that I had heard about, but the show still managed to make me feel stress and anxiety during some scenes that weren’t that stressful.

That was the biggest reason I kept watching the show (other than my internal need to finish anything I start).

Whoever wrote the scripts for Chernobyl, my hat goes off to you because you did a fantastic job.


There was one emotion that I never felt during any of the six episodes, and that was happiness.

There was not one moment in the show that I was happy something had happened, or didn’t happen, and I think that was intentional.

There was nothing happy about that event, and the show did a good job of making viewers feel anything but.

There was moments of relief, where a big threat was overcome, but I wasn’t happy about it per se, because there was so much more going on that was awful.

The whole season you just feel a sense of dread hanging over you because of the pain, suffering, and death that is happening around the characters.

People are sent into areas that should kill them in an instant, others are climbing onto rooftops, knowing they will likely die, and pilots fly over radiated smoke, all right before your eyes.


I think what makes part of the show so dreadful, but captivating, is that I didn’t quite understand what radiation could do to someone.

I knew it could be harmful, and cause countless forms of mutations, diseases, and who knows what other health problems, but I never really understood the scale or the science to it.

Reading articles and watching videos after the fact, I know that what the show portrayed is different than what actually happened.

People didn’t really turn into fleshy goop people, but that’s what people who were involved with Chernobyl perceived them to be.

It was a terrifying event that nobody had ever seen before, and to a lot of people, the worst thing they had ever experienced.


Overall, I loved the show, and there wasn’t a whole lot wrong with it. I could nit-pick about small things here and there, but my only real issue was that it was in English.

I didn’t want British actors who looked like they were Russian, I wanted Russians that were speaking the language. I wanted to read the subtitles, I wanted to be submerged into the story more fully.

I’m not sure if that would have made the show better, worse, or not changed anything, but I think that the story deserved it.


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TV Review: Supernatural Season 12

Hello again dear watchers of television, and welcome to the long-waited review of Supernatural Season 12.

It’s been a hot minute since I posted a Supernatural Season review, because I’ve wanted to throw a few movie reviews at you in the meantime.


I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but this is the end of Supernatural as I enjoy it. This is where, to me, Supernatural ends, and a show that has been on air too long begins.

Even this season has plenty of episodes that make me roll my eyes because the story is growing more desperate.

I get that its hard to keep writing enemies for a show like this. I mean Lucifer, Demons, Angels, The Darkness. It’s all been done, and the threats have been getting worse and worse…but the writers sure love using Lucifer.

I get he is a good villain, and his portrayal in the show is done very well, but do we really need to be having this back and forth relationship with him? I mean he’s Lucifer, the brothers have stopped him plenty of times, so why is it that he keeps coming back?

The back and forth between doing whats right and doing whats proper grows increasingly more annoying as the show goes on.

The brothers push the boundaries of friend and foe more and more, but are hypocritical of others who do it.


It’s hard to be a true fan at these moments, and I find it harder to enjoy the villains when it seems like they are dragged out of some writer’s ass because they ran out of ideas.

The main story episodes are the only issue I really have with the show though.

The episodes that don’t advance the main plot are increasingly better and better. They aren’t all great, but I think they are all good.

They’re similar to the basic Cop show plot lines, but the monster twists are a nice touch, and we often get a nice little twist of some sort to make them more enjoyable.

I think Season 12 gives us the best supplementary episode in the entire show: Regarding Dean.

My words couldn’t do it enough justice, but seeing Jensen Ackles portray Dean as he slowly loses all memory of himself is probably the best episode of television that I have ever seen.

Seeing him lose his memory in the mirror with each line he tells himself still sends chills down my spine and I have seen it a half dozen times.


I love Supernatural as a whole, but I feel as if the longer the show goes, the more of an injustice the story is for Sam, Dean and Castiel.

The big threat in Season 12 is a birth. The brother’s are trying to stop the birth of Lucifer’s son..because the Nephilim that would be born would be stronger than almost anyone the brothers have fought before.

It opens up an interesting debate about nature vs. nurture. Is the child going to be inherently evil just because he is Lucifer’s son, or can it learn to be good for the world, instead of destroying it.

As interesting as the debate is, it’s lost amongst the search for Kelly Kline as she is on the run, Princes of Hell which were never mentioned before this Season, and Lucifer’s constant annoyance in being the lonely and sad archangel that he is.

Lucifer has always been one of the weakest parts of the show to me, because he’s just in it to show off. He could have won plenty of times, but he doesn’t want to win…he wants others to know that he CAN win, and that’s how he gets off.

