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Eastwick: Madams and Madames

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 8th 2009 4:25AM
Eastwick: Madams and Madames
(S01E03) Eastwick is definitely getting more interesting, even though my husband came in during the last half, said he was creeped out, and promptly declared the show a "dragedy." I think that's a step up from last week when he called it "dribble" (or "drivel" - either one works).

The fact that Roxie kept seeing a dead Gus at every turn was a little creepy. Hey, all she needed to say was "I'm sorry," and he'd go away. Since "screw you" didn't work, she finally made the right call at the end, when she went with her daughter to return something of Gus's to his mom. Then Gus the ghost disappeared.

Hmmm ... I wouldn't have minded him sticking around for another episode or two; maybe Roxie could have found a way to torture him a little more for almost raping her daughter. Oh wait, he's dead, so there's that. Anyway, I'm guessing there will be more ghosts in this show.

It's fun seeing the witches (I guess that's what they are, according to John Updike anyway, and he should know), continue to discover and hone their individual powers. We've got Joanna using her mind powers to get out of trouble, like when she snapped a photo of the pastor at the whorehouse (where she ended up thanks to Darryl); Roxie seeing Gus all over the place (funny scene with the fake spirit-caller getting "choked" up); and Kat inadvertently making the swimming pool bubble up when she and her loser hubby were making out, then grow ice cold when they fought. She totally needs to ditch that guy.

Darryl is growing on me, too. He's still a skank and, ok, most of what he does is for his own gain -- like sending Joanna to the whorehouse, because he knew he'd get his land for the brewery. I hope they string out him and Roxie getting together for a few episodes. That chemistry needs to grow a little.

Is Bun a witch? She's been drawing that crazy symbol and was in the old photograph with Darryl; and when he burned the photo, her symbol sketches burst into flames. That was creeptastic.

Other Stuff:

The pastor saying he knows the truth about Darryl: "... he's evil ... he chills me to the bone ... he must be stopped..." Really, though, how much can you believe a pastor who hangs out, literally, at a whorehouse?

Darryl's words to Joanna when she tried using her mind-power to find out who he is and what he's doing there: "You don't want to know." I think we already do and if the witches don't know yet, well, they're just stupid.

Darryl's divorce attorney's business card, which keeps showing up at Kat's house, even though she keeps throwing it away. Hmmm ... what does Darryl gain from that?

"Would you like to drive me to the mental institution yourself, or should I take my own car?" Roxie to Kat and Joanna, after telling them about seeing Gus. Some of the lines are pretty funny.

Joanna saying Kat wouldn't stand a chance (in her red dress) if she was in college and had the Indigo Girls on her iPod.

"Ladywood."

WWNDD: "What would Nancy Drew do?"

And I'll leave you with this:

"I'm going to hell, aren't I?" - Roxie
"I can think of worse places to spend eternity ... Los Angeles, for instance." - Darryl

[Watch clips (well, that would be ONE clip at this writing) of Eastwick at SlashControl.]

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Mari

OK. It won its time slot in the group women 18-34 and it premiered with over 8mil. Yet people keep saying its not getting good ratings. Why is that????? The ratings are excellent.

October 18 2009 at 8:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mari

I love the show, and the ratings are not bad. Not stellar, but then they are up from the first episode so thats the good news.
Bun was a witch. One of the first three that Van Horne mentored when he was young. Remember the picture Van Horne was burning og himself much younger and three women, one of which is a younger Bun.

October 18 2009 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Johnzo

don't get attached. the ratings aren't great.

October 08 2009 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim Wilkins

I'm really liking this show. yes, it's not masterpiece theatre but it's not trying to be. I love this little show. I think it's def building and will hopefully only get more fun with each ep.

October 08 2009 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
misguided

My mother thinks Daryl is hot. What do I say to that?

Well, the witches are pretty smokin', too. Great casting!

Ladywood...lol

October 08 2009 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
s thompson

This show is picking up steam. I enjoyed the wit more in this episode-- perhaps because of a different writer. This show could really be good if the next few episodes start clicking like this one did.

October 08 2009 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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