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July 4th, 2019, 14:03
Originally Posted by Hastar View Post
Who cares what the actors look like as long as they are good actors. Jorah Mormont looked nothing like the character in the book and he was one of the best actors on GoT. One of my favorite characters on the series.
I agree and disagree.

The looks and personalty are part of a characters identity as to who they, the way they behave etc. If you change them, then you risk changing the character completely. This can be both good and bad and it depends on who is changing them and why. Its not trivial matter as you seem to make it out to be.

Looks are very important part of Yennefer's character. There are lot of mention of this in the book. She looks pretty at first sight but Geralt can see thought her disguise etc.

And great actors can pull off a change and make it their own and make you believe they are that character and Jorah Mormont is a great example but looks don't defy Jorah Mormont in the same it does Tyrion or Yennefer.

Then there is also the "why" of it…. Yennefer is described in details in the books. So why would you want to change that? Maybe there is a simple answer and which is they can't find an actress who looks like the Yennefer of books! But people are allowed to wounder why…
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July 4th, 2019, 14:15
Originally Posted by Hastar View Post
Who cares what the actors look like
Hollywood does. Mainstream does.
Others don't.
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July 4th, 2019, 15:06
Lol, I'm neither hollywood or mainstream and I care!
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July 4th, 2019, 15:21
Mhhhhhhhhhhhm… Let's see.
You didn't watch Titanic and have no desire to, just like me?
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July 4th, 2019, 16:12
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Mhhhhhhhhhhhm Let's see.
You didn't watch Titanic and have no desire to, just like me?
I didn't watch it either ;-) And had no desire too (even more so after Celine Dion's song ….)

I don't care that much, as long as the show has high production values and the story is true to the spirit of the books/games…so not just "this week's monster is…Theeeeee Shaaaaaaambling DROWNERRRRR!!!!"
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July 4th, 2019, 20:30
Usually whenever a book is adapted to the screen the producers make a lot of changes. To me, changing looks is far less important than the very often significant changes to story and setting that are likely to happen.

pibbur who is certain he would change his looks quite extensively if he were to be portraited on the screen, and that no doubt almost everyone would applaude those changes.

PS. I usually have no opinion on whether an actor fits with my internal image of a character or not. The only exception I can think of is Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys. Still, iin that movie I reacted with much more hostility to the horrible scene in the MRI lab. DS.
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July 4th, 2019, 20:37
I dont really care much for Witcher lore or what they look like. Ill watch it and judge it on its own merits rather then waste time analyzing and comparing it to books or video games.
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July 5th, 2019, 01:00
Everything I see in a given world is part of a whole. So all the Star Trek stuff is one thing, all of DC is another, Witcher is another, et. al. If something comes along that doesn't fit with the established world it's like getting grit in my eye - painful and unwatchable.
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July 5th, 2019, 08:24
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
Everything I see in a given world is part of a whole. So all the Star Trek stuff is one thing, all of DC is another, Witcher is another, et. al. If something comes along that doesn't fit with the established world it's like getting grit in my eye - painful and unwatchable.
I can understand that even if it doesn't matter that much to me.

Two questions (I'm not arguing, just asking) :
1. To what degree is fitting with the established world subjective?
2. Given that they always change things, how often do you find a tv show fitting?
3. Are there examples of major deviations that actually improve the experience?

BTW, I assume that since there are two witcher sources, that the show is supposedly based on the books, and that most fans only know the games, there may be a lot of disappointment no matter what. I also assume that I may be wrong.

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July 5th, 2019, 14:37
1) I don't object to things that are open to interpretation. So If someone is described as having dark hair in a book, I would expect dark hair in live action, but specific colour or race could be anything.
2)I am almost always disapointed with adaptations and reboots. Sequels are usually ok. Examples: Titans = godawful; Star Trek (2009) = awesome (technically a sequel because Spock provides continuity and explains that this is an alternate universe).
3) I'm not aware of any. Any time I hear a writer/director/producer use the words "new and fresh" I want to shoot them in the head because I know they just destroyed it.

People always say they have to make changes when making an adaptation, but the only changes I accept are for time and budget. Creative changes are bollocks.
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July 5th, 2019, 15:15
Thanks for taking the time.
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July 5th, 2019, 17:54
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
Everything I see in a given world is part of a whole. So all the Star Trek stuff is one thing, all of DC is another, Witcher is another, et. al. If something comes along that doesn't fit with the established world it's like getting grit in my eye - painful and unwatchable.
Yikes, glad I'm not burdened with that affliction. I'm able to just enjoy stuff for what it is in the moment.
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July 5th, 2019, 18:35
So who's excited for Season 4 of The Expanse? (Shameless Derail)
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July 16th, 2019, 20:15
I'm excited for the expanse, and for…

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July 20th, 2019, 01:08
The last shot of Cavill as Geralt sold it for me

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July 20th, 2019, 04:47
Well I'M certainly excited.
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July 20th, 2019, 16:04
Looks alright to me. Have they set a date for it yet?
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July 20th, 2019, 16:53
That doesnt look too good, more like low budget; and Cavill looks so ugly.
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July 20th, 2019, 19:42
It looks about what I expected it to look like. A low-budget Netflix series.

Anyone know where in The Witcher timeline this takes place?
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July 20th, 2019, 19:52
Looks decent to me, but I've only played Witcher 2 and don't remember it very well, so I don't have expectations to upset I guess.
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