A Discovery of Witches (2018)

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Season 1
A Discovery of Witches

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A Discovery of Witches smartly grounds its flights of fancy with a lived-in authenticity and harnesses the chemistry between its two star-crossed leads to make for a promising foray into the occult.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018

In Oxford's library, American historian and reluctant witch Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript, and finds herself confronted by geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, who is determined to get his hands on the book.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2018

Blind to the interest she has stirred amongst creatures, Diana fights an increasing pull towards the magical and turns her back on her witch heritage; matters take an unexpectedly dark turn when Satu is sent by Peter Knox to intimidate her.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2018

Domenico takes Satu's information to menacing vampire Gerbert, who gains the advantage he has been waiting for; Diana refuses to help Knox realize his longing to destroy the vampires and answers his threats with a force of untamed elemental power.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

Matthew's hope of keeping Diana safe is short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood; Knox calls an emergency meeting of the Congregation to denounce Matthew; Matthew's ferocious brother, Baldwin, plays a careful game to maintain control.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

Gillian pays a price for her disloyalty to Diana; the vampires study witch DNA; the fall-out threatens the fragile equilibrium between creatures and the focus is on ending Matthew and Diana's relationship, whatever the cost.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2018

Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert's isolated castle ruins; Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2018

Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child; Diana's devastation at having lived her life as only half herself is interrupted by the Madison house releasing one of the missing pages from Ashmole 782.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2018

Matthew's attempt to rescue Diana from Juliette goes horribly wrong; Diana discovers just how lethal her powers can be; as Matthew is dying, Diana must strike a dreadful bargain with the goddess and make the ultimate sacrificial pact.

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Matthew Goode
Matthew Clairmont

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Teresa Palmer profile thumbnail image
Teresa Palmer
Diana Bishop

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Alex Kingston
Sarah Bishop

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Valarie Pettiford
Emily Mather

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Elarica Johnson
Juliette Durand

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Trevor Eve
Gerbert D'Aurillac

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Owen Teale
Peter Knox

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Greg McHugh
Hamish Osborne

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Tanya Moodie
Agatha Wilson

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Louise Brealey
Gillian Chamberlain

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Malin Buska
Satu Järvinen

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Critic Reviews for A Discovery of Witches: Season 1

Audience Reviews for A Discovery of Witches: Season 1

  • Jan 26, 2023
    Amazing! If I could give more stars I would. Now this was fun watching. Loved it.
  • Jan 02, 2023
    Fast paced and unhinged story lines are woven through the plot with thick threads, but little explanation is given. Granted: Teresa Palmer has the right vibe to play Diana, but it feels like her character has been made to be a sitting duck with a backbone as firm as cooked spaghetti. The ‘lusting' after one another by Matthew and Diana, is literally a tale as old as time. Its an old dynamic that one can find in every vampire/humanesque love story. I feel the story has potential, but it lacks the sparkle that one can summon with their own imagination by reading the books. I've got three more episodes to go, and am hoping the next two seasons pick up a more exiting pace.
  • Dec 26, 2022
    Loved this first season, best of all three. The other two seemed rushed and compressed into too few episodes for the material, but this first season is thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Nov 03, 2022
    It is an amazing show, they have a great main plot and is wonderful to watch on the first watch . The character depth and detail is amazing. In my opinion the only sad thing is that they could have slowed down the main plot to make it last longer but otherwise i love it .
  • May 30, 2022
    This is just terrible and so very dull.
  • Feb 21, 2022
    A show that lives up to the hype! Witches and vampires and demons, oh my! This series captured me in the first episode. When you care about the characters, you know the actors and production crews have excelled!
  • Feb 18, 2022
    Nicely done adaptation of the All Souls Trilogy.
  • Feb 08, 2022
    Terrible soapy goop. Huge disapointment.
  • Jan 30, 2022
    Intriguing, sexy, exciting, brilliant, gripping and a must watch. The chemistry between Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode is exceptional - worth watching just for that tbh. Absolutely love love love the show. Thank you to everyone involved.
  • Jan 25, 2022
    no more blood rage, the acting is cringe worthy. The lack of chemistry is appalling.

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