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Witches of East End: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Although it's ridiculously soapy, Witches of East End is often campy fun; it's a supernatural spectacle that's entertaining despite its silliness.


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Season 1 of the supernatural series, based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz, focuses on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two beautiful daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston), who live in a secluded seaside town. The unsuspecting sisters soon learn from their mother that they all are actually powerful, immortal witches, and that an ancient enemy who is seeking revenge threatens to destroy their family. The two young women embark on a crash course to learn how to control and use their newfound abilities in order to protect their loved ones, all while keeping their powers a secret from their fellow townspeople and their various romantic interests. Mädchen Amick also stars.


Julia Ormond
as Joanna Beauchamp
Eric Winter
as Dash Gardiner
Daniel Di Tomasso
as Killian Gardiner
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Critic Reviews for Witches of East End: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

With a pilot artfully shot by Mark Waters, the series is good-looking, atmospheric, and jaunty.

October 8, 2013 | Full Review…

[It] will remain a missable new supernatural series populated by wooden actors and feeble plotlines.

October 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Lifetime's new drama Witches of East End is a silly but entertaining story that manages to provide a little romance and suspense while letting us see the tongue in its cheek.

October 4, 2013 | Full Review…

What's utterly clear is that the starter hour picks up steam whenever loose-cannon Amick bops around -- although Ormond does a nice job of grounding its shenanigans in a semblance of reality.

October 4, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Better to power-watch multiple reruns of Charmed, which at least offered some simple pleasures. Witches of East End is just not worth a viewer's toils and troubles.

October 3, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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With romance, magic, some soapy drama and mystery worked into the story, Witches of East End seems poised to bewitch its audience as it gets off to a fun and dramatic start.

January 2, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Witches of East End: Season 1



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The supernatural series Witches of East End plays a little like a Harlequin Romance, but comes through with some excitement and adventure. In Season 1 two sisters, Freya and Ingrid Beauchamp, discover that they are immortal witches that have been reincarnated over a dozen times, and their aunt Wendy returns to warn them that a shape-shifter is coming after their family. Overall it's a compelling story that's full of mystery, but unfortunately there's a horribly cliched and trite B story with Freya torn between two brothers in a convoluted love triangle. However, Madchen Amick and Rachel Boston really shine and have an incredible amount of charisma that overcomes the weaknesses in the episodes. And, there are some fun guest appears from Tom Lenk, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Virginia Madsen, who play interesting characters. Season 1 of Witches of East End has a bit of a rough start, but eventual creates a fascinating mythology that's full of intrigue.


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