Examining Roach, Geralt’s Rotational Ride or Die

By Danielle Whitaker Eagle-eyed viewers of Netflix’s The Witcher, an adaptation of the written Witcher saga by Andrzej Sapkowski, likely realized that the famed, four-legged companion that routinely appears at Geralt’s (Henry Cavill) side are actually several different horses all named Roach. If you didn’t happen to then that’s completely understandable too. In your defense,Continue reading “Examining Roach, Geralt’s Rotational Ride or Die”

Of Monsters, Mythology and Men (Part Two)

By Danielle Whitaker Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation pits the infamous White Wolf against a thick throng of monsters featured in myths and across the world. The second half of this analysis focuses more on how the knowledge of the traditional lore adds entirely more subtext to creatures that appear in the show. As well asContinue reading “Of Monsters, Mythology and Men (Part Two)”

Why Dara is so Important to the Netflix Adaptation

By Danielle Whitaker One major selling point of Netflix’s adaptation of the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski is that the show’s creators stay pretty true to what was in the books. One of the biggest distinctions regards the show’s addition of Dara (Wilson Radjou-Pujalte), an elf and fellow refugee who accompanies Ciri (Freya Allan) onContinue reading “Why Dara is so Important to the Netflix Adaptation”

Nilfgaard: From Laughing Stock to Legend

By Danielle Whitaker From the rule of the sexual fanatic, Emperor Fergus Var Emeris, to the elusive Usurper, the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series spends the majority of its episodes switching between the past Nilfgaard that only served as a laughingstock of the Continent and the newly reformed superpower that tears through theContinue reading “Nilfgaard: From Laughing Stock to Legend”

Reexamining Calanthe, The Lioness of Cintra

If there’s one thing that the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series does exceptionally well, it’s convincing you that the characters in it are exactly who they look like at first glance. Queen Calanthe of Cintra is a prime example of this considering how honorless she looks on the surface versus who sheContinue reading “Reexamining Calanthe, The Lioness of Cintra”

Destiny Connections: Renfri and Stregobor

By Danielle Whitaker From the very first episode, “The End’s Beginning”, Netflix’s newest adaptation of The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski explores the idea that destiny is an irresistible power capable of bonding the lives of individuals despite their wishes or in some cases, their beliefs. While a majority of the pairings seem to occurContinue reading “Destiny Connections: Renfri and Stregobor”