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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2020, 09:52:56 AM »
So, I watched three episodes of The Witcher and was lost and confused. Then Netflix posted their timeline and guide and everything snapped into place. I started again and plowed through it and it was amazing. But, Jesus, you can't just sit down and watch this show without any of the background knowledge.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #211 on: February 10, 2020, 11:46:13 AM »
My students are al raving over The Witcher. I realize I'm quickly becoming that guy in 1929 who got confused by talkies because they didn't have title cards anymore.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #212 on: February 10, 2020, 12:00:11 PM »
My students are al raving over The Witcher. I realize I'm quickly becoming that guy in 1929 who got confused by talkies because they didn't have title cards anymore.

Well, The Witcher is properly confusing. Not just for old people. The secret: Everything with Princess Ciri on the run is the "present" and everything else is the past until the penultimate episode when the two timelines connect.

That's really all you need. It also helps if you played the games or read the first two books, but that's not really a requirement.

What's kind of awesome about this timeline fuckery is that all the stuff in the "past" is just The Witcher's amusing monster-of-the-week battles while the ancillary characters build this insane amount of background that you don't always realize you're being fed. Very well done, from a writers room POV. By the time the past storyline catches up with the present storyline you are 100% informed and immersed in the background.

Structurally, I'm very impressed with the Witcher. It's timeline fuckery done right (as opposed to Westworld).

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #213 on: February 10, 2020, 12:01:16 PM »
The Witcher was great... and boobies.
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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #214 on: February 11, 2020, 04:38:49 PM »
The Witcher was great... and boobies.

Oh, my, yes!