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Supernatural horror loosely based on Salem's 17th century witch trials.
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Series cast summary:
Janet Montgomery ...  Mary Sibley 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Shane West ...  John Alden 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Seth Gabel ...  Cotton Mather 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Tamzin Merchant ...  Anne Hale 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Ashley Madekwe ...  Tituba 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Elise Eberle ...  Mercy Lewis 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Iddo Goldberg ...  Isaac Walton 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Oliver Bell ...  Little John / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Joe Doyle ...  Baron Sebastian Marburg 23 episodes, 2015-2017
Jeremy Crutchley ...  Hathorne 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Lucy Lawless ...  Countess Marburg 15 episodes, 2015-2017
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Explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and uncovering the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind this infamous period in American history. Written by WGN

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Everything in Salem had gone to hell (season 3) See more »


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20 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Opening credits features a Marilyn Manson song called "Cupid Carries a Gun." See more »

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Mary's Son: It reminded me of you, mother. So beautiful.
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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Salem S2 (2017) See more »

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seductive and disgusting, and i can't wait to see more.
23 April 2014 | by tomhg38See all my reviews

When you get any show with supernatural overtones you generally get a bunch of girly romance twilight / vampire diaries-esque bullshit, a rather heavy tax you have to pay in order to get to the actual story.

This starts out fairly slow, and very cliché. Perfectly normal people being oppressed by the zealously religious authority, needlessly tortured for silly ideals. Then we skip forward 7 years and the story develops a new angle.

I didn't have to sit through any overtly poor acting, the storyline is very dark and adult which is an extremely refreshing change from the usual CW light and fluffy nonsense, and the effects in the woods were pretty believable.

There's a love story, an unrequited love story in fact but its interesting, even IF the leads get together romantically which you have to assume is somewhat inevitable, there's also the feeling that the 2 lovebirds will each captain, or champion if you will, the respective sides of good / evil. I even thought that had some room for exploration, the main witch isn't outright "evil" in a black and white sense, but at the same time she's torturing and corrupting people, literally devouring souls.

The only negative thing i could say that i picked up on, was that one of the effects at least of the devils / witches / occult was quite disappointing. Its brief, but the reflection when the beautiful and enjoyably naked primary witch blows out her candle after succouring her familiar on her thigh teat. It was almost identical to pretty standard effects that have been used in B grade horror films for years, Roald Dahl's "the witches" comes to mind, but its probably been used almost identically in a hundred films.

All in all really promising, strong pilot. The production values, costumes and effects were all good and the story had a refreshing take on what is often an unoriginal genre. This is only the first episode but i'm actually quite excited for a slightly more adult, supernatural tale with more robust, complex subject matter. There were no huge errors that took me out of the story which led to it looking and feeling authentic. The witches themselves were both seductive and disgusting, and i can't wait to see more.


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