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Five Thoughts on The Witcher: Blood Origin‘s “Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem”

By | Jan 31, 2023 | Television

After a rocky start and a somewhat improved middle, the fourth and final episode of Netflix’s prequel fantasy limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin “Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem” delivers a consistently flawed ending. It misses several opportunities to explore deeper meaning in its themes, and instead merely grazes the surface. It’s only partially […]

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Five Thoughts on Dragon Age: Absolution‘s “The Serpent’s Coils”

By | Jan 25, 2023 | Television

Audiences are kept on their toes with unexpected twists, in the third installment of Netflix’s lightning-paced action-packed fantasy animated series Dragon Age: Absolution “The Serpent’s Coils.” Gripping romance, exciting danger, and a never-waning sense of fun accompany thrilling surprises that will leave you dying to find out more. 1. Action The heist has gone awry, […]

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Five Thoughts on The Witcher: Blood Origin‘s “Of Warriors, Wakes, and Wondrous Worlds”

By | Jan 24, 2023 | Television

The third and penultimate episode of Netflix’s fantasy prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin “Of Warriors, Wakes, and Wondrous Worlds” is an epic of love, self-sacrifice, and betrayal, dazzling audiences with expressive costumes and one stirring musical number. Fans of the parent series The Witcher will be delighted to spend a little extra time in […]

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Five Thoughts on The Witcher: Blood Origin‘s “Of Dreams, Defiance, and Desperate Deeds”

By | Jan 17, 2023 | Television

The second episode of Netflix’s prequel limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, “Of Dreams, Defiance, and Desperate Deeds” is a substantial improvement upon the first. With no more framing devices or backstories to the backstories weighing it down, it leaps into a detailed, original, complicated story that leaves the audience wanting more. 1. Effective Flashbacks […]

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Five Thoughts on The Witcher: Blood Origin‘s “Of Ballads, Brawlers, and Bloodied Blades”

By | Jan 9, 2023 | Television

Commendable performances, sporadically enchanting design, and the stunning natural beauty of Iceland fail to elevate an otherwise bland first episode of Netflix’s prequel limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, “Of Ballads, Brawlers, and Bloodied Blades.” 1. A Story Within a Story We open on Jaskier the bard (played by Joey Batey) who is about to […]

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