Witcher fans may have enjoyed the first season of the Netflix series well, but the second season of the hit fantasy series has been criticized by them.
After premiering on Netflix in December 2019, the magician It was an instant success, introducing the audience to a new fantasy world and a new magical profession – killing monsters. But where the first season failed to impress critics and swept audiences away, the recently released second season appears to have had the opposite effect.
season 2 of the magician It has been criticized by fans – some of whom are newcomers who have had time to catch up with the franchise over the past couple of years. Criticism is generally aimed at writing and marked inconsistencies, as well as its deviations from the source material. On the contrary, the second season appears to have impressed the critics, who praised the improved visual effects, exploration of the main characters, and more.
In the review set Rotten Tomatoes, Season 2 of Netflix the magician It has an audience of 63 percent and 94 percent of critics. For comparison, the first season received 91 percent of audience and 68 percent of critics. Essentially, as critics found the series lackluster in season one, they praised many of the improvements in season two. However, it should be noted that with the first season, a lot of criticism has been compared the magician Inappropriately for HBO’s game of Thrones, making the fantasy genre accessible to mainstream audiences.
The Witcher Season 2 is largely an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski elven blood, plus one story from last wish and elements contempt time. It’s worth noting that the live-action adaptation drops some storylines and introduces entirely new characters and plots, including Voleth Meir and Yennefer’s struggles with their powers. Showrunner Lauren S.Hissrich has previously spoken about some of these distractions.
employment open witcherThe showrunner explained, “So I have to say Blood of Elves has been terrifying for me in terms of adaptation. I found it to be a lot more difficult, in some ways, from season one and definitely more challenging than I know it’s coming down the spear. Because it’s a book that’s a lot about relationships. Character and character movements, but not much forward propulsion action.” The difficulty of translating this into a visual medium was what apparently necessitated the introduction of new monsters and stories.
The third season is already in development. Hissrich previously teased that it would be bigger and contain another Blood of Elves story, though she declined to specify any. She explained, “We make a book almost every season, but we also make sure that the stories from that book are the best in that season of our TV show. So sometimes we move those chess pieces around a little bit.”
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Source: Rotten Tomatoes 1, 2
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