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A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 Reviews

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December 4, 2019
The on-location shots of beautiful ancient buildings and bridges, of the shimmering River Thames and tranquil Venetian canals, really do sweep the viewer into another world, casting a spell more powerful than any witch's incantation.
December 4, 2019
There's a lot of talk of magic and prophecies but very little action. Everyone just stands around looking consternated while delivering their lines in breathy hushed tones. The grey colour palette only adds to the gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 4, 2019
The series does a fantastic job of setting its scene, introducing us to this world. It takes its time, it crafts interactions between its main characters in a way that doesn't feel forced or rushed.
December 4, 2019
If historical fantasy is your thing then I imagine you're in heaven. Or hell, or wherever it is a historical fantasist most wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2019
"A Discovery of Witches"... simply feels too derivative and generic to be especially interesting.
April 8, 2019
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2019
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2019
From its bold writing and lush cinematography to its production value, A Discovery of Witches is a solid installment in the gothic horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2019
It gets off to a solid start, and the promise of time-travel in the subsequent books is intriguing for the upcoming Seasons 2 and 3. Given its many charms, it just may be the next show to cast its spell over viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2019
What A Discovery of Witches Season 1 lacks in originality, is bolstered by strong performances from Goode and Palmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 21, 2019
With stellar production values and first-rate performances, A Discovery of Witches is the rare show that nails just about every aspect of a compelling first season.
January 29, 2019
Some violence, romantic complications in book-to-TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2019
It's a show that can satisfy audiences looking for both Peak TV prestige and a good old fashioned scarefest, and there's not many shows that can pull that off.
January 22, 2019
A Discovery of Witches is actually really good at setting up things not only for the first season but for the series itself. We meet most of our main characters during the first episode and it sets up the drama for the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2019
In the end, A Discovery of Witches is a mostly worthwhile addition to the seemingly endless parade of genre book adaptations that make for an entertaining, if not entirely satisfying binge-watch.
January 18, 2019
There's no shortage of gorgeous locations, swoon-worthy actors, danger or mystery on board.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 17, 2019
A Discovery Of Witches most often calls to mind a smarter, gentler Underworld.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 17, 2019
A Discovery of Witches is obviously not looking to give us the groundbreaking. It's aiming for highly watchable, and I do feel the pull to watch the next episode.
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