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Explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and uncovering the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind this infamous period in American history.
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Series cast summary:
 Mary Sibley (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 John Alden (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Cotton Mather (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Anne Hale (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Tituba (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Mercy Lewis (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Isaac Walton (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Little John / ... (24 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Baron Sebastian Marburg (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Hathorne (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Countess Marburg (15 episodes, 2015-2017)


Explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and uncovering the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind this infamous period in American history. Written by WGN

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20 April 2014 (USA)  »

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When the ancient witches are speaking, some of what they are saying is English, only backwards. See more »


Tituba: What do you think you are doing?
Mary's Son: Playing, Ma'am.
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References The Crucible (1996) See more »

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6 June 2014 | by (Belfast, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was on the fence about starting this show, until I came here and read the ridiculous 1 star reviews that actually made me give it a go. I just finished episode 1 and thought I would leave my opinion because a lot of people seem to be confused between this show and actually historical events.

For anyone who wants a 100% accurate retelling of real events from that period. This show is not for you. It doesn't claim to be accurate and doesn't try to be. Try the history channel for nice documentary.

Although a dark time in US history. There were no real witches. If this show was accurate it would be a simple small town that randomly kills innocent people for religious reasons. Perhaps that is what some of you expected from this show, but I would find that boring and repetitive. I'm happy the writers included witches and obscured some facts to make it entertaining.

This show is an entertaining twist on a dark time in US history. I don't think that means its insulting or aimed towards idiots (as some have said). I believe its what it is: a supernatural show loosely based on historical events.

Now for the show itself. The plot so far has been fast paced with some slightly strange aspects (no spoilers). The acting is so-so and the sfx were a lot better than I expected.

The only bad thing I can say is.. The brothel doesn't make sense. I'm not talking about historical accuracy. The writers have clearly setup a town ruled by religion. It seems anyone who disagrees with the religious order ends up beaten or killed. Yet they allow a brothel. I believe in this aspect the writers have tried to use sex scenes to keep people entertained and I don't think it is needed as I found it entertaining enough without those scenes.

Overall a good show and I will keep watching.

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