Saw the first 2 episodes last night. It's relatively good so far, but it certainly has nothing on the games. People say it's supposed to be an adaptation of the books, rather than the games, but it seems like they're playing it pretty fast and loose if it's supposed to be based on the books. From what I remember reading on the wiki, Yennefer would have been trained as a Sorceress like 70 years before the time period where this first season is supposed to be set, yet they are showing her training now, without any kind of indication that these are flashback sequences, which would make her just a few years older than Ciri. Meanwhile, Ciri was supposed to be 10 or 11 when the slaughter of Cintra happened, yet she is being played by an actress who is over 18, meaning presumably that the character is at least late teens. We have racial changes for Fringilla Vigo and Istredd. The list of changes from the books goes on and on, so if their excuse for not copying the game look of the characters was because they wanted to stay true to the books, the excuse doesn't hold much water.
Overall though, show seems good so far. Henry is great as Geralt, Freya is great as Ciri, need to see more of Yennefer before I comment on her actress. The action sequences were really well done, both for the battle between Nilfgaard and Cintra, and for the Geralt vs Renfri fight. The locations all look gorgeous. Plot seems good so far.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 21 December 2019