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The Witcher Fans Praise Show For Fixing Confusing Timeline

The Witcher Fans Praise Show For Fixing Confusing Timeline

The Witcher fans are celebrating after season two got rid of one 'confusing' element from season one.

The hotly anticipated second season of Netflix's drama The Witcher dropped on Friday, and while fans are praising the show's return, there's one thing from season one that isn't being missed.

The fantasy series' first season featured a non-linear structure, in order to tell the stories of Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), which caused lots of confusion amongst viewers.

But now, the series has established a more straightforward structure - and judging by initial reactions to eight-episode second season, fans couldn't be happier.

The Witcher season 2 has dropped the non-linear timeline (
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"At least this season we had a normal timeline," one fan quipped in response to the new season.

Another fan on Twitter acknowledged the more "simple" approach to storytelling after the "confusing" first season. "The second season of #TheWitcher is proof that sometimes stories work better when you keep them simple. It took me weeks to watch season 1 because the non-linear timeline was so confusing. I watched season 2 in one night (oops) because not being confused allowed me to immerse."

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A third said the new season was an improvement over the first batch of episodes, writing: "Really enjoying this new season of The Witcher. Season 1 was good but I didn’t really enjoy the non-linear timeline. This season is much better."

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich responded to fan backlash towards the non-linear structure on Reddit in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) Thread. 

She said: “The narrative structure was put in place so that we could tell Geralt’s short stories (the foundation of the whole Witcher world, in my opinion), while Ciri and Yennefer could also be a part of the action.

“Their stories don’t happen simultaneously, so we knew we needed to play with time a bit.”

Hissrich also expressed her shock in regards to the timeline structure being one of the most criticised aspects of the show’s first season, which aired in 2019, and promised there would be a “change” in season two.

The Witcher is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix