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  1. I kind of honestly wanted to make a thread title longer than that other dudes thread titles about Big Ben and Cam but we can still talk about the Panthers I think. How do you think Matt Rhule will use Christian McCaffrey in the same way as Norv Turner?

     

    Unfortunately you seem to have missed making a thread title longer than that other dudes thread title by just 2 characters.  Missed opportunity.

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  2. 13 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

    SPOILER: for those that haven’t read all the books there’s a huge spoiler at the end of that article. 

    https://www.pcgamer.com/the-witcher-showrunners-original-netflix-pitch-had-ciri-as-the-protagonist/

    What she doesn’t say and the article doesn’t say is nobody would buy her original pitch and that’s why she had to change it. Not because of some idea she had. 

     

    I'll save that to read later as I am only a little more than half way through 'Lady of the Lake'


  3. 5 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

    Gotta remember though the show runner tried to pitch a show about just Ciri and Yennefer with no Geralt. Nobody bought it, so she realized she had to add Geralt back.  

    It’s the perfect place to show it though coming up. 

    No, I hadn't heard that... just, wtf was she even thinking


  4. 4 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

    Agreed, the show creator showed she wanted the first thing to be explaining what Witcher’s are to the audience. All it really showed was someone decent at killing a big monstrous thing with black eyes. 

     

    They didn't mind at all delving into Yen's past, so it could have worked.  Start the show with a young Geralt and some other kids doing witcher training, then going through the trials and show just how horrible it is and have Geralt be the only one to survive it. 


  5. 51 minutes ago, Bronn said:

    One thing that I wished they explained more was the potions Geralt was taking. As someone unfamiliar with it, I just figured they were pick-me-ups or something. I also don't really understand his magical abilities all that much.

    Witchers are created by going through the Trial of Grasses, it kills most who are subjected to it, but the ones that live are mutated and gain all sorts of useful enhanced abilities.  Enhanced sight, hearing, smell, live very long time etc.  The potions he takes enhance things even more for period of time, though they are toxic (would kill a normal human).  Some are for combat, some for healing.  As far as magical abilities, Witchers can't cast complex spells like mages, but they can use a few simple 'signs' with their hands, Aard for example is the force like push he used to knock back the guys in ep1

    I kinda think the show would have done well to start out with a scene from the past with a witcher being created through the trials, would have helped explain things a bit, but would have been a departure from the books

    (Harbingers explained it better while I was posting)


  6. 3 hours ago, Bronn said:

    As someone who went in totally unfamiliar with the universe, I have to say that it was good, but could have been better.

    The biggest flaws were the pacing/time jumping and the somewhat convoluted nature of the world/cities themselves.

    Like, I thought the elves in the woods part was pretty cool, but the never really went back to exploring the elves all that much.

    I didn't care about/understand the magic/mage system at all really. The whole last episode felt really disjointed and unrelated to the rest of the story. I fell asleep several times, and that is something you don't want in your season finale.

    The nudity felt somewhat forced and irrelevant. I'm no prude, but it really felt like they forced these scenes.

     

    I'll probably watch the second season, but there's no way in hell this show holds up to the bar set by shows like GoT or even The Last Kingdom. It is like a mix of Vikings (which got absolutely terrible and unwatchable after a few seasons) and something with higher aspirations like The Last Kingdom (which is now almost elite/top tier.)

    The timeline was definitely convoluted and jumped around way too much, thats my biggest gripe with the season.  All the timelines finally converge in the last episode, so, hopefully next season everyone will be on the same timeline with no jumping around.  Also agree that there was too much nudity - doesn't bother me too much, it just doesn't add anything.  The people in the forest (where Ciri and rat boy wandered in) were Dryads, that part was a bit rushed through, probably due to the timeline jumping.  The Elves that Geralt encountered will figure into the story more probably starting next season.

    Heres a timeline graphic that I saw on reddit that helps sort where everyone is time-wise during the season

     

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  7. 10 minutes ago, Kinographer said:

    I'm also confused with where they're going with the plot. They're adapting stories from the first book but they've also already mentioned The Wild Hunt and Ciri looks old enough to play the older version of the character in the video game. I really hope they don't stick to just the main story because some of the sidequests and short stories are the best stuff in the universe. It'll be a shame if we never get a live action version of Hearts of Stone because that's the best story in the entire witcher universe.

    Looks to me like they're pretty much going to follow the books fairly strictly, just adding some things in a little earlier.  Ciri may look a tad older than she was in the books at this time, but not enough that its anything to be bothered about, still looks like a scared kid to me.  Would be problematic having a younger actress since she needs to age up within a couple seasons, you don't want actress changes.   Don't know how far in you are but this season had a few of the different contracts Geralt went on and I agree an episodic series where Geralt roams around taking on random contracts could be fun, maybe they will continue to sprinkle in some random 'sidequest' type stuff in. 

    I wouldn't get your hopes up about this extending into the video game stories though, I don't believe thats gonna happen.  Speaking of the games though, I'm in the mood to start a new playthrough - I bought games for PC when they were on sale not long ago.  I've only played 2 and 3, now I may start with 1 and go all the way through.

     


  8. 6 minutes ago, PurityControl said:

    All i have to go off are the Games, am I going to be lost?  

    My wife who knows nothing about it will probably want to punch out then eh? 

    You'll both be fine - as game only, don't expect game Triss and also Mousesack = Ermion

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  9. 5 hours ago, Harbingers said:

    The pacing of episode 2 and the fact they are flipping between 3 different times in history and 1 in the present. Honestly if someone didn’t know the books or backstory I would feel sorry for them with the cutting and the pacing. 

    Yeah, that was it, they were skipping around with the timeline and the different characters way too much the first 2 episodes, it evened out more after that I think.   And yes, Dandelion was great

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  10. Binged the entire season, thought it started off a bit shaky, can't pinpoint why, but it did get rolling very nicely after a couple episodes and it ended at a great spot for s1.  Definitely looking forward to another season of this.  Also, Henry Cavill did a great job as Geralt.

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