The latest in Netflix is growing witch Franchising, The Witcher: Blood Origin, was recently released to a resounding “meh” from critics. But fan reaction has been even worse, with the four-episode limited series having a dismal 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The low score is the result of a number of different factors related to the show, the original book, and former Superman actor, Henry Cavill.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is a limited series set in the same universe as the Netflix main series witch and both are based on the original series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. However, blood origin is set a thousand years before the events of the original television series and “describes the creation of the first Witcher, as well as the events leading up to the Conjunction of the Orbs.” The film also has the participation of Duong Tu Quynhwho certainly deserves more than this underrated, underrated fantasy prequel.
On the movie review aggregator site Rotten tomatoes, blood origin has an approval rate of 36 percent among critics and even worse than eight percent fan approval ratings (h/t Forbes). While the criticism score is bad and put it among some of the worst rated original shows on Netflix, the historically low 8% viewership rating is a true myth.
Of course, it should be noted that some fans are bombarding the series for a number of different reasons. Some angry Henry Cavill supporters still fuming about him exit at the end of October from the main program. Other things are witch fans continue to be disappointed with Netflix’s handling of originals in witch project. Viewer displeasure over the way a series handles original material has become a hot topic for many video game fans, with complaints that Netflix is short-lived Evil inhabitant series and of paramount importance Halo Shows both stray too far from the original work they are supposed to be based on. This could be why Amazon recently made a big deal on how Upcoming God of War TV show will be “honest” to the game.
However, it’s hard to ignore that very low viewer ratings eight percent above Rotten tomatoes. Even Netflix is said to be despised Evil inhabitant the program has 26 percent approval rating from fans. (Halo sit at a relatively excellent 52 percent.) blood originviewer ratings, at least from what I can tell, seem to be the lowest viewership scores of any Netflix original show. It’s even lower than some of the other notoriously bombed movies and shows, like Disney and by Marvel She is heavy (33 percent) or Star Wars: The Last Jedi (42 percent).
With all of that in mind, I’ve read that this is not just another case of a bombed-out property rated by chuds, but instead just a really bad show even still dead witch fans don’t like. Reading fan reviews, many complained about poor quality CGI, boring pace, bland writing, and lack of general direction. This echoes similar complaints from critics. For Netflix, this is not a good thing and does not bode well for the future of its monster-slaying series in the post-Henry Cavill era. witch-poem.