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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite TV Show

Salem

Okay, another witch show. I know. But this one is different. It’s really dark, way darker than Charmed (which really wasn’t a true witch show but still fun) and even darker than Witches of East End, which I also like for different reasons. I like the premise of how the witches are trying to gain control of Salem by using the witch trials to get the Puritans to kill each other—sort of like the wolf hiding among the sheep.

What I like about Salem—anytime Puritans get what they deserve, I’m right there cheering it on. I mean, how hypocritical can you get? They fornicate all over the place, even the preacher who condemns all the fun stuff, yet the people caught fornicating get an F branded on their foreheads. Geez. This is one of the darkest times in history—because of superstition, fear and ignorance, innocent people died in terrible ways.

What I don’t like about Salem—the witches are portrayed as evil demons consorting with the Devil. That bothers me because I don’t think of all witches as evil, and witches have been around for centuries, so how can they sell their soul to the Devil when the Devil is a Christian invention? Yet I am compelled to keep watching this show. I love the main witch character, Mary Sibley. The actress does a great job in this role, making all the Puritans think she is innocent. Mary wants to be evil but her love for Captain John Alden, played by the hunky Shane West, keeps her soul pure.

If you want to be entertained by powerful witches getting revenge on the oppressive, hypocritical Puritans, then I recommend this show.

 

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