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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall TV Review: The Secret Circle

Of the five new shows that premiered the week before the official start of the new TV season, the CW's Secret Circle is by far the best of the bunch. Whereas RINGER looks like it could get real old real fast, THE SECRET CIRCLE seems to have a broader vision, and more to work with. In the pilot, Cassie (Brit Robertson of Life Unexpected) finds out she is a witch, and together with the other five she- and he-witches in her coven, their circle is now complete - and much more powerful. The pilot sets this up good, and with enough backstory hints that there is something much darker going on in town. I liked the relationship between Brit and Thomas Dekker - especially their woodland scene (but enough with the Twilight schtick). If I have one gripe its that the show neeeds to add a bit of comedy into the mix for this to really soar. A-

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