It’s been way too long since I’ve geeked out over The Witcher, which I’ve professionally described as “good as hell” and “both slaps and f**ks,” so here’s the latest Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies that jokingly mocks everything from the Netflix series’ penchant for trying to outdo Game of Thrones in sheer nudity to making Henry Cavill’s Geralt speak only with one syllable, if that. Although, the way Cavill perfectly drops the word “f**k” is almost worth watching all eight episodes by itself.
If you haven’t been keeping up on the news for season two of The Witcher, it’s currently in production and adding castmembers left and right. Not only is Tormund, everyone’s favorite insatiable lover of giants’s teats, joining the show, but Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia just hopped aboard the show as Vesemir, the elder Witcher who turned Cavill’s Geralt into the surly, horny mutant he is today. (If you’re not watching Killing Eve, reexamine your life, because it’s not only a fantastically fun show, but Bodnia is a goddamn delight as the shady as balls Konstantin.)
On a more personal note, I’m almost through The Lady of the Lake, the final book in The Witcher series, and I’m definitely planning to share my thoughts on The Witcher Saga because, man, this story goes places. Going off of the short story collections, I foolishly said the series was a tad basic and your run-of-the-mill male-centered fantasy, but holy shit, was I wrong. There is queer representation and a very female-centered plot that absolutely owns in the fourth book. It’s the tits.
(Dear Orbit Books, please feel free to use that last line for cover blurbs. It’s Mike Redmond at Pajiba, P-A-J-I-B-A…)
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