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.

Did you see The Witcher? What did you think of Season one? Let’s talk about it in the comments or on social media!
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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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TV Review: Supernatural Season 1

Usually my Saturday posts consist of a review of some movie. Today I decided I would mix it up a little bit. There are a few movies that I could review, for example Hobbs & Shaw. I saw it last night and overall, it wasn’t that bad.

Today however, I wanted to talk about one of my favourite TV shows that is coming to an end this year. That’s right…Supernatural is finally coming to an end after its 15th season on air.

I started following the show during its 10th season, and it took me about a month to watch seasons 1-9 to catch up to what was on air.

I decided to give each season its own review because this will be my one and only chance to really talk about the show.

Each Saturday will get its own season review. The final season will air on television before I get to finish all of the reviews, but I’ll also be throwing a predictions post when it is closer to the air date of the show.

Without further adieu ladies and gentlemen, my first of many Supernatural season reviews.

Season 1 of the show is a little rough, I’m not going to lie. That doesn’t make it a bad thing though, cause who expects pure gold from a TV show in its first season?

We get introduced to Sam and Dean, the two Winchester brothers and the main characters of the show, and we follow them along their path to find their dad who has been missing on a hunting trip.

Not a regular hunting trip though, more like a supernatural creature hunting trip.

Yep, we find out that Sam and Dean and their dad hunt those things that go bump in the night.

We get introduced to wendigos, demons, and dozens of other creepy and crawly things.

What do I like the most about this first season though? The fact that it’s basically just another CSI or other Detective type TV show, this one just has a twist to it.

I’ve always kind of wondered if this show would be as succesful as it was if it started this year, and I’m not really sure.

I know it’s not the best season of television to ever air, but I think it’s got a unique enough spin to it that I think it would do okay. At least from what I know, there are no other shows quite like Supernatural, where we have two brothers driving across the country hunting down ghosts and ghouls.

The first season helps build up the limitless potential though. Since we are introduced to a bunch of different creatures, we know that there are countless other things we can be introduced to along the way. We get monsters from different countries, cultures, religions and beliefs, and Season 1 does a good job of showing us these monster.

I have to tip my hat to the writers and researchers for this show though, because some of my favourite episodes are the ones that feature common myths or urban legends like Bloody Mary. I think its the subtle connections to things I am familiar with that helps cement Supernatural as one of my favourite shows.

One thing that Season 1 has a bit of a hard time doing though is setting up the tone of the show. This is the first season, so it’s not going to live or die by all the rules set in these episodes, but it does play a pretty big part in what comes after. Some episodes are funny, some scary, Some are action packed and some are more light hearted, while others overly dramatic.

It’s not a bad thing, and having watched the rest of the show I think Supernatural sort of blends them all together in a nice way, showing audiences it can do a bit of everything, but in the first season its just tough to get a proper feeling for what the show will be.

Luckily for the first season, they figured out the brotherly banter between Sam and Dean and showed it perfectly.

Brothers fight, brothers argue, and brothers get along. If you have a sibling you now how it is. One minute you want to knock them over the head with a chair, and the next minute you are best friends.

The two of them fit this dynamic perfectly, which grows in strength and interest as the series continues.

This plays nicely into the overall season arc, with the brothers hunting the demon that killed their Mother. Being joined by their hunter Dad, who is teased well throughout the series and plays a shadowy figure to the regular characters, the series begins to find direction and has a decent enough finale. The cliffhanger is slightly poor but there is enough interest to keep you watching.