I’ve really missed recapping a TV show, and have been seeking out a sci-fi or fantasy series wacky, campy, or silly enough to suit the tone of this blog. The Shannara Chronicles seemed to fit the bill, but then I remembered Shadowhunters and figured I’d get more attention if I recapped that seeing as it’s connected to a figure of internet notoriety. Hey, can’t fault me for honesty.
A while back I started recapping the Secret Circle books. I haven’t yet finished, but I’m in the process of rereading so I can finish my recaps. For now, however, here’s a little something to tide you over.
In an attempt to ride off the success of The Vampire Diaries and make a franchise out of everything ever, the CW has now made The Secret Circle into a TV series. Because of my general masochism and inability to resist a good train wreck, I tuned in. The first few episodes were rather ho-hum, but the show has officially crossed over from entertaining trainwreck to straight-up crack in episode 4, so things are looking up.
I’m not going to give the episodes the full recap treatment, like I have for previous shows. There’s just too much ground to cover and while I love recapping, it can be extremely tedious and time-consuming. Have no fear, though–I am working on another recap for this site. Aren’t you excited? I’m also not going to spend a lot of time comparing the TV series to the books. That can also get tedious, and generally speaking, I prefer to analyze TV adaptations on their own merits. Oh, and it should go without saying–MASSIVE SPOILERS UP TO EPISODE 4.
So, Point Pleasant. Some of you might remember this short-lived series. Its brief run began (and ended) in 2005, although the show looks and feels more like it was filmed in 1997. The premise was based around a mysterious young girl who (literally) washes up on the shore of the titular New Jersey town. She is the daughter of Satan and a mortal woman, in perpetual conflict between her human side and her evil side. PP received attention in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom because it was co-produced by Buffy alum Marti Noxon, but it soon became apparent that PP had more in common with a low-budget version of The OC sprinkled with elements of a Dan Brown novel. And therein lies the awesome. This is crack of the finest quality, guys.