Brought to the screen by Maggie Friedman, “Witches of East End” is based on a book series of the same name by Melissa De La Cruz. The show stars Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Boston as the Beauchamp witches, and Eric Winters & Daniel DiTomasso as the Gardiner warlock brothers.
Premise: Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches. (Source: Lifetime)
That was in season one but now things are little different.
Review: I watched the first season but I wasn’t particularly glued to the show. I watched it because I liked the cast and it had been a while since there was an interesting show about Witches. Everything was set up slowly, each episode bringing a tiny piece of the puzzle and these witches and warlocks started to make “sense.”
The second season was a completely different story. They have upped the game, it’s better, darker and more entertaining. The portal was opened and an even bigger otherworldly element was added into the show. It was a slow start though, much like the previous season was a little about the girls stepping into their powers, the Gardiner boys discovered theirs. The darker undertone of the season helped handling the boys’ relationship to their powers differently. Aspects of their personality got heightened and we got to see how they turned out and it’s not always pretty.
New season means new guest stars and for a 13 episode series there were a lot of them, which is why I am left with a bitter sweet feeling about that. The season was riddled with a lot of twist and turns, interesting new characters, but some of the storylines were handled sloppily. The big baddy was a little disappointing, his minions were far more crazy and felt like the real villains than he did.
But the finale brought on new and interesting plots and I am excited to see what’s to come. What about you?