Critic Consensus: Yet another entry in the supernatural teen sweepstakes, The Secret Circle features some appealing young performers but follows genre conventions a bit too slavishly.
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as Cassie Blake
as Adam Conant
as Charles Meade
as Faye Chamberlain
as Diana Meade
as Jane Blake
as Dawn Chamberlain
as Ethan Conant
as Evil Man
as Handsome Guy
as Sally Matthews
as Heather Barnes
The bottom line for the premiere episode of a show like this is whether the end leaves us gasping and wanting to learn more. But the final reveal is basically something we've already figured out. The many unanswered questions aren't that interesting.
Only if The Vampire Diaries leaves you craving more over-the-top drama involving girl power and daydreams about destiny, should you follow creator Williamson (Dawson's Creek) into his latest venture.
Secret Circle, replete with The CW's usual heavy doses of sappy pop music mood-ruiners, eventually gets around to outlining its basic plot point.
The CW built this predictable teen supernatural romance as a companion to the similar and better Vampire Diaries.
Secret Circle won't quite put witches in the vampire league, but it could put them in the game.
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