I’ve been waiting with baited breath for the new series on WGN, Salem. As an outcasted teenage girl in the 90’s, I fansied myself a “witch”. I practiced Wicca and even spent some time studying the writings of Anton LaVey. I’ve also done considerable research about the infamous Salem Witch Trials. So as you can guess I was pretty excited for this new series, after thr popularity of Vikings on the History channel, I thought this would be a historical drama about the atrocities that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s.
Today I just watched a trailer for Salem and I couldn’t be more disappointed. I literally felt my body drop along with my excited smile. What is this shit? I wanted a HISTORICAL DRAMA. Not The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Rosemary’s Baby, Wicker Man and The Evil Dead (the new one) mashed into a tv series. Not to bismerch those films, some of them I like for one reason or another. But haven’t we seen enough supernatural gore fests? I mean, I’ll watch it, I’ve been known to enjoy a good supernatural gore fest, but they had an amazing opportunity here and from what I saw they are not going to do the history justice.
Anyway, there’s my entitled rant of the week.