The best 2 shows on Netflix

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

Over the holiday break, when I wasn’t playing video games or spending time with family and friends, I was binge-watching two great new shows on Netflix that any fantasy fan will love: “The Witcher” and “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

There are only eight episodes of “The Witcher,” but it is one of the best Netflix shows in years. Any fan of “Game of Thrones” or “Elder Scrolls” will love this dark fantasy epic that is based on a great book series.

“The Witcher” delves into a war between kingdoms and focuses on a wandering monster hunter who navigates a world full of difficult choices. The monster hunter’s sorceress lover rises from nothing, and deals with dark powers that come at a price.

The show is pretty much “Game of Thrones” with elves, dwarfs and magic, so if that’s your cup of tea, check it out.

Speaking of elves, “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is a classic that any fan of puppets and old school magic will love.

The entire show is a mix of “Star Wars” trippy-ness, and “Lord of the Rings”-inspired magic and whimsy. Like the original “The Dark Crystal” from 1982, which was composed entirely of puppets and custom-made sets, “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” takes place in a mage world like Middle Earth. In this fantasy world, a war erupts between elf-like beings and a cruel race of space dragons that seek to feed off of all life on the planet.

“Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is full of many strange creatures and hand-crafted special effects.

I would highly recommend both of these shows.