The opening sequence of The Secret Circle’s pilot is most intriguing and does an excellent job of hooking the viewer. It does not however really introduce the main dynamic of this supernatural TV show. The Secret Circle is sort of Buffy the Vampire Slayer does witchcraft. It was created by the same people who did Vampire Diaries and has that general set-up. It you like that kind of show, you are going to like this one.
Teen Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) moves to Chance Harbor, WA after her mother dies in a house fire (the opening sequence of The Secret Circle pilot). There she goes to a new high school and learns she is the latest in a long line of witches. Some of the teens at the high school have been awaiting her arrival as she is the sixth and final member needed to form a secret circle.
The secret circle is Cassie, good girl Diana and her boyfriend Adam, bad girl Faye, and her sidekick Jessica, and muscle boy Nick.
The adults in town include the high school principal and the father of one of the members of the secret circle, Diana. These adults are in fact evil. (Evil adults, good teens. Hmmm, Sounds like a show for tweens and teens.)
It seems there are two factions battling for power and Cassie’s mother and father each belonged to a different faction.
The Secret Circle airs Fridays at 9 on MuchMusic and Wednesdays at 9 on Space.