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February 21st, 2007, 10:53 PM
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I watched this show a couple days ago about a Wiccan family in Massachussetts.

I was expecting to be disappointed as pretty much any special I've seen about Wicca in the media has been disappointing... but I was honestly pleasantly surprised with this show! It was actually really good.

It was about a normal American family who just happened to have a different religion than the majority of Americans. And I thought the show portrayed the Wiccan faith in a pretty fair way... there honestly wasnt much I could say negatively about that.

There were a few things I didnt like about it... well actually what I didnt like had nothing to do with the actual show... it was with the mother. She always wore ALL black, which hey... if thats her thing I'm cool with that, but I felt like it made it seem like "Wiccans wear lots of black", ya know? But then again the rest of her family didnt wear all black all the time... so who knows. The other thing I thought was kinda weird was that she ALWAYS wore a reverend's collar. I mean, I get why she's wearing it... she's clergy and she wants to be recognized as such... but wearing it ALL the time seemed kind of weird to me. But hey, to each their own.

I'd really like to see a show where they show a COMPLETELY normal family (whatever "normal" means, lol)... but by that I mean a family who you would NEVER guess was Wiccan unless they told you. But I guess you've gotta have at least some weirdness to make good TV, lol.

Anyways... overall I really liked it.

Here are some reviews:
http://purplemoongarden.wordpress.com/2007...ches-next-door/
http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2...news/news03.txt

Theres probably more reviews out there... if you google it.
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February 22nd, 2007, 02:05 AM
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I saw this one and thought it was pretty good. I got to see what a Wiccan church/coven (I forget which that particular group called themselves) is like, along with some rituals and how they're done. It opened my eyes to alot of issues Wiccan face too. I'm still new in my studies, so it was very educational to me.

The one thing I did have an issue with was the relationship between the mother and her children. The children, and husband, felt neglected because she seemed to put her position in Wicca above the family. The daughter even referred to the mother's cellphone as "her baby". I do think its fabulous, however, that the children were very comfortable and mature in voicing their frustrations and lonliness. I only hope my children feel they can talk like that with me as well.
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February 22nd, 2007, 02:34 AM
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I watched this as well, and was really surprised by the positive light Wicca recieved. I was very pleased with it.
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February 22nd, 2007, 11:16 AM
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The one thing I did have an issue with was the relationship between the mother and her children. The children, and husband, felt neglected because she seemed to put her position in Wicca above the family. The daughter even referred to the mother's cellphone as "her baby". I do think its fabulous, however, that the children were very comfortable and mature in voicing their frustrations and lonliness. I only hope my children feel they can talk like that with me as well.[/b]
I think thats pretty typical in a lot of families though, regardless of religion. I too thought it was great though that they could talk about it, get it off their chests, and try to see how they could fix it. Great communication skills.
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February 24th, 2007, 09:36 PM
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I watched it too and really liked it. It was nice to see wicca portrayed positively.
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