Netflix's The Witcher unveiled many fanfares that combine comedy, action, fantasy and drama to provide something to everyone. Season 2 continued the adventure of the three characters. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), the famous monster slayer that is part of the mysterious Brotherhood known as The Witcher. Princess Siri (Freyja Alan), the heir to the endangered species of Sintra. Its fate has been associated with Gerald since its birth. And Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), a powerful wizard with a tragic past, lost the ability to connect with chaos.
In the 18 episodes that follow the beloved character, the dragon is killed, spells are cast, Gerald moans, Kyamorhen infiltrates, Jaskie (Joey Batey) is serenade, and Siri discovers the truth about her power. I'm getting closer to doing. The Witcher is a unique show, but fans will find what they like in other epic fantasy series.
10/10. Arcane (2021)
Arcane is set in the League of Legends Universe and follows the origin stories of Vi and Jinx (Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Purnell, respectively), two iconic champions in the midst of power-grabbing greed and glory. They must navigate political upheaval and warfare as both the prosperous city of Piltover and the seedy underground of Zaun vie for control of Hextech, a new arcane technology.
The world of Arcane will appear very similar to Geralt's Continent, with its own version of mages, monster hunters, and courtly manipulators, and will be filled with compelling stories and breathtaking animation. Fans of the franchise will be delighted to see beloved League of Legends characters given richer backstories, many of which involve more adult content than most other animated programs, such as The Witcher.
9/10. The Wheel of time (2021)
available on Prime
The Wheel Of Time is based on Robert Jordan's famous epic fantasy book series (with the final three novels written by similarly lauded fantasy author Brandon Sanderson), and it follows a woman named Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) who embarks on a quest with five others in the hopes that the journey will reveal which of them is the reincarnation of a powerful entity known as the Dragon.
The grim themes found in the lengthy book series are featured here, along with enough blood and gore to make even Geralt blush, making it an ideal program to watch following The Witcher. Amazon Prime has taken great care and consideration in creating Jordan's universe, albeit the second season will be delayed due to the platform's concurrent creation of a Lord of the Rings prequel series, to which The Wheel of Time will most certainly be compared.
8/10. A Discovery of witches (2018)
available on shudder and Netflix
A Discovery of Witches is a thrilling fantasy series based on Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy. It follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a historian who discovers a sacred tome and, while trying to decipher its secrets, is sucked back into a world of vampires, witches, demons, and other supernatural creatures.
This program boasts vibrant settings, costumes, and even a little of romance to go with its animals who go bump in the night, similar to The Witcher and Outlander. Is it possible for a witch and a vampire scientist (Matthew Goode) to rescue the world? Discover more on Shudder or Prime.
7/10. Cursed (2020)
available on Netflix
Despite the fact that Netflix only aired Cursed for one season, the interesting reimagining of the renowned Arthurian legend is a rollicking adventure full with swordfights, weird curses, and heroes coming of age. It stars Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why as Nimueh, a young sorceress learning her trade while enlisting the support of a reckless mercenary called Arthur (Devon Terrell) to defend her people.
The series ends on an intriguing cliffhanger with Nimueh and Sister Iris (Emily Coates), but seeing it as a prequel film that establishes the identities of Guinevere, Lancelot, and Percival makes it worthwhile to explore the realm and legend of Camelot.
6/10. Hellbound (2021)
available on Netflix
Hellbound is a South Korean dystopian horror series that depicts the wrath of a higher power in numerous horrifying forms as monsters and demons appear to ordinary people and sentence them to hell. Eventually, a group of the devout gathers to intercede, but the circumstances will put their faith to the test.
While it has been dubbed "the next Squid Game," the supernatural thriller has more in common with programs like The Witcher. Whether or not it's set in the current era, problems like morality, ethics, and dedication in the face of huge creatures make Hellbound conjure themes comparable to the fantasy series. The return of the second season cannot arrive soon enough.
5/10. Legend of the Seeker(2008)
available on prime
Legend of the Seeker, albeit a touch more campy, blends medieval world-building with sword and sorcery hijinks in the same manner that TV programs like The Witcher do. The show followed a woodsman called Richard Cypher (Craig Horner), who worked with Zedd the wizard (Bruce Spence) and the mysterious Kahlan (Bridget Regan) to prevent a tyrant (Craig Parker) from unleashing horrible evil on the realm.
The series was based from Terry Goodkind's bestselling fantasy novels and used both comedy and drama to successfully depict its episodic adventures. It barely lasted two seasons, but it garnered a lot of attention while streaming on Amazon Prime. Watch it for Parker's hysterical portrayal as the show's antagonist.
4/10. The last Kingdom(2015)
available on Netflix
What The Last Kingdom lacks in magic and sorcery, it makes up for in savage swordfights. It tells the story of Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), an orphaned youngster who sees his father's death as the Danes murdered the Saxon army and marched over England. Earl Ragnar (Peter Gantzler), the Danish warlord, reared him as his own son and taught him the skills of the warrior.
When Uhtred's adopted family, including Ragnar, is murdered, he vows vengeance and prepares to recover his country. He hatches a plot to reclaim his ancestral homeland with the help of Brida (Emily Cox), a sharp-tongued warriorress, but his devotion will be challenged by the residents of his birth nation and the people who reared him. Seasons 1-4 are now accessible on Netflix, with the new season expected to arrive in 2022.
Vikings is an epic historical drama about Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a crafty warrior who disobeyed his lord and conquered the Western continent. They raid the spoils of what would become England and France with his shipbuilder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgrd), his brother, his sons, and his wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick).
The mystery of Norse mythology pervades the epic conflicts and dramatic character development. Vikings not only teaches viewers a lot of history, but it also makes Viking culture feel alive and vibrant today, with much of it recalling Kaer Morhen's witcher standards of warriorly behavior. Currently, all six seasons are accessible to watch online.
2/10. Game Of Thrones
If you haven't already become engrossed in the Game of Thrones frenzy, now is the time to do so. Over the course of a decade, Westeros' most powerful families battled and died to place a member of their House on the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms.
The HBO series captivated fans for eight seasons with its political intrigue, huge interconnected narrative, and highly intriguing character development. It became a culturally famous series as well as a benchmark for television's Golden Age, and it's a great program to watch following The Witcher. HBOMax has all eight amazing seasons accessible.
1/10. Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (2019)
You may recall Jim Henson's company's iconic '80s fantasy film The Dark Crystal, which was made entirely of puppets and real effects. It portrayed the elf-like Gelflings attempting to resurrect the Crystal, an ancient artifact used by the wicked Skesis to extract their everlasting power and blanket the lands of Thra in darkness.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance looks at the world before the evil spreads, when Gelflings were significantly more abundant and rose up in full force against the Skesis. The Netflix prequel series earned positive feedback for being both creative enough for youngsters and complicated enough for adults. For the audience, the combination of puppetry and CGI is simply enthralling.
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