'The Secret Circle' review: Bewitched, bothered and Britt Robertson


Let's give the old wheel of supernatural fortune a spin! Vampires? No, well past their expiration date. Mermaids? Probably a little too progressive. How about witches? Timeless."The Secret Circle" is this fall season's big otherworldly entry, and in a slightly shocking move, it's also The CW's only new teen soap. And they chose it carefully. Based on book series of the same name by L. J. Smith, "Secret Circle" also follows the similarly-themed "Vampire Diaries," giving it a built-in fanbase.Finding a balance between the thrills of young love and newly-acquired superpowers, "Secret Circle" follows Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson). She loses her mother to an accidental fire in the opening scene (read: secret nefarious plot), which prompts her to move in with her grandmother. This means a new town, a new school and a new group of peers -- five of whom happen to be part of a historic coven of witches in need of...



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