Rating (2.5 out of 5)
Summary: I look back to Season 1 of “The Witcher” and remember it fondly; it must be COVID fog. My review (https://mcratings.blog/2020/01/12/the-witcher-only-for-dorks/) was lukewarm on the show, definitely a show for the dork at heart. Season 2 of “The Witcher” takes a watchable show and turns it into a slog.
The only purpose of Season 2 was to set a path for Season 3. I had to push myself to watch the final episode. Seriously, I put it off for a week. Shows shouldn’t be a chore to finish. There was a lack of rhythm this Season and way too much chitty chat.
The show lacks the wit that existed within Season 1. Where is the fun banter between Geralt (Anya Chalotra) and Jaskier (Joey Batey)? The storylines were typical fantasy, with nothing surprising. Season 1 offered glimpses into the backstories of the major characters, which gave us tons to explore. Season 2 offers everyone talking politics of the continent, which is a snooze.
The first episode reminded me of what I liked about the show. Gleaming into characters’ backgrounds, killing monsters, and reviewing what is right and wrong. This is when the show feels good. Unfortunately, Geralt gets preachier with every scene, and I miss the backstabbing Yennifer (Anya Chalotra). Ciri (Anya Chalotra), who is now a main character, moves in out of whiney princess to brutal princess.
I won’t be watching a 3rd Season of this less than mediocre fantasy drivel.