I am all for witchcraft, wiccan, black magic, sorcery what ever you want to call it-I love it. To be honest though the only reason I am interested in this show is Thomas Dekker! The moment that boy flashed into my life on the short lived ‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ I became Dekked for life! I have seen most everything else he has done from “All About Evil” , “Kaboom” and “Laid to Rest” to some internet spoof shorts that he and his little clique of Hollywogs are known to do. He is just easy on the eyes and a very intense actor to watch on screen. Anyway he is why I am giving ‘The Secret Circle’ my attentione. Not that I don't enjoy occult based shows. I loved Tara and Willow on ‘Buffy’ and enjoyed some of the storyline of ‘The Craft’ and the movie was ok for what it was and for that time in the 90’s. Usually I pass on shows about witchcraft because they are sometimes a little lesbianic and chauvinistic towards masculinity, as if to say “female good-male bad”. Like ‘Charmed’ did nothing for me because it seemed to portray the female characters as the only wholesome character and the only good male was a subservient and almost neutered male companion. Just my opinion. Anyway I ramble…the point of this post is to celebrate the pilot episode of ‘The Secret Circle’ with some production stills from the show! …So enjoy and blessed be!!
Episode 1.01 "Pilot" (9/15/11 Air Date; 9:00-10:00 PM):
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEVIN WILLIAMSON (“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES”) COMES A STORY ABOUT A SECRET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY POWERS — Cassie Blake’s (Britt Robertson, “Life Unexpected”) world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane (Ashley Crow, “Heroes”) in the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While trying to adjust to her new life, Cassie is quickly befriended by Diana Meade (Shelley Hennig, “Days of Our Lives”), a sweet-natured classmate who offers to show her around and introduces her to mean-girl Faye (Phoebe Tonkin, “H2O: Just Add Water”), her sidekick Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “50/50,” “Smallville”) and Cassie’s next-door neighbor Nick (Louis Hunter, “Out of the Blue”). Things get complicated when she meets Adam (Thomas Dekker, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Diana’s boyfriend, with whom she feels an instant and powerful connection.
Upon meeting one of her mother’s childhood friends, Dawn Chamberlain (Natasha Henstridge, “Species”), the school principal and Faye’s mother, Cassie begins to wonder why her mother never spoke of her hometown. When strange and dangerous things begin to happen, Cassie’s new friends are forced to tell her their secret – they are all witches, and her arrival will complete the Circle. However, the Circle has not been drawn together again by chance – Diana’s father, Charles Meade (Gale Harold, “Queer as Folk,” “Desperate Housewives”) has plans of his own for the group. Liz Friedlander directed the episode written by Andrew Miller.