The Witcher - The Netflix Series

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Raid » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:58 pm

I suspect it helps that the first book that I believe this season is based on, was divided up into these same stories; they're not trying to cram 800 pages of exposition into 8 hours of TV. It must be easier to write cohesive screenplays when the source material already follows an anthology structure.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:16 pm

Raid wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:58 pm
I suspect it helps that the first book that I believe this season is based on, was divided up into these same stories; they're not trying to cram 800 pages of exposition into 8 hours of TV. It must be easier to write cohesive screenplays when the source material already follows an anthology structure.
It's actually the first two books: The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. SoD is an anthology of standalone stories like TLW, and I guess they've done it because Yennefer and Ciri both feature more prominently in SoD.

But, yes, essentially each episode is a story/chapter from one of those books. There's some crossover inasmuch as they're blending Ciri chapters with Geralt/Yen chapters to keep her involved in each episode.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Maturin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:47 pm

5 episodes into this now. Still really enjoying it - it's a high quality production but has a nice pulpy, ever so slightly trashy edge to it at times. Which I've always liked when it comes to fantasy.

I don't know if it's perfectly written, but the show feels great to watch.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Medicine Man » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:10 pm

Some of the acting is pretty horrendous, but on the whole I enjoyed it in a kitschy kind of way.

The Scottish accent in the 6th episode was particularly woeful. How hard can it be to cast a wee baldy Scottish guy with a beard?! I know dozens of them.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Mantis » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm

I finished it at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it all. I had no idea what some of the references were to and had a bit of trouble the last episode but overall it was great.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Medicine Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:40 pm

Netflix have went and made a handy timeline and interactive map for everyone...

https://www.witchernetflix.com/en-gb

Wasn't that nice of them.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:22 am

That's a really pretty map, and a useful timeline! :)

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Wrathbone » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 am

Looks like the complete Hexer series from 2001 is on YouTube (Polish with English subtitles I think).

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... F606D760F4

I’ve heard its terrible but since I’m consumed by all things witchery at the moment, I may give it a go.

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Snowy » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:05 pm

All blocked on YT. I think that might be a kindness :lol:
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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Wrathbone » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:06 pm

Gahh! :(

Back to Xena, I guess.

EDIT: Although, I could get the film adaptation... :-k

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hexer-Andrzej- ... 849&sr=8-1

The first review suggests it may be a painful endeavour:
The Hexer, is a 2001 polish fantasy film based on the Witcher novels. According to Wikipedia and IMDb, this film came out in late 2001 and was considered a confusing mess. The story is all over the place and is not coherent at all. The next year in 2002, they re released the 2hr film as a 13hr TV show
A 13 hour story condensed into 2 hours has to be worth a go. :lol:

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Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

Post by Medicine Man » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:45 pm

It's like the anti-Hobbit.

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