Thursday, October 1, 2009

Review - Eastwick Season 1 Episode 2 Reaping and Sewing

Eastwick is charming. I don't see how anyone can really hate this show. There's many likable elements to this show that very few elements that are too off-putting. I probably won't watch this again, but there is a certain quality to this show that people should take a look at.

Sure the plot is a little mundane and the themes are simplistic, but the show isn't supposed to be compelling or complex. The characters are all a tad unrealistic, but they are likable. The dialogue and delivery has a really nice humorous feel to it. There isn't anything clever or smart about it, but it works. The show doesn't take itself too seriously and the drama is still light-hearted.

The mystery does not feel like a mystery very much, and I'm not even sure it should. The rich guy Van Horne is obviously a devious character with a shady past. Joanna and Penny dig up an old picture of Van Horne except it's not his name. He tries to corrupt the women through various means. There is some story about this new guy who Roxanne dreams about him killing her so she questions her abilities after talking to him. After the attempted rape of her daughter, Roxanne confronts the guy (her ex-boyfriend) and gets into a protracted battle with him which culminates into the 3 friends eyeing him and causing him to most likely be killed.

The endings of both episodes have been awkward with the openings equally as awkward and I was really confused when the episode started. The writing of Eastwick needs work and there is so much more that could been done with the idea of witches, but the cast is great and I think it balances out the other negatives.

Score: 8.5/10


Anonymous said...

If you probably won't watch again, it can't be all that great.

TV Obsessed said...

I'm not watching because I already am watching 3 shows on Wednesday which other than Friday is the only day I have free time to do other things.

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