Witches of East End

What initially started out as a mere preview became this week’s current favorite.  I should have expected it, though. I always had a soft spot for girls with magic powers. When I was young, I liked Sabrina the Teenage Witch very much. I was also a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I also remember that I watched some Charmed episodes whenever my mom allowed me to watch them past my bedtime.

And now, decades after those magical days, I got a copy of Witches of East End, a fresh American TV show about contemporary witches with a curse of dying young and being reborn again and again and again… In view of my childhood fetish, I gave season 1 a go. It was a pretty good mashup of everything I liked about witch shows and a bit more, although some of the character development arcs can still use some work. It’s not meant to be scrutinized though. It was meant to be enjoyed more than scrutinized.

Probably I am biased because it reminds me so much of the happier bits of my childhood. I am not the only one who is rooting for the four witches in this show but the fan base was apparently not enough to keep the show running. So it ends at season 2 with a cliffhanger.  I work quite hard at many things so I cut myself some slack with TV time recently; it’s one of the few things a person can do in a digital cave with a good monitor. 🙂

It was a pleasant surprise to find that the TV series is based on a book by author Melissa de la Cruz. She’s a New York Times bestselling YA author based in the U.S. I got really fascinated by the show so I think I am going to check out the books later.