The Witcher: Blood Origin’s poor Rotten Tomatoes rating has caused controversy among viewers. The limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel to Netflix’s The Witcher, which has an average tomatometer score of 81 percent and an audience score of 75 percent, hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations.
What It’s About
The official description of The Witcher: Blood Origin, which was written by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, states that it takes place “more than a thousand years before the events of ‘The Witcher,’ seven outcasts in an Elven world join forces in a quest against an all-powerful empire.”
Heading in the Wrong Direction
Henry Cavill was nowhere to be found in The Witcher: Blood Origin, which was criticized by one reviewer for being “lackluster, unoriginal, and carried through on the promise of better things” and received Netflix’s lowest-ever Rotten Tomatoes audience score. The Witcher, which debuted in 2019 and starred Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Cavill, caused quite a stir. Despite this, a considerable number of nations around the world, according to Flix Patrol, ranked the series among the top 10 on Netflix. Needless to say, some people were still stunned with Michelle Yeoh being part of the Witcher cast once the saw it on IMDb. And with that, we’re going to have to see if it fares as good as the Witcher season 1 or even the Witcher season 2, but we’re guessing that it might take some time before it’s all said and done.
One day after its release, on December 26, it ranked first in the UK and the US with a global average ranking of 3.9. Some viewers defended the show and questioned why it had such a low rating, but others had a more unfavorable view. While The Witcher’s first two seasons received positive reviews from critics and viewers, the prequel did not receive the same acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, Blood Origin debuted with a terrible 38% score, with the majority of critics blasting the show with negative remarks. Worse so, Blood Origin received a dismal 8% rating from the audience. According to Forbes, this represents a big Netflix show’s lowest audience rating.