'American Horror Story: Coven': Why These are the Wickedest Witches of All Time

Witches have been a presence on the small screen since the 1960s, but their popularity is currently at a zenith. That fact may go hand-in-hand with the abundance of supernatural themed shows on TV. While every show has their own mythology when it comes to these magical characters, one fact is indisputable. TV witches have become much darker and malignant throughout the years. The days of the sweet, blonde haired, blue eyed, nose twitching Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) on Bewitched are gone. This is indicative of cultural and societal changes that have desensitized viewers to violence. It also reflects the current popularity of shows with dark protagonists and subject matter.  Read More...



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