Why oh why should The Secret Circle be in any danger of getting cancelled just after one Season you may ask?! It’s an awesome show full of magic and mystery and shoddy script writing and mind bogging cliché lines from teenagers, lines that make your regular reading and breathing teenagers cringe in agony. There won’t be a second season of The Secret Circle.
What? Wait! Why? In a nutshell, the whole concept the show is based on, parents, kids, witchy circle, conspiracy, betrayal and heroine against will is executed poorly, pair that with mediocre script writing, average teen casting and an appeal to an audience the size of a vacant mouse hole down in Hobbiton. If you want to watch a teen magic mystery show, watch Teen Wolf instead. If you don’t see any difference in the size of the appeal circle between the two shows then there’s no point in continuing this.
Caveat/Quid pro quo: Yes, TSC has some interesting elements going for it on a very basic level. What is that? Magic and Witches. Can always watch “Charmed” instead.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate or want TSC to get cancelled (I really do not care either way). I watched 7 episodes and then gave up on it, seeing for what it is in essence, a rehash of stuff I have already seen 1001 variants of and most of them 1001 times better than TSC. I am not bored enough to spend time on TSC anymore although I still find myself amused by the photo recaps on tv.com, which is credit to the writers on tv.com!
So think what you will but shows such as TSC (or “Reaper” among others) are destined to be cancelled and guess what, most of the time they are! Cancelled.
Posted originally on tv.com (here) before the cancellation announcement came.