5 reasons to watch The Witcher as a Supernatural fan

Supernatural fans everywhere are looking for a show to watch to get through Hellatus. The Witcher on Netflix is a must, and here are five reasons to watch.

We’re still trying to get through the last winter Hellatus. That means you’re likely looking for shows or movies that will interest you, based on your interest of Supernatural. There’s an excellent option on Netflix right now, in the form of The Witcher.

The fantasy series has been likened to Game of Thrones, but it should be applauded in its own right. Based on a novel series, the story is about Geralt of Rivia. Of course, the show has helped to develop some of the other characters and they certainly help to make the story extremely interesting.

Not sure it’s going to be for you? Here’s why you’ll want to check it out as a Supernatural fan.

5. It’s pure fantasy

Sometimes you want to immerse yourself into a new world. That’s exactly what you got to do with Supernatural and it’s what you get to do with The Witcher. This is a series that’s pure fantasy.

There are dragons, goblins, mutants, and more. There are witches and elves and creatures still to come. You’ll find yourself amazed at the beautiful, intricate worldbuilding that’s happening around you.

4. You’ll need to watch to follow

One of the things you need right now is a story that you need to fully watch and immerse yourself into. The Witcher is that story. It’s a tale that involves multiple timelines to follow, which can become confusing at times. But that’s the point.

There are clues along the way. There is foreshadowing and a hint of the things to come. You just have to be willing to watch to follow. In a way, you’ll be reminded of all the little clues from Seasons 1 and 2 of Supernatural and how they foreshadowed Seasons 3 to 5.

The Witcher – Credit: Katalin Vermes

3. There are characters you can support

The three main characters all have something redeemable and likable about them. Geralt is the main hero, with his loyalty to different creatures and life in general. While he kills for coin, it’s usually against the creatures that are genuinely causing harm. And yes, there are plenty of mystical creatures!

Meanwhile, Yennefer has a story of overcoming defects and society’s view of her. She has a story about accepting herself, as she searches for power and beauty (in a way, you’ll be reminded of Rowena). Then there’s Ciri, who has to figure out who she is, what she is, and how she can save herself.

You’ll be able to support the three main characters, and there are others along the way. This is a tale of compassion, destiny, and loyalty.

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2. It’s a story of a coming war

There’s a battle coming up. The pilot starts with one but there’s a threat of another all the way up to the finale. I won’t share who is going into battle and why to avoid the spoilers, but just know that this element of the storyline connects to one of the reasons we love Supernatural so much.

From the very beginning of Supernatural, it was clear that the story was leading to something big. It didn’t happen in the first season. In fact, it took time to deliver on all the foreshadowing done throughout the earlier seasons.

The Witcher offers plenty of foreshadowing. There are moments that will clue you into the bigger picture of the series. You’ll enjoy seeing it all play out.

1. There’s a story of destiny

Supernatural quickly turned into a series about destiny and free will. The Winchesters learned that they were destined to become the true vessels for Michael and Lucifer, bringing on the Apocalypse. They decided to fight against that, although it seems like that was destiny, too. God has been writing the story all along.

The Witcher is somewhat similar, in the sense that it’s all about destiny. Characters are bound by their destiny, and that destiny will always find a way to bring them together. There’s no escaping it, no matter how much they try.

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What are you watching to get through Hellatus? What do you think of The Witcher? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Witcher Season 1 is available to stream on NetflixSupernatural Season 15 will return with all-new episodes on Jan. 16 at 8/7c on The CW.

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