This new version of the frequently-adapted John Updike novel, The Witches of Eastwick, is concieved as a cross between Sex in the City and Charmed, without the urban sophistication of the former or the ironic self-mockery of the latter. Three women in the small New England town of Eastwick discover that they have supernatural powers; shortly thereafter, the Devil comes to town in the person of one Mr. Van Horn. Supposedly, black comedy ensues. We’ll see. Reviews are posted here one week after they appear on SFScope.com.
Pilot – During a Founder’s Day celebration in the hamlet of Eastwick, three women find and throw a strange coin into a fountain; next thing they know, their wishes are coming true–at a price. Airdate 23 September 2009.
Reaping and Sewing – Eastwick’s annual Fall Festival brings even more complications into the lives of Roxie, Kat and Joanna. Airdate 30 September 2009
Madams and Madames – Roxie deals with a dead man’s ghost, Kat gets closer to a divorce, and Joanna snags the story of a lifetime. Airdate 7 October 2009.
Fleas and Casseroles – Roxie seeks more information about Jamie, Joanna tracks down more secrets about Darryl Van Horne, and Penny’s secret source is revealed. Airdate 14 October 2009
Mooning and Crooning – A rare lunar event triggers an orgy in downtown Eastwick, and Joanna throws caution to the winds by printing an article about Darryl Van Horne. Airdate 21 October 2009
Bonfire and Betrayal – Haunted by visions of a funeral, Roxie tries to save her loved ones; Joanna finds herself in a very hot spot after being fired from the newspaper. Airdate 28 October 2009
Red Ants and Black Widows – Joanna finds that she has been replaced on the newspaper by a very persistent reporter; Roxie deals with grief even as villagers accuse her of being a “black widow”. Airdate 4 November 2009
Paint and Pleasure – Roxie is thrilled when Darryl arranges an art show for her work, Kat dithers on whether to pursue a romance with Will, and Joanna fumbles an attempt to get her life back to Square One. Airdate 18 November 2009