Friday, September 16, 2011

REVIEW: The Secret Circle

“You’re a witch.”

For once these words were not spoken in a derogatory manner or in disbelief. Wouldn’t we all love to have that experience every time someone found out (or better yet – we told them)? However, it didn’t happen to me in real life but to Cassie by opposing cast member Faye in the new CW series, The Secret Circle.

I keep hoping that just once there will be a show that actually portrays our beliefs they way they actually exist. Not as the crone on the broom flying across the night sky, the woman wanting to eat little children or the Bewitched type trying to live a mortal life without using her ‘powers’. Then there are the Charmed sisters who at least know there are some spells that require mixing something up, using your mind and working together.

With those things in mind, The Secret Circle is a mixture of good and bad portrayals so far. We understand there is power in numbers. Okay, they have their ‘group’, though they didn’t call it a coven – yet. We all know there are witches who, like anyone else in the world, may try to abuse the power. This show seems to have a ‘dark’ undercurrent of abuse in many forms. Leading me to believe that portrayals of who we are has missed the mark once again. I know it’s early in the game. Last night was only the pilot, after all. But like other paranormal/ witch shows before it, watch it for the story line and the entertainment value. But at this point, I’m not expecting realism.

To learn more about the author, L. J. Smith, (who also penned the Vampire Diaries), you can check out her website and blog at

You can see a great review on last night’s premiere HERE.

If you watched it, I’d love to hear your comments.
And if you missed it, you can watch the extended trailer HERE.

Many Blessings


Margaret said...

Thanks for the info Kelly. Got my DVR set to record it.

Billie Louise said...

Dear Kelly,

You may have to write the story that can serve as the basis for a screen or tv plaly. Put in the novel all the things you feel the tv s how leaves out. Add conflict and romance and let the money roll in.
Love, Billiue Louise Jones