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When The Witcher hit Netflix on Friday 20 December, for many eager viewers it was a hotly anticipated series that allowed fans to immerse themselves in a world of medieval and mystical magic, with copious amounts of Henry Cavill.
Not all responses to the new series have been positive, however, with some critics labelling the series as a 'borefest' and saying 'life's too short for Netflix drama running times'.
However producer Lauren S. Hissrich has fought back against the negativity and shut down critics, saying she is 'F***ing thrilled' with the audience response from 'REAL fans', which has given the series an impressive 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes in a matter of days.
Lauren, based in Los Angeles, has directed her response to a critic who reportedly reviewed the series despite not watching all episodes and skipping ahead to the fifth episode.
She said: "Who do I care about? 'Professional' critics who watched one episode and skipped ahead? Or REAL fans who watched all eight in one day, and are starting their rewatch?"
Many people have sweetly written me, upset about the #Witcher reviews. Know this:
Who do I care about? "Professional" critics who watched one episode and skipped ahead? Or REAL fans who watched all eight in one day, and are starting their rewatch?
I am fucking THRILLED.:wink::heart:
- Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) December 22, 2019
While the critic score currently stands at 52 percent, the response from viewers who have reportedly binge watched all eight episodes on the day of release has been positive with praise for the show calling it 'absolutely fantastic', 'visually impressive', and 'a beautiful adaption'.
A few lucky reviewers who had the chance to watch the series prior to its release compared the medieval series to Game of Thrones, saying they were 'blown away' by the show's awe-inspiring choreography and it made the fan favourite Game of Thrones look poor.
Words: Niamh Spence
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