The Witcher Season 2 Review: Gerald and Siri Face the Giants - Destiny - With Joy

Gerald returns, this time communicating more and more about grumbling and grumbling.

Gerald returns, this time communicating more and more about grumbling and grumbling.

At the outset, this writer would like to state that ‘review’ may be a misnomer to follow. In that case, ‘writer’ might be a misnomer. Anyway, a review of The Witcher Season 2 on Netflix on Friday (December 17) is a bit confusing. If you’re one of the many, many, many fans of the franchise – the first season, or the books of Andrzej Sapkovsky, or the big hit games – you’ll go see it anyway. (Even if you do not, you can still do so, because what else is there to do?)

Exactly two years have passed since the release of Season 1, which became Netflix’s marquee hit. Some of the momentum of the franchise, both inside and outside the show, slowed down by the time of its second show: the world is going through an unprecedented crisis. The threads of Geralt’s adventure are not as new as they used to be. This second season is slower, narratively less episodic, more linear, and more focused on the central mystery of Siri’s identity than Gerald’s ability as a warrior. The continent is changing around them: mass migration for ordinary human beings, shifts of power for their masters, mutations for monsters. Another event like Conjunction (the continental version of the Big Bang) may be imminent.

This second season is a beast that is different from the first in other ways: there are fewer thrills that match * perfectly * Gerald’s previous encounters with Renfree, Stryga, or the enthroned Sintron soldiers, and there is no combat sequence. We’ll have to wait until the middle of the season to even get a look at JazzKear, sir, we’re not happy about that, especially given how much light Joey Bate spreads on the screen each time (activates the action).

There is still eight hours of storytelling to re-engage with some of The Witcher’s most interesting ideas about good and evil, and the vast collection of gray that lies in between.

By the way, let’s get started. Give me a moment to soak my treble a little mediocre, tune my fall and take my place. You know the tune, so join. Oops, no spoilers:

*

When this humble writer

Have a nice trip together

With Gerald in Rivia

(Second time)

This song came from there …

*

Gerald met Siri

As the verdict predicted

Now the Witch and the Princess

Its meaning must be found

*

Is Siri a threat

Or a key

What monsters and troubles

Will she release the next one?

*

The answer is in her blood

Say Triss and Wessem

Can Care Morhen really?

Will it be Siri’s retreat?

*

Throw a coin into your watch

Oh the reader is very friendly,

Oh the reader is very friendly, oh …

Throw a coin into your watch

She aims for more clarity

*

When training Gerald Siri

In Witcher Law and Faith

Jennifer was spared by the magicians

For excluding Kahir

*

She lost her magic

She’s a catch

Of Siri and Chaos

They are her only comfort

*

Throw a coin into your watch

Oh the reader is very friendly,

Oh the reader is very friendly, oh …

Throw a coin into your watch

She aims for more clarity

*

Nilfgard and North

Compete for dominance

What role should child ghosts play?

Who are they dealing with?

*

The continent is polluted

No country has peace

How does it all end,

For Gerald and Siri?

*

Most importantly,

When the jasper is too sweet

Our board’s screen time is short

Is the worst act

(of course.)

*

Throw a coin into your watch

Oh the reader is very friendly,

Oh the reader is very friendly, oh …

Throw a coin into your watch

For the sake of clarity.

*

All eight episodes of The Witcher Season 2 are currently streaming on Netflix. Watch the trailer here:

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here