It’s an annoying character trait that becomes too prominent in the show, and it stays around for too long.


Supernatural Season 12 is a good Season in the grand scheme of things, but it is the end of the show for me. The struggle to hold up a show that has been going on for too long is apparent in the season, and it only gets worse from there…you don’t want to get me started on Season 13. Spoiler for that review: I didn’t like it.


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TV Review: The Mandalorian

Hello again dear readers, or I guess watchers in this case. Today’s TV Show review will be about the very popular Mandalorian show that aired on DisneyPlus.

I’ve been a bit hesitant with Star Wars content recently, and I was on the fence about whether I would like The Mandalorian or not. There was a lot of hype surrounding it, but that could have been Disney doing a hell of a job marketing it. It wouldn’t be the first time a show was overhyped and didn’t lead up to people’s expectations.

I borrowed my brothers DisneyPlus account the morning that each episode came out, and the longer the season went on, the faster I clicked on that episode.

I was hooked!

The show had everything I was hoping for, and had so few of the things I feared about it.

There was one reason I enjoyed it so much, and it is the same reason I loved Rogue One…there are no Jedi.

The Jedi ruin star wars for me. I don’t have an exact reason as to why that is, and I’ve tried to think of why I don’t like.

I think it is because of one simple aspect of storytelling.

Convenience.

Movie plots should not run off of conveniences. Random events should not happen in a story just for the sake of advancing the plot. That’s sloppy and bad storytelling.

When Jedi are involved, the Force often follows right behind them…and with the Force we get conveniences.

Now, Star Wars gets a bit of a pass with convenience because the Force tells them things are happening, or guides them to make certain decisions.


It annoys me when that happens, and the Jedi are the worst for it.

When there are no Jedi involved in a Star Wars movie or TV show, there are a lot less conveniences, and the story just becomes a great Space Action movie.


The Mandalorian is great because its a mix of different genres.

It has a bit of mystery, lots of action, a western feel to a lot of the episodes, some heist moments, and plenty of good gun fights.

There was so much going on in the show through its 8-episode run, but none of it feels out of place. The entire story is short, and a lot of people, including myself, wanted more.

A number of the episodes seemed to not contribute to the overall story much, and despite being great in their own right, sort of stood from the main story.

By the end of the story, we know they are all pretty well connected, but people still wanted more.

Its a bit greedy wanting more episodes, but I think we all know there will be future seasons.

The show was immensely popular, and the ending of the season leaves a bit of a cliffhanger for what’s coming up next.


In terms of the look and feel, the entire show is amazing. I don’t want to go too deep into the baby Yoda memes, or any of the characters, because I am sure you all have your opinions.

To keep it simple, I want to just talk about Mando himself.

I think he is a fantastic character, and Pedro Pascal does a fantastic job of portraying him.

There are plenty of characters that are well done through the show, but Mando stands out by a lot.

We follow his perspective almost the entire movie, and we get to see his story unfold before us.

Sometimes over ten minutes goes by before we even hear him speak, but it doesn’t feel out of place. You don’t feel wanting or like the show is missing dialogue…it seems completely normal.


Overall, I would give the show an 8.5. It had brilliant moments, and some beautiful looking shots, alongside the great acting.

My biggest complaint is just the story. It’s a bit lacking in real story depth, and we take a few too many steps away from the main story in such a short period of time.

Otherwise, there are no complaints, The show got me hooked nice and fast, and I cannot wait until Season 2 comes out.

Have you seen the Mandalorian yet? What were your thoughts?

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Supernatural Season 9 Review

Season 9 of Supernatural is probably one of my more favourite seasons, because this season we get two big bad guys instead of the usual one.

Heaven and hell are both a mess. Hell is in the midst of a civil war between Abaddon and Crowley, who just barely escaped Sam curing him and isn’t too fond of anything other than getting his next hut of human blood.

Abaddon, though nearly impossible to kill without the First Blade and the Mark of Cain, is having a tough time overthrowing Crowley and his hordes of demons.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Heaven is divided between different factions of angels who just want to get back to Heaven, but Metatron and his growing forces control the gates.


The rifts tearing Heaven and Hell apart are some of the best parts of the season. We get to see a bus with a lady’s church choir take on a motorcycle gang in a heavenly battle, and the lady’s choir comes out on top.

We see demon on demon fighting, and even Crowley puts in a fight or two over the course of the season.


