Netflix's 'The Witcher' Is Here and Everyone's Arguing About If It's Any Good
As of press time, The Witcher review scores are all over the map — on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Twitter — with critics either dolling out some words of high praise or ugly green splats of disgust.
Currently, The Witcher is rocking just a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, though the Audience Score is sitting better at 88%. On Metacritic, the show is in the yellow, right now sitting at only a 53 Metascore.
As for the bad, EW ran its review with this blunt headline, "Netflix's The Witcher is nakedly terrible," with the critic writing, "Alas, my destiny is to never watch this borefest ever again."
Among the other haters was The Hollywood Reporter, whose review stated, "Will you like The Witcher if you're a curious neophyte? Maybe, but you have to be patient with it, and if that's not your job, the outsized amusements may not be worth the convoluted build-up."
But for every bad review, there seems to be a good one. IndieWire wrote, "The batshit energy driving a slew of increasingly odd choices makes for a pretty entertaining spectacle."
The AV Club also titled its review, "Netflix's The Witcher is a lot more fun once it stops pretending it's the next Game of Thrones," stating, "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."
Of course, though, the real judge is usually peanut gallery over on Twitter, so we've cobbled together some Witcher reaction — both good and bad — for you below.
Whether you like The Witcher or not, get ready for more, as it's already been renewed for a second season.
WE DON'T WANT #TheWitcherNetflix TO BE THE NEXT GAME OF THRONES WE DON'T WANT THE WITCHER TO BE THE NEXT GAME OF THRONES WE DON'T WANT THE WITCHER TO BE THE NEXT GAME OF THRONES YOU BRAINLESS SIMPLETONS— Yennefer's electric strap (@giornoofrivia) December 20, 2019
So ended up binging all of Witcher and it's an easy 9/10 for me. The way everything came together in the final few EPs was amazing and atleast the cliffhanger for season 2 wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Great casting and the overall narrative so far has been really good. pic.twitter.com/XvCetvXBTx— Sid (@8MANSid) December 20, 2019
*insert multiple orgasms here* pic.twitter.com/KLrSJO0Ijv— lilith 𖤐 WITCHER DAY POSSIBLE SPOILERS (@yenskhaleesi) December 20, 2019
Absolutely loving The #Witcher so far. It captures the brutality of the world so well and the cast is absolutely fantastic, Henry is perfect as Geralt 👌— Lauren (@Umbralycoris) December 20, 2019
Trying so hard not to binge but it's so good 😭 pic.twitter.com/3dIdhfcjwt
Why can't we just stop comparing shit? The Witcher has been released after months of hard work and all people can do is compare it to other things. Just praise it for what it is. If you have issues with it, fine. But don't base those off of what GoT did and didn't do.— cel (@nymeriastxr) December 20, 2019
People. The Witcher is Conan meets Mad Max: Fury Road.— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) December 20, 2019
The witcher is the kind of TV shows that you would wanna erase ur memory just to watch it again for the first time, I'm only in ep 3 and honestly I don't wanna finish it, yewp it's that good idk maybe I'm exaggerating because Im a big fan of the game.#TheWitcherNetflix pic.twitter.com/npeR1XON0d— HIKA (@HIKAKED) December 20, 2019
The Witcher series is so goddamn awful and I hate it, but I give them that it's awful in ways I couldn't ever guessed an adaptation can be so awful in.— Xanax the Preachy Fuck (@MightyXanax) December 20, 2019
I'm on Episode 4 of the Witcher Netflix show right now and while I have good things to say about this, as a book reader, I hate a lot of the changes.— Jinzee (@PB_Jinzee) December 20, 2019
Full review after I watched the whole thing but I can guarantee that you will enjoy this more if you have NOT read the books.