Season two of The Witcher over promises and under delivers…mostly. The only saving grace would be its final episode.
As most second seasons go, their usual mantra is to expand the universe. And this season is no exception. Aimed perfectly at expanding “the continent”, The Witcher’s second season expands on its first in all the best ways, visually, while lacking any fun.
Instead of borrowing some elements from the first season that made it fun, this season leans fully into character building without giving the viewer any break. This lack of any relief, except for Jaskier, didn’t really help temper the confusing mythology. If anything, it made it worse.
While there is a lot to like about this season, including some very cool monster moments and some Jaskier (Joey Batey) moments, it’s a real mixed bag.
Let’s be honest here. Netflix decided to produce this show not for the love of the story, but as a direct close of GoT. However, the beauty of Game of Thrones wasn’t just the size of the ensemble, but how it made full use of it. Season two of The Witcher is lacking that.
Should you watch it?
I entirely expected Season 2 to be more of the same. It’s not. It’s a mixed bag. The season is terribly slow to get to the point, wrapped with a heavily confusing mythology and a snoozing Geralt. However, the last episode kind of redeems the whole season.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream all seasons of The Witcher exclusively on Netflix.