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The Secret Circle: Season 1 (2011-2012)



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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The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in THE SECRET CIRCLE, a drama full of mystery, intrigue and danger based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries).


Britt Robertson
as Cassie Blake
Thomas Dekker
as Adam Conant
Gale Harold
as Charles Meade
Phoebe Tonkin
as Faye Chamberlain
Shelley Hennig
as Diana Meade
Ashley Crow
as Jane Blake
Natasha Henstridge
as Dawn Chamberlain
Adam Harrington
as Ethan Conant
Joe Lando
as Evil Man
Tim Phillipps
as Handsome Guy
Logan Browning
as Sally Matthews
Camille Sullivan
as Heather Barnes
Dave Baez
as Zachary
Chad Rook
as Samuel
JR Bourne
as Isaac
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Critic Reviews for The Secret Circle: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

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.

September 6, 2011 | Full Review…

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.

September 13, 2011 | Full Review…

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.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The CW built this predictable teen supernatural romance as a companion to the similar and better Vampire Diaries.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Secret Circle won't quite put witches in the vampire league, but it could put them in the game.

September 15, 2011 | Full Review…

A not-bad formula gothic that'll rise or fall on the Dekker/Robertson chemistry; I'm betting on the former.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Secret Circle: Season 1

I liked the ensemble but it was very melodramatic and the series offered nothing new but plenty of cliche.


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