Good Witch

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Family-friendly series centers on charming, helpful witch.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 14+

Was good then caved.

Just another show that went woke. Enjoyed watching with my young kids until the last season. It’s geared towards tweens, so I don’t understand the forced adult topics/agenda on young viewers and families who are obviously seeking wholesome entertainment. I mean you can get that literally anywhere else...

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
7 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Fellow Christians beware - seems sweet but has become overtly occultish

After following this show for several years, it is with this new season (#6) that I must make the sad decision to cease watching. This is really disappointing to me because I find it to be a (mostly) very balanced, sweet and clean TV show, from the characters to the plot lines. I never watched, nor have I to this day seen any of the Good Witch movies, so when this show first came out I had no preconceived notions about it. Having read reviews of the show after the fact, I found that the movies apparently do have more of a “witchy” slant to them. In watching the TV show, I thought that even if that was the case that the creators decided to take a different, more wholesome, direction with the show. I continued to watch it. I never read “occult” into it, despite the name of the show. In watching the show these past 5 seasons it moved from focusing on a very kind hearted herbalist/book store owner/innkeeper who did good deeds, doled out guidance to friends and family who also happened to have a gift of intuition – to now in