Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Motherland: Fort Salem


When I was looking at this week's letters, I wondered what TV show I could talk about. I don't think Manifest is really "under the radar", and there weren't any other TV shows I was watching that would fit the letter. Would I have to give up the letter of the day? It's not like I'm really doing A to Z anyway...

Then I noticed that there was a show I've been recording that I hadn't started yet.

I read about Motherland: Fort Salem someplace. It's an alternative universe show, where witches fight in the military. A witch army? I'm in.

I recorded the first three shows, but I hadn't watched any of them. So, I started with the pilot...

And I started wondering about what else I could write about for today.

The pilot was a mess. There were too many things going on in not enough time. It introduced the three main characters plus a couple important supporting characters plus the big bad, and it tried to give them all equal weight. I wasn't impressed.

But I had two more episodes recorded. It could get better?

It did. The pacing was much better, and we're getting a better idea of the world. It's not a favorite, but it could develop into one. At the very least, it's something different, and it's different in a good way.

It's broadcast on Freeform, which is probably in your cable package. Or you can stream it from their website (which this sentence links to).

A description (via Freeform's website):
Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for the country, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three young women from training to deployment, as they fight terrorist threats with supernatural tactics. 

...and the trailer:


Has anyone else seen this?

13 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - I haven't seen it ... just not my sort of programme or film ... enjoy watching it - all the best Hilary

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    1. I'm not surprised. Freeform is not one of those channels we pay attention to, really.

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  3. Great to not have given up after the first episod!

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  4. Haven't heard of it but glad that it recovered itself after the first episode!

    betty

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  5. I guess the pilot can be dismissed as some early installment weirdness, then.

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  6. I've not seen it. I've honestly not heard of it, but then, I am on the far side of the world.

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    1. My main goal with these shows is that they are something that you probably haven't heard of.

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  7. No, I haven't heard of this. Also, not the genre I would like. Enjoy!

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  8. I’ve heard of it and, even though I like the supernatural, this didn’t look appealing

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    1. It's a bit different. If it's not your thing, it's not your thing.

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  9. Don't think this one is available in Oz. But Manifest is. I watched the first series, but haven't watched the second one yet (although it is there to watch). Haven't decided if I want to get back into it or not. Bit worried it's going to go the way of Lost. Have you seen series 2? Is it worth watching?

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  10. It sounds like the witches are good ones. I might give it a try.

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