As a devout admirer of the Witcher book series and video games, I eagerly awaited the premiere of Witcher: Blood Origin. Unfortunately, my excitement was short-lived as I sat through the show and was met with some of the most subpar writing I’ve ever encountered.
It’s an understatement to say that Witcher: Blood Origin was a massive disappointment for fans of the source material. The show disregarded the well-crafted character development, intricate world-building, and rich lore of the books and games, instead opting for a shallow, poorly written narrative that made little sense.
The characters were uninteresting and unlikeable, the plot was full of inconsistencies and plot holes, and the dialogue was cringeworthy. It was obvious that the writers had no regard for the source content and were solely interested in capitalizing on the Witcher franchise’s popularity.
This sentiment was echoed by many critics, with The Guardian stating that the show “lacked the depth and nuance of the original novels” and IGN calling it “a shallow, uninspired mess.”
As a Witcher enthusiast, it was heartbreaking to see such a poorly executed adaptation. It’s a shame that the writers and producers chose to betray the fans in such a disrespectful manner. It’s hard to envision that Witcher: Blood Origin will be remembered as anything more than a forgettable, poorly written disaster.