The Witcher is an American fantasy drama web television series on Netflix created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. It is the best of the book series with the same name written by the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. There are no previous Seasons available as this drama is set to release on the 20th of December 2019 and there is a possibility of a second season as it was announced on November 13, 2019.
The series follows the story of Geralt of Ravia a Monster Hunter who struggles to find his place in the world where people often prove themselves to be more gruesome than animals. with the terms of events that lead him to Powerful witches and wizards, he and his Comrades must learn to navigate the increasingly violent situation together.
Though this series is Fantasy, it is not considered to be family-friendly as it has many violent scenes, strong language, sexual content, and mature themes, hence making a series for only adults and older teens.
The show’s protagonist, Geralt is a mutant Monster Slayer and the encounters he has with the other creatures of the world make this series a gruesome one. given circumstances, his lifestyle in the serious is full of violence and mature content.
This is because throughout the series the characters in the show are Stabbed, Disemboweled and beheaded by both humans and monsters. Some examples are the instances where the character undergoes a painful while they are still awake, a baby which is killed and its dead body is shown in close up, a Deer is shown to be badly wounded and later killed. The graphic imagery and detailing of these scenes justify the above statement.
This series not only has graphic imagery but also has several scenes of suicide which may trigger the audience. characters are often shown drinking poison to commit suicide. One of the characters supposedly committed suicide by pushing a knife through his neck. The best show also shows other methods of suicide which include jumping out of a window cutting their wrists and so on.
However, they do not show the audience the act but only the aftermath of it. Apart from this, the show also has a heavy percentage of Nudity and sexual scenes. Hence, making this show a controversial watch for the audience.