I came across a show on Netflix called The Good Witch. From the first episode, I was hooked. It’s a great little TV series, light-hearted fun. What I couldn’t believe is that it was based on a made for TV movie that was so popular, they made 6 more!
- The Good Witch (2008)
- The Good Witch’s Garden (2009)
- The Good Witch’s Gift (2010)
- The Good Witch’s Family (2011)
- The Good Witch’s Charm (2012)
- The Good Witch’s Destiny (2013)
- The Good Witch’s Wonder (2014)
The crazy part is, as much as I love romantic movies, I hadn’t ever heard of The Good Witch or any of the follow-up movies. How is that even possible considering they were the highest rated shows on the Hallmark channel.
Some of the things that bother me …
They tend to say “on the house” all the time. How exactly do these small businesses in this very tiny town stay in business when every time you turn around you hear them say “on the house”.
Another thing that bothered me was in season 2 they introduced a girl named Katie. She goes to school with Grace. They are supposed to be the same age, but clearly, they aren’t. Katie is in fact, 9 years older than Grace in real life. It shows and it’s bad. It’s sort of a 90210 Andrea Zuckerman moment.
A 16-year-old in high school played by someone who is almost 30, is just flat out retarded. There are so many younger girls who they could have cast in this minor part, why cast a nearly 30-year-old woman to play a 16-year-old child? It’s ridiculous.
This is Gracie, the character who plays the 16-year-old. She’s 18 in real life but clearly looks like a little 16-year-old girl. Nothing like the nearly 30-year-old from above.
Okay sorry, that rant over. 😛
I honestly love this TV show. It’s not magical in the same way that Charmed was. It’s far more subtle. It’s more about love and family and the people in the small town than it really is about anything to do with magic.
If you were like me and haven’t seen it yet, I high recommend you check out the TV series. The first two seasons you can see on Netflix and season 3 is currently airing on the Hallmark channel.