If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds.
The Secret Circle is an amazing show. When you watch this, you must enjoy it ! Worst thing is that has been canceled season 2 :( I really like that show. In this show are acting really good actresses...like Britt Robertson (Cassie), Phoebe Tonkin (Faye) and Shelley Hennig (Diana). And I must write something about Chris Zylka (Jake) and of course about Thomas Dekker (Adam)...I'm in love in this two, there are hot and good actors.THE SECRET CIRCLE is awesome...It have some mistakes but every show have it.
I think most people know what they are signing up for when they read the description of this show, but those male viewers out there should know this isn't half bad. It's what you would come to expect from a teenage drama, with plenty of soapy romance, who's sleeping with who, and of course an emo guy who probably wears eyeliner (Adam). But if you can get over the soapiness, you just might find this isn't half bad.The show focuses on the classic teenage drama one might come to expect from any show based on sorcery. Think Twilight drama, minus the sadomasochism. We follow the life of Cassy, a young 16-year- old, who moves back in with her grandmother because her mom dies. She soon learns she is a witch, and we follow her her journey of self- discovery.Luckily for Cassy, she finds 5 of her schoolmates, somehow in the same school, are ALSO witches, and so begins the monotonous drama of every episode: Cassy goes to school, discusses witchcraft with said fellow witches, ditches school because she and her friends are too "cool for school", engages in some risky activity, usually involving demon-chasing, and talks about the drama with said witches. Early antics focus on the "team effort" of these witches who somehow found themselves together in Chance Harbor, as they bind themselves and their magic together.If you are confused by the use of the term "witch" for male characters, you would be right. Probably for feminist reasons, the writers decided to call "wizards" witches.Obviously, the star of the show here is Britt Robertson, who does a great job. While the writing is bland, the actors do a tremendous job of opening us up to their characters. Near the end of the season, you start to really see Britt's character and ask yourself how she can be so stupid, but therein lies the ingenuity. Most characters seem to display a limited amount of depth, but probably just enough to keep you interested.The sound is just average. I watched in a surround configuration and found the rear speakers to be mostly unutilized.The show feels drawn out, and very slow-paced. Not much happens in the first couple episodes, and it felt like the writers were short on ideas at times. With the amount of secret-keeping in witches' families, I found myself wondering how these parents and their kids could keep so many secrets and not find out more. You know the writers are short on ideas when they only hold their scenes in 1 of 5 places: the school, the diner, the abandoned house, and the forest. Probably a budgeting thing, but I would have liked more creativity here.Overall, if you can get over the soapiness and the slow pace, you might find you enjoy this season 1. I think male viewers like myself will find it hard to watch the whole thing due to its slow pace, but for those who can tolerate it, The Secret Circle makes for some entertaining late-night TV.
This show had be entranced with the very first episode. Normally I don't go for supernatural things but this show was just so amazing. I am very upset that it was cancelled I would love if this show could be renewed, it finished with such a cliffhanging episode. Me and my gal friends would meet up every Thursday and eat nachos and watch this TV show. It always had me and my friends completely engrossed in the TV and on the edge of our seats. It was a great story line and the characters were developing so well. Each character was very distinct from the next, great idea, great show. Would of recommended this show to anybody.
Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) has just returned to Chance Harbor after the murder of her mother to stay with her grandmother. She had tried to shield Cassie from her town. Little did she know that she was the last missing piece to form a coven. Adam Conant (Thomas Dekker), Faye Chamberlain (Phoebe Tonkin), Diana Meade (Shelley Hennig), Melissa Glaser (Jessica Parker Kennedy), and Charles Meade (Gale Harold) form the rest of the group.It's a great premise, and had all the potential in the world. The second episode was especially great. Then it weakened as more and more convoluted ideas get added in. Instead of setting it up and letting it run, they couldn't let it settle and kept adding more story lines.