DVD Review “Witches of East End: The Complete First Season”

witches-eastStarring: Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2014
Run Time: 418 minutes

Season: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

“Witches of East End” is a new original series from the channel Lifetime and based loosely on the book of the same by Melissa de la Cruz. I wasn’t really planning on watching this show when it aired but something about it drew me in…like I was under a spell…wait a sec?! Or maybe it was the very attractive women in the trailer 😉 This show is smart, sexy and very fun to watch. Looking forward to Season 2 when it returns on Sunday, July 6 on Lifetime.

If you want to talk about “cougars”, this show has got two very attractive women including Julia Ormond (“Sabrina (1995)”) as Joanna Beauchamp and Mädchen Amick (“Twin Peaks”) as Wendy Beauchamp. Then of course, we have Jenna Dewan-Tatum (“Step Up”) as Freya Beauchamp and Rachel Boston (“The Ex List”) as Ingrid Beauchamp only adding to the sexy of the show.

Official Premise: “Witches of East End” stars Emmy award-winning Julia Ormond as Joanna Beauchamp, an ageless mother trying to keep a supernatural secret from her daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) so they can lead a normal life. But when Joanna’s estranged sister (Mädchen Amick) arrives to warn her of an evil entity out to destroy them all, Joanna is forced to reveal the truth about her family’s magical legacy.

There are a great group of supporting cast as well, who popped in throughout the series including Virginia Madsen (“Candyman”), Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”), Neil Hopkins (“Skyline”), Matt Frewer (“Lawnmover Man 2”) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (“Star Wars: Rebels”) to name a few.

The special features are not the great but do get a few laughs at least. There is a short featurette called “Falling Under Their Spell”, focusing on the show’s characters. There are some deleted scenes, a gag reel and a cat blooper included. I would have loved to seen some commentary tracks from this great cast.

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