Season 9 seems to have found its stride again after tripping up with Season 8. We get more of the charming Winchester relationship, Charlie and her shenanigans (which I personally wanted more of), and we get to see Castiel in his finest moments (as a full-fledged human being).

The characters in Supernatural have been the driving force of the show’s success from the early seasons. Compelling bad guys, lovable good guys, and great character dynamics have been some of the best parts of the show.

That…and the Winchesters bouncing off of each-other is great too.

When you think of Supernatural, humour isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind, but it is one of the best parts of the show.

There are multiple times where I’ve caught myself laughing out loud at something Dean says or does. I find he is the funnier of the two brothers, but their interactions with each other can often be hilarious.


To give a brief summary of the season (SPOILERS), Sam and Dean need to find a way to kill Abaddon, which leads Dean to get the Mark of Cain. They can kill Metatron, if they could get their hands on him.

After the events of last season, Sam is left on Death’s door, and Dean makes a deal with the angel Gadreel to possess Sam, in exchange for healing Sam back to full strength.

Dean doesn’t tell Sam this at first (typical) and eventually Gadreel joins Metatron’s side of the fight. Castiel gets his grace back, and together the three of them kill Abaddon and successfully stop Metatron by destroying the angel tablet…but Dean is killed in the process.


Within the entire season…one of my biggest issues with the show becomes a big issue for the brothers.

IF THEY JUST SAID 2 WORDS TO EACH OTHER ABOUT WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING THEIR LIVES WOULD BE 1000X EASIER!

I mean come on. It’s not like it’s the first time they’ve done this either, but the two macho men need to retain their macho man status, and that means they can’t tell the other when something is going wrong.

I understand with nine seasons of a show, it gets pretty tough to come up with original content while still making sense, but I find this to be just sloppy writing, plain and simple.

I’m not trying to bash the writers at all, I think they do a fantastic job of coming up with new creatures and monsters every season, with tons of lore for each of them.

My issue is that these moments of eye rolling repetitiveness is what makes the show hard to watch at times.


Overall, I enjoyed the season. It has a great story, great new character introductions, and there is an actual goal of the season. There’s not some ambiguous “enemy” to defeat, instead there are two very real ones.

There’s also a good set-up for next season with Dean’s ending this season. If I had to give it a score out of 10, I’d probably give it about a 7.5. It’s not the best, but overall it’s pretty damn good.

Supernatural Season 8 Review

Last we saw the brothers, Dean got sucked into Purgatory along side Castiel after stopping Dick Roman and the Leviathan.

A lot of people are not fans of the Leviathan, but like I mentioned before, I didn’t mind them at all. What’s a bit upsetting about them though is that they are just forgotten after that.

They are brought up for a moment, but sort of brushed off, so hypothetically there could be a Leviathan or two lying low somewhere, but they don’t appear in Season 8 at all.


Season 8 starts with a bit of a bumpy road for the brothers and Cass. Dean escapes from Purgatory (were we ever really worried?), but Castiel doesn’t, and we don’t know why at first.

Sam on the other hand has had a pretty easy year. While Dean was fighting for his life day in and day out, Sam moved in with a girl, Amelia, and they started a life together.

This obviously causes a bit of a rift between Sam and Dean because Sam took their brotherly pact to not rescue each other anymore too seriously, and Dean won’t let him live it down.

Over time, the brothers obviously figure out their differences, but they get stuck in some of the awkward seasons…the ones with no real bad guys to fight.

Yes, they go about their regular hunting activities, and in Season 8 the brothers are trying to use the Demon tablet to close the Gates of Hell, but that’s the only “bad guy.” The task of closing the Gates of Hell.

Obviously it isn’t an easy task, but there is no Lucifer, Dick Roman, or an Apocalypse to stop. All they have to do is complete the three trials and the Gates of Hell are closed forever.

The first two trials go down fairly easily, but the third one would kill Sam if he is able to complete it. He is literally moments away from doing it, prepared to die to save countless people from Demons in the future, but of course Dean stops him because Sammy’s life is worth more than the thousands of people that die from demons throughout the rest of the show.


It’s an annoying feature of the show, that the brothers will always find a way to stop the other from giving their lives to save the world.

I get that the two brothers want to save people together, and it would be difficult to go on without the other, but they are hunters. It is their family business to save people…so why can’t they save people.

All it would have taken was one sacrifice, Sam’s life, and the demons would have been trapped for eternity. Hell, Dean could have even found a way to resurrect Sam after he had died.

