Watched ~1.5 episodes so far and it's been enjoyable. Overall the acting seems good. I'd say Cavill in particular does a fine job of creating that Geralt vibe. The script and fight scenes are respectable. The pace felt a bit sluggish at the beginning but this is to be expected. I'll reserve judgement on the overall plot quality since I haven't watched enough episodes. Admittedly, I'm not overly concerned with it matching the books and/or games perfectly because... adaptation....If anyone watched any episodes, let us know what you think.
You can't always put the blame on the actor, what if the director is telling Cavill to act that way?I watched first 4 episodes. Episodes 1-2 are jumbled with too much exposition and bad acting from Cavill. Salvaged by two female leads. Episodes 3-4 is when things pick up. Episode 4 was rather great. I love Anya Chalotra as Yennefer. She gives the role everything. Bravo. Freya Allan as Ciri is really solid.
Cavill is disappointment. Ruined great book lines. Really bad actor.
Never been a fan of his acting either, to be honest. In this case I don't think it's terrible. Keeping in mind Geralt always rubbed me as kind of distant, a man of few words and the polar opposite of overtly expressive. The character in the show kind of fits that description. As does the acting of him. If I'd poke any holes in his performance it would be more related to the script. It's probably difficult to "act" when a large part of your material consists of one liners or grunts here or there. None of this is to say he could perform if this were not the case.Cavill acts that way in every movie. Sometimes it fits a bit better, sometimes it doesn't fit at all.