Witches of East End Season 1 Review “Pilot”

One paper, Lifetime’s newest drama Witches of East End sounds like a complete disaster, following in the footsteps of failed series of recent years like Eastwick and Secret Circle that failed to make witchcraft work as well as vampire and werewolves have on the small screen. Imagine my surprise, then, that Witches of East End is a charming show that seems to actually have legs. It’s not unlikeCharmed, of course, but that’s not necessarily a criticism.

There’s a reason Charmed was such as long-running success despite questionable quality – it was the charisma of its actresses and the lightness of touch with which it treated it’s cheesy witchcraft sequences – and this show shares that appealing irreverence. Focusing on two sisters Ingrid and Freya Beauchamp, their mother Joanna and their wayward aunt Wendy, Witches of East End will use this family dynamic and promisingly varied female characters to tell the story of curses and magic.




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