Posted by Tracie P. at Sunday, April 20, 2014 23 Comments
Salem asks the intriguing question, what happens when witches are in charge of the witch trials that plagued 17th century Salem, Massachusetts? The answer is a griping tale with many twists and turns that kept me glued as many secrets were revealed.
Seven years later, John returns from war to find that everyone thinks he has died in the war. Salem is in the middle of a witch panic. Cotton Mather has been sent in to see to the trials. John learns that Mary is the richest woman in Salem because she has married his enemy in his absence. Mary is a well-respected member of the town, but she has secrets of her own that if revealed could destroy her. Mary is torn between her past love for John and her secrets although she feels that John betrayed and abandoned her. John feels that Mary was faithless when she married in his absence.
With the witch trials as the backdrop, there is danger lurking around every corner. Do the witches really exist, or are they just a figment of fear and imagination? How can anyone tell the difference? If there really are witches, what do they want?
I found the pilot to be very entertaining with enough action and surprises that it kept me guessing as to what would happen next. The production value was also superior with a very engaging cast. There are many secrets revealed in the pilot and I'm sure more yet to be unearthed as the season goes on.
Salem will premiere on Sunday, April 20 at 10/9c on WGN America.
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