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Motherland: Fort Salem: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: Despite a fine cast and impressive set up, Motherland: Fort Salem's ambitious ideas are overwhelmed by the sheer too-muchness of it all.


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Three young women trained in combat magic prepare for a terrifying and thrilling early deployment in a world where traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats.


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Critic Reviews for Motherland: Fort Salem: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Motherland: Fort Salem offers myriad enticements: the gender-nonconforming setting allows the women to express themselves honestly and without shame.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

In this time where we're more aware than ever of the insidiousness of the patriarchy, and yet have to struggle and fight at every turn to get out from under its thumb, it was really empowering to be dropped into this universe where the matriarchy reigned.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Those more pertinent narratives are nearly crushed inside the margins by shoehorned subplots such as a mishandled suicide storyline, necromancy, and pretty much anything regarding the elder witches in their command station.

March 12, 2020 | Rating: 50/100 | Full Review…

Army of witches fight for USA in sometimes violent show.

April 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, Motherland: Fort Salem is definitely bringing something to the table with its world-building and witch lore.

March 23, 2020 | Full Review…

If the first season can clear up some of the confusion and expand the world beyond the recruits, we expect things to get very interesting.

March 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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