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A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: A Discovery of Witches smartly grounds its flights of fancy with a lived-in authenticity and harnesses the chemistry between its two star-crossed leads to make for a promising foray into the occult.


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As Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the secrets of the ancient manuscript, their relationship develops, and events threaten to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between witches, vampires, daemons and humans.


Matthew Goode
as Matthew Clairmont
Teresa Palmer
as Diana Bishop
Alex Kingston
as Sarah Bishop
Valarie Pettiford
as Emily Mather
Owen Teale
as Peter Knox

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (5)

It has its own parlance, its stunning vistas of rural French hills and yachts covered in polished teak, and its central story of forbidden love, defined by a dynamic that I can only describe as "sexy-sexy sex."

April 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Palmer maintained an admirable balance of defiant competence and bewilderment at her situation. The discovery of the show's title will be in part, of course, Diana's own - of her past, the past of her people, her powers and her future.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Creepy and Goode brings a hollowed-out world-weariness to his role.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Those of you who aren't nimble enough to find all of the good stuff on streaming services outside Netflix and Hulu can feast your eyes on the fiery relationship between a witch and vampire.

April 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's the little moments when A Discovery of Witches relaxes its self-seriousness - to indulge a joke, or enthusiastically juice its pulpy story - that really get the blood pumping.

February 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The show holds some promise of fun escapism though... Goode steals the show with an excellent final act where his ability to both charm and terrify is in full force.

February 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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