Witches of East End: Season 1 (2013)

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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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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 6, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 10, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 17, 2013
8
Air date: Nov 24, 2013
9
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
10
Air date: Dec 15, 2013

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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.

Cast

Julia Ormond
as Joanna Beauchamp
Jenna Dewan
as Freya
Rachel Boston
as Ingrid
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.

Oct 8, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

Oct 4, 2013 | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 4, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

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

I'm still very much on board. It has the wit and silliness of Charmed, as well as the nice family dynamic, but still feels like a thoroughly modern show.

Oct 15, 2013 | Full Review…

It's certainly a fun little brew of a show, building off some of the great traditions of the genre and twisting them in that wonderfully campy Lifetime way.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Playful supernatural drama with bits of edgy content.

Oct 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There is a lot of heavy fare on television on Sunday nights. If Witches can retain its wry tone, it will be a satisfying alternative for viewers looking for a lighter way to end the weekend.

Oct 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Witches of East End: Season 1

½

WalterM

Super Reviewer

½

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.

DannM

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