The Secret Circle (The CW) - Series Premiere: Synopsis and Review

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‘The Secret Circle’ premiered on September 15th on The CW, in the 9/8c timeslot. It is a supernatural teen and adolescent drama, fitting in very well on The CW, and it is based on the novel series with the same name by L.J. Smith.

When Cassie's (Britt Robertson) mother dies in a house fire, she moves in with her grandmother, staying in the room her mother grew up in. Everybody seems to know Cassie and her mother in Chance Harbor, Washington, and strange things start happening to her. Her newly acquainted classmates reveal things about themselves, Cassie and their past that she never knew about; they are part of a Secret Circle of witches, that has passed on from generation to generation for over three centuries now.
With Cassie back in town, the Circle is now complete, and their powers have greatly increased. However, the six families have abolished witchcraft after something that happened sixteen years ago, causing all members of the current Circle to lose a parent. Therefore, their parents and grandparents are not supposed to know that a new Circle is being formed.
The members of the new Circle don’t all have the same intentions, and with the group indecisive, things are starting to get out of hand.

At The CW, ‘The Secret Circle’ is in the perfect place. It clearly has the same target audience as most other shows on The CW, teenage and adolescent females. However, even if you’re, like me, not part of that group, the story is good enough to make you actually wonder what secrets are still buried for Cassie. Other parts, such as the rebellious member of the Circle (Phoebe Tonkin of ‘H2O: Just Add Water’) who wants to do ‘evil’ things with her powers, are a bit predictable. If The CW is your network and you like a supernatural twist, ‘The Secret Circle’ might just be your new favorite show.

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