'Witches of East End': 5 reasons to catch up before Season 2

Witches have reemerged in pop culture. This year we had a couple tastes of this genre thanks to FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" and Lifetime's "Witches of East End." The latter series is based on the bestselling novel from Melissa de La Cruz and focuses on two young witches -- Freya and Ingrid -- who are unaware of their powers. After a mysterious figure threatens their family, they have to uncover the mystery behind their own abilities, but at the same time Freya has to deal with a bigger problem: her heart. The man who she chooses will either destroy her or make her stronger. If a show that is going to entertain you and make you linger for more is enough, here are 5 more reasons why to watch ...

The New Witches

For years, witches have been associated with the devil and with evil. This time we have a new perspective. "Witches of East End" breaks through the ordinary and brings a whole new perspective to where witches come from. Another good thing is that the series is only witches. This is what makes it perfect; it focuses on the life of witches, whom interact with witches and fight with witches. No vampires, no werewolves. Just witches.

It's Only 10 Episodes


An advantage of turning a book into a television series is that you can have all the time you need to explain things better and develop the characters. On "Witches" we only have 10 episodes. As each one passes, we grow more fond of the characters and we encounter more cliffhangers. It is literally a "page turner" series, because once it starts catching your attention, it doesn't let you down.

The Time Traveling

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The series deals with many periods of time which explore the characters even more. Themes like immortality and resurrection are pertinent through the whole series. This makes the viewer understand the true intentions of both the enemy and the protagonists.

Love Triangle


In the first episode we see that one of our witches is going to get married. On the eve of her marriage party she meets her fiance's brother. The strangest thing of all is that our little witch had dreams about this mysterious brother. And boom! It begins. Although it has cliches like the good brother and the bad brother, this love triangle is nothing like ones seen before. This one explores things like which person is made for you and which one would make you a better person.

A Great Cast


Actors like Julia Ormond ("Mad Men," yo!), Virgina Madsen, Madchen Amick ("Twin Peaks," 4EVA!) Joel Gretsch, Jenna Dewan Tatum (We hear her husband is kind of a big deal) and  Freddy Prinze Jr., work their own brand of magic and make the series flow.

While the first season finished airing last Sunday (Dec. 15), and Lifetime has renewed it for a second season of 13 episodes airing in 2014. Will you give it a try?
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