Destiny is a cruel master. It doesn't care about an individual's wishes or desires. It appears, instead, to care only blindly about the events that occur in the world for reasons beyond our understanding. It is timeless and merciless. If you do not reach the expected fate, then the world will shape itself to compensate regardless of your survival.
The Witcher (minor spoilers ahead)
Netflix's "The Witcher" series takes the next logical step for the Witcher Universe. The show, in my opinion, focuses on three central characters. The post covers them briefly and then provides an overall impression of the series. It briefly touches on the Lioness but does not consider her to be a main character. I found the most intriguing part of the series was the Law of Surprise the Continent follows and its effect on the character's lives.
Geralt and the Lioness
The finality of destiny is never more evident than in Netflix's "The Witcher" series Season-1. In this fantasy tale, we see Geralt of Rivia, being both a rebel and follower of fate. In Episode-4, "Of Bastards, Banquets, and Burials," Geralt provides the Queen at the court of Cintra with his interpretation of destiny, namely: "Destiny, helps people believe there is an order to this horsesh**...there isn't."
The Mage of Vengerberg
The Princess of Cintra
Ancient Slovic Society
A direct correlation with the Law of Surprise with modern society and world mythology isn't available as far as I could tell. The Greek Scholar Procopius held that the Slovic people, similar to Geralt's position, didn't believe in destiny. What they did do, however, was to promise their god a sacrifice in the event they escaped their misfortune. Keep the promise, and you fulfill the vow. Deny their god the promised sacrifice, and you are at the mercy of a fate that will collect its due.
Worth the Watch?
"The Witcher" series is for any fan of the fantasy genre. It will carry you through on its engaging dialogue, acting, and special effects. Will it win countless Oscar and Golden Globe awards? Probably not. It will, however, entertain you. Enjoy the show. Try not to nitpick the daylights out of it because that's just silly (Star Trek/War Fans I'm looking at you).
Henry Cavill takes the character to a believable level. I feel the main characters do a good job performing. It's worth the watch. If you're interested in a more detailed review, please take a look @bengy review of "The Witcher" Season-1 First Impressions. You won't be left wanting unless, of course, you can't just sit through something and enjoy it. I mean, the books are canon, and the video games follow the books quite well. The Witcher series tries to fulfill the same feat.
@carrieallen and The Minnow Support Project for your support as I start out blogging for Steem. The project has been beneficial in explaining what Steem is and the standards the community holds for themselves. I'm stumbling, but I'm slowly gaining stability.
@bengy for an excellent review of Netflix's "The Witcher."