The Witcher – Season 2 Review
Starring: Henry Cavill, Kim Bodnia, Freya Allan & Anya Chalotra
The Witcher – Season 2
Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
My Opinion – ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
Wow! Just wow! I am absolutely blown away by season 2 of The Witcher. In full transparency, I was a bit nervous about this season after watching the trailers as they felt a bit dialogue-heavy and lacked the action set pieces that I would expect in a Witcher property – I couldn’t have been more wrong! Season 1 made The Witcher one of my favorite Netflix shows, but in many ways, I even prefer the second season – So let’s jump right in!
Season 2 continues to carry the primary theme from Season 1 and questions what is evil? Who are the monsters? Yes, it is easy to claim that vile creatures and beasts are evil by nature but what about humanity? What about the individuals that actively decide to bring harm to others? Who is the real monster – Beasts by nature, or humanity by its selfish desires? The series tackles this theme head-on but doesn’t give us a proper answer allowing the viewer to come up with their own conclusions.
By far the biggest improvement upon season 1 was the simplified timeline and more traditional storytelling mechanics. Clearly, a large portion of the fan base did not enjoy the convoluted timeline confusions created while watching season 1 for the first time and as a result Season 2 even poked some meta jokes at the convoluted storytelling of season 1.
A large departure from season 1 was the complete removal of nudity. Season 1 had some extended scenes involving nudity which are nowhere to be found in this sequel season. Not a single nipple or bottom is visible and I can only believe this was done to try to appeal to a larger audience and I honestly applaud this creative decision.
I believe this series not only acts as a great sequel to the first season, but also vastly improves The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf which was an Original Netflix Anime that I really didn’t enjoy. But Season 2 shows the fallout from the anime and honestly elevates it simply via association and gives Vesemir much more depth.
In conclusion, Season 2 of The Witcher is a fantastic season that is sure to keep fans of the series entertained!