26 January 2017 | SnoopyStyle
murky and bloody
It's the town of Salem in colonial Massachusetts. Puritan rule is in fear of the dark witchcraft. John Alden (Shane West) returns from war to find his love Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) married to a town leader. Few know that witches exist and Mary is one gathering dark powers with minion Tituba. Religious Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is battling the witches while living in the shadows of his formidable father Increase Mather. Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant) is an innocent who discovers her dark origins.
The show starts out well. It's murky and dark. It gets overly convoluted as the seasons go on. It becomes somewhat a muddle. The show only lasted 36 episodes and that's probably a little too long. The show's high point has to be Stephen Lang as Increase Mather. He is great and the character is such a powerful presence. This show has some bloody fun as second tier TV.