With the sport of Thrones finale ending with a rather dismal puff of dragon smoke, it hasn’t been the foremost encouraging year for fantasy fans.
And when initial whisperings about The Witcher appeared intriguing, we didn’t dare get our hopes up an excessive amount of.
However, it’s like showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has delivered us a top-quality drama a sword’s cut above the rest; perfect for enjoying together with your sturdiest flagon of wine.
Being somewhat of a nerd, I knew I might lap a story full of mythical monsters and Medieval landscapes. But I admit I’m surprised at just how well The Witcher has been received.
At the time of writing, December 23, the epic fantasy series has already risen to become one among Netflix’s highest-rated original series on IMDb; vying for the top spot among the likes of Stranger Things, House of Cards and Peaky Blinders with a really impressive score of 8.8.
To put this into perspective, this is often above other critically revered shows like Mindhunter (8.6), Bojack Horseman (8.6) and Orange is that the New Black (8.1).