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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Air date: Sep 15, 2011
Air date: Sep 22, 2011
Air date: Sep 29, 2011
Air date: Oct 6, 2011
Air date: Oct 13, 2011
Air date: Oct 20, 2011
Air date: Oct 27, 2011
Air date: Nov 3, 2011
Air date: Nov 10, 2011
Air date: Jan 5, 2012
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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).

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.

Sep 6, 2011 | Full Review…
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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.

Sep 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.

Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The CW built this predictable teen supernatural romance as a companion to the similar and better Vampire Diaries.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

You don't need magic to forget about The Secret Circle. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 23, 2018 | Full Review…

While the show has hiccups: Faye's bad girl act comes on a bit strong and the magical incantations are incredibly cheesy, The Secret Circle succeeds at being an hour of good fun.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Cassie, Adam, Diana, Faye, Melissa, and shirtless Nick make witchcraft seem so easy with their mantra-like chants of whatever magic they want to make happen. At least the Harry Potter spells had some nifty Latin sounds to them.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

I can safely say: so far, so mysteriously, enjoyably, attractively good.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

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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