On the other side of things, Castiel helps out Metatron, the scribe of God perform three tasks to open the Gates of heaven, but little does he know that the trials are actually giving Metatron control over Heaven, and casting all angels out of Heaven and onto Earth.


This is a nice set up for next season, which is one of my more favourite seasons, because Metatron isn’t a threat when you look at him. He’s a pretty weak looking angel, that would probably lose in a fight to Castiel, but Metatron has one weapon to help him out.

The Angel Tablet.

With the help of the Angel Tablet, Metatron has near Godly powers…or so it will be.

We are also introduced to Abbadon in Season 8, the last remaining Knight of Hell (an elite Demon created by Lucifer and nearly unbeatable).

Sam and Dean have some troubles with her but ultimately they find a way to contain her, before they release her and she is on the loose again. By the end of the season we get two bad guys set up for the next season, which is a first in the show.

One ultimate demon, one ultimate angel vs. two semi-regular humans and their can-do attitude.


We get another big reveal this season, that really adds a new feature to the show We get introduced to the Men of Letters and their bunker. This gives Sam and Dean a “home” which they haven’t had since their dad dragged them into the hunting lifestyle.

It’s nice seeing the brothers have a recurring setting, and without Bobby around, have resources available to do the research they need to on every crazy monster they encounter.

The Men of Letters is a great addition to the show in my opinion, and their story fits nicely into the overall story.


Overall this season isn’t that bad. It has some flaws and it’s missing a lot, but I don’t think there is a lot wrong with it.

I find most of these later seasons are at least half-decent. Some of them are great, some of them are okay, but none of them are overly bad.

Supernatural Season 7 Review

Season 7 of Supernatural is very polarizing from what I can tell. Reading comments and blogs online shows that the Leviathans are a it or miss addition to the show.

Some people dislike them, and believe Season 7 is sort of a waste because they really aren’t that good of an enemy to the Winchesters, and the overall season isn’t very well written.

I don’t disagree with that statement. It’s not the best season overall. There are a lot of deus ex machina situations, and it feels like the writers for this season were trying to hang on to the past.

Personally, I like the idea of the Leviathans. They were an overwhelming enemy that really didn’t have a way to be permanently defeated, but they were sort of left in the dust.

The brothers ended up defeating Dick Roman, the Leviathan head honcho, and a few others along the way, but Dick was the only one they actually killed.

I would have liked the Leviathans to be more of a long-term enemy like Angels and Demons are. They are both enemies at different times throughout the series, and allies at other times too.

Leviathans could defeat both Angels and Demons, and were honestly better in mostly every aspect, other than they were temporary.

Now technically there are some Leviathans still out there, so we may see a revival of them in the upcoming final season, but I doubt that is the case.

Overall? The season could be better.

There weren’t a lot of interesting side hunts this season, and the ones that we did get pointed to the Leviathan a decent amount of the time.

Do I dislike the season? Not at all. I think it had a good amount of storytelling, and we got a lot of emotions from the brothers when dealing with Bobby, who turns into a ghost this season.

In my opinion, some of the strongest parts of the show aren’t when the brothers end up killing some monster or stopping some world-ending threat. I think some of the strongest moments are when the brothers show their vulnerable side, opening up about how scared they are, or how they doubt themselves, because it makes them more human. It makes them more relatable.

The one part of this season that I disliked the most though was the side characters. Two more specifically. We get introduced to Frank, who is a conspiracy nut and a computer wizard, and he helps the brothers out when they need to get off the grid.

He’s around for a bit, but then suddenly disappears from the show and we don’t get mention of him again. He’s assumed to be dead and eaten by the Leviathan, but the Winchesters don’t say much about it and Frank gets lost in the grand scheme of 14 seasons.

The other is Kevin Tran. Now Kevin becomes a very important character in future seasons, which I am totally fine with. He adds a nice touch to the show and he becomes a member of the Winchester’s proxy family. What I don’e like about him this season is his introduction.

He comes into the show with only a couple of episodes left, and he becomes this necessary piece to stopping the Leviathan.

If he had been introduced even halfway through the show I wouldn’t be upset about it, but I am not a fan of characters being introduced near the end of a season, just for them to be a key piece in stopping whatever world-ending threat is out there.

IF the character had been built up to, or the Winchesters had been on the hunt for them for a while, or even if there was some mention of it, then I am much more okay with this character’s late introduction.

My problem comes from when these characters appear literally out of the blue to save the day. To me that’s just lazy story telling.