The Witcher is a show that needs no introduction; therefore, we will jump into it! This article will give a spoiler-free review of the season, so there is no need to worry about seeing anything too juicy. There will be a quick overview if you need some catching up on season one, but Andie gave excellent play-by-play recaps over here. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
Quick Season One Recap
Season one of The Witcher focused on three main characters: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Princess Cirilla of Cintra, also referred to as Ciri (Freya Allan). The leaders of Nilfgaard were attempting continent domination, taking out those who stood in their way. This included Ciri’s grandma Queen Calanthe who died in an attack. Ciri made her way out of town during the ambush to hunt for Geralt, her destiny. Meanwhile, after hearing about an impending attack on Cintra, Geralt dropped everything to search for Ciri. After attacking Cintra, Niflgaard moved on to Sodden, an Elven township. It is here where Yennefer exploded, seemingly never to be seen again. Overall, there was a ton of action in season one, which means season two should be even more jam-packed.
Season Two Thoughts
Season two of The Witcher still revolves around the same characters; however, they are primarily focused on the current timeline. However, the big focus is Ciri and her quest for greatness. We see more of her struggles and triumphant victories that would surely make her grandmother proud. Aside from Ciri’s transformation, we also see one in Geralt. Sure, he is still the fierce monster hunter we all know and love, but there is another side we have yet to see. The pair are a formidable duo, and I fear for anyone who stands in their way. I loved this season; everything fell into place for me, from the character development to the wild new monsters. In the end, I highly recommend this season to anyone that enjoyed the first.
Odds and Ends
In conclusion, I thought season two of The Witcher was strong and made me view characters in a different light. Anyone who loves swords and monsters should give it a try. You can watch both seasons on Netflix if you fall under this category.