Salem: Initial Thoughts

Yesterday we started watching Salem, the WGN America series.  (It is currently on Netflix).  We watched the first 3 episodes of the 13 episode season, and so far it’s pretty interesting.  It is a historical dark fantasy taking place during the Salem Witch Trials.  Historical accuracy is not it’s strong suit, though I doubt that will bother most viewers.  They play fast and loose with the facts, embellishing and replacing whatever they need to tell the story they want. 

Getting past that, it is an interesting story with some dark and disturbing material (for a television show).   The characters are diverse, and played by a talented cast.  While the entire main cast performs well, I do want to mention one who plays a minor character.  Elise Eberle, who plays Mercy Lewis, gives a chilling performance, that to me, is one of the most memorable of the show. 

I will be posting a season review once we finish it, but if you have seen it, let me know what you think (no spoilers please).

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