Next in my list of shows I’m watching is Witches of East End, a sort of Charmed beta version. I loved Charmed when I was a pre-teen with no friends and an embarrassingly high CGPA in New York. Alyssa Milano’s crop tops and wedge heels held more sartorial significance for me than Sarah Jessica Parker ever would.
So back to Witches of East End, 2 sisters with little in common (one works in a library, the other at the local dive – yeah they aren’t subtle on this show) discover they’re actually witches. Their powers have been kept secret by their mother for a very complicated reason I’ll let you watch the show to figure out. Unsurprisingly, upon discovering these powers the sisters set about trying to navigate love and life while fulfilling their destiny to be super-duper queen bee witches. A process which costs them a few friends – people die quite regularly on the show but the tone never dips below cappuccino froth. The show would drown in its own clichés if it wasn’t for the hot, hilarious (and oft naked) Aunt Wendy who lights up every scene she’s in.
The women are the usual, as witches on TV go, but their characters are more full and funny than most. Unfortunately the men are mere props for them to cast spells on, around or for. Basically a good old fashioned soap that doesn’t take itself too seriously for when you want to swap out your day to day drama for some magical gobbledegook.
Does it make sense? 2/5
Is it full of good looking people? 4/5
Is anyone going to get an Emmy? 1/5
Just like Witches of East End, these double chocolate espresso cookies make for a great guilty pleasure. The coffee offers a nice, strong, background for the crunch of the cookie and the puddles of chocolate chunks to play.
Recipe adapted from the Naptime Chef
What you’ll need:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
2 ½ cups flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp espresso powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6. Let them cool completely before devouring.