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In this time where we're more aware than ever of the insidiousness of the patriarchy, and yet have to struggle and fight at every turn to get out from under its thumb, it was really empowering to be dropped into this universe where the matriarchy reigned.
Those more pertinent narratives are nearly crushed inside the margins by shoehorned subplots such as a mishandled suicide storyline, necromancy, and pretty much anything regarding the elder witches in their command station.
Motherland combines too many ideas in order to make one wildly confusing show that, despite its insistence otherwise, struggles to understand what "empowerment" actually means.
Fort Salem offers a beautiful world to gaze at, but it's hard to get lost inside it.
More inventiveness is needed to make Fort Salem linger in the memory. There is great potential for the show if Season 2 is injected with more depth and risk.
Creator Eliot Laurence has the bones of a decent show; the history of this all-female military is built with intrigue. If they had explored its roots this could have been a more captivating series alongside the input of real female voices.
Motherland: Fort Salem offers myriad enticements: the gender-nonconforming setting allows the women to express themselves honestly and without shame.
Overall, Motherland: Fort Salem is definitely bringing something to the table with its world-building and witch lore.
If the first season can clear up some of the confusion and expand the world beyond the recruits, we expect things to get very interesting.
Audience Reviews for Motherland: Fort Salem: Season 1
Apr 23, 2021Puh....where to begin... After some really good shows with amazing female roles and cast, great storytelling and emotional Rollercoaster in a magical mystical world - I really hoped Salem to be this kind of show but its not They cram so insanely much content in this show like they want to appeal to every possible audience - but if you try to please everyone, you please no one It wants to be mythical - its not, "spells" and magic is hardly explained or has deeper lore, its just super mutant powers over again more or less It wants to be a tough near apocalyptic dystopia- its not, the first some episodes i got so bored of this "omg war war war war" theme that i just blurred it out It wants to be a "show with strong female characters and themes" - but the first talk of the three heroines is about who is a virgin and who not - I'm not female myself, but i pretty much doubt thats a thing It wants to give the heroines deep relatable trauma and motives - guess what: if some show slaps my face in ecery each minute about "pressure" "traumatic parenting" "death" - Ill do what i do with toxic ppl doing that - i leave This show seems to be a wet dream, soldier boys have after reading harry potter
Mar 25, 2021A near perfect first season. I recently watched a couple of shows that lacked worldbuilding, character arcs or a plot threads - MFS achieves all these things seemingly without much effort. At the end of season 1 you know the protagonists and you know enough about the world to know the stakes - but not enough to already be bored by it. Every little detail is foreshadowed and sometimes you catch it early on and sometimes you don't. MFS respects its audience and I am extremely excited to see where the show is heading in season 2.
Feb 28, 2021Loved season 1. Prayin for a season 2! The characters are great and have great back stories and develop well.
Jan 11, 2021Not great. the story moved at a reasonable pace but frankly the overall idea behind the show is pretty weak and I was not able to accept the nonsense.
Jan 05, 2021I loved this show, stunning alternate world!!!
Dec 29, 2020What is announced under the interesting premise of "What if the salem witches had declared war on the entire us and won?" turns out to be just your average, militaristic male power fantasy with the twist of an all-female cast. I can see guys loving this but to anyone with even the slightest interest in either history or witchcraft, this is just a slap in the face and I also see very little for women in this because all the characters act stereotypically like male-centric society is now telling them and while in real life, we rebel against that, in a female-centric world, we naturally wouldn't? Yeah, I really don't think so and this show is also just not good in any other way either. Well, I guess the visuals are nice but not really worth watching the rest of this absolute disaster...
Dec 25, 2020Interesting concept. Liked the show quite a bit. Recommended!
Dec 02, 2020The show has some interesting idea, but is just too much to take at once and the characters are not as relatable or likable as we see them on screen. Raelle is a LGBT girl with a hipster hairstyle and an easy going attitude, who never back off from any challenge and is completely driven by her emotion, in a reality where she should be greatly capable of dealing with her internal struggles - as soldier of a dystopic and fantasy USG army - and be less reckless. She compensate with an amazing amount of power and the ability to excel in pretty much everything. Other characters are either bland or just completely unrealistic. This show is basically a very well written feminist novel that doesn't fail to show how strong and independent every woman in the show is, especially the 3 main characters. Teenager love and magic orgies are proudly shown on the screen with a plot induced trick probably to confirm they have emotions and are relatable, showing the appeal of being not only a witch, but a woman that has desires. The darkness, gore and seriousness of magic terrorism demonstrated sometime with scenes that are truly impactful, while very dreadful and really interesting to see, make those (constant) inter-personal relationships much sillier than they would be if they were less prominent. The CGI effects, combat scenes and the peculiar use of magic, is top notch. Is it a good serie? i cannot tell for sure, i am still undecided whether i want to see a season 2 or i'm done with it. I'm all for diversity, when is well done, portrayed and is not a choice felt like a "MUST BE THAT WAY".
Nov 23, 2020It was a long time since a series hadn't taken me that way. I found it original, and with a perfect cast. Super recommended.
Sep 02, 2020This one looked good in the trailer but I kept waiting because I thought I would be disappointed...I wasn't.