The reviews are in on Netflix‘s “The Witcher” series (based off the novels of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski) and they have all been pretty divisive. It seems as though 50% of critics love it whereas the other 50% absolutely hated it, comparing it to “Game of Thrones” and “The Mandalorian“. Now, whereas we here at Shallow Graves absolutely adored it, some media outlets didn’t and only watched around 1-2 episodes before reviewing it. This seemed to tick off showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich a little bit.
In a tweet, when constantly asked by fans how she felt about the critical reviews, Hissrich had this to say:
“Who do I care about? ‘Professional’ critics who watched one episode and skipped ahead? Or REAL fans who watched all eight in one day, and are starting their rewatch?”
Many people have sweetly written me, upset about the #Witcher reviews. Know this:— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) December 22, 2019
Who do I care about? "Professional" critics who watched one episode and skipped ahead? Or REAL fans who watched all eight in one day, and are starting their rewatch?
I am fucking THRILLED.😉❤️
Now, although she didn’t call any review platforms out on this, it is safe to say that she was most likely thinking of Entertainment Weekly when writing this post. In their review, the two reviewers stated how only one of them watched the first two episodes only and the other watched the first and fifth episode. One reviewer also stated Henry Cavill‘s wig as being an absolute atrocity. One quote from the reviewer was particularly entertaining:
“I don’t know, should we start with the wig? The two most important things Hollywood learned from the Lord of the Rings films are as follows: 1) It is possible to make an entire movie franchise about people walking, and 2) If you cast a hunk as a gentle-hearted fantasy-realm hero, make sure to put him in a white-blonde wig that looks like it was snatched straight from the head of Jennifer Elise Cox in The Brady Bunch Movie.”
It is good to see that Lauren cares about the fans of the show rather than the critics, with a critical rating of 58% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 91% audience rating (as of time of writing), it is safe to say that fans far out rank the critics on this one.
Have you checked out Netflix’s “The Witcher” yet? If you have tell us what you think about it by leaving a comment. And if you haven’t go watch the show and gain your own take on it and see how it compares to audience and critical reviews.