It’s no secret that we here at Paste have really enjoyed Netflix’s The Witcher. The fantasy series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a witcher (a monster-fighting mage) and his adventures across the realm to save a young displaced princess, Ciri (Freya Allen) and his connection with a powerful mage, Yennefer (Anya Chalotra). It’s a show that has a lot of things going for it, but is also often incomprehensible. Its tone is all over the place, but it’s also a ton of fun.
Below, Paste EIC Josh Jackson and I break down everything we love (and question) about The Witcher, and share why it’s ultimately worth your time to watch:
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