Stay Tuned: Do you believe in magic?
Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012
Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012 23:02
I grew up watching "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and wishing that I had magical powers like Sabrina Spellman. Spellman is a teenage witch (hence the title) who lives with her aunts Hilda and Zelda. Along with this show, I used to watch "Charmed," which follows the lives of the four Halliwell sisters who also happen to be witches. If you like to watch shows like "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "Charmed," or any other fantasy series, then "The Secret Circle" may be something you will enjoy.
"The Secret Circle" is broadcast on the CW and was created by Kevin Williamson, the same individual who brought us classics such as "Dawson's Creek" and "The Vampire Diaries." Williamson's others works include the films "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Williamson's latest creation, "The Secret Circle," has already proven to be a success and was praised highly by numerous critics including Lloyd Roberts of the Los Angeles Times. Roberts stated that the show "aims not just for creepiness but for a tremulous sense of beauty that reflects the heightened sensibilities and hair-trigger sensitivities of adolescence."
Like "The Vampire Diaries," "The Secret Circle" has its fair share of witchcraft and wizardry. It may be most appealing to pre-teens and teenagers who can relate to the characters on the show.
"The Secret Circle" begins with the unfortunate death of Cassie Blake's mother, which causes 16-year old Cassie to move to Chance Harbor, Wash., to live with her grandmother. As Cassie tries to move on from her mother's death, she soon learns that destiny is hard to run from. Cassie's encounter with some of the other youths in the town causes her to question some of the strange things that have been happening to her.
Cassie soon befriends troublesome Faye and her sidekick Melissa, Melissa's (kind of) boyfriend Nick, and the lovebirds Diane and Adam. These five teens eventually reveal to Cassie that she comes from a long line of witches and that her presence in Chance Harbor completes their six-member coven. Even though Cassie is dubious about being a witch, her mother's spell-book and a letter to Cassie reveal that Cassie possesses magical powers. In the same letter, her mother goes on to tell Cassie that she needs to be careful, as dark forces might to steal her powers.
You're probably thinking that "The Secret Circle" is just like every other teen series that is out there. I, like you, was hesitant to watch this show because I feared that it might be dreary with its trite plot. But after having kept up with the show thus far, I can honestly say that "The Secret Circle" may prove to be the next teen sensation.
"The Secret Circle" has a predictable plot, but you often forget what you are expecting because you are so engrossed with the characters. The show has some pretty faces to look at (such as Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker and Chris Zylka), but what is most exciting is the passion with which the characters play their roles. Stay tuned to the "The Secret Circle" which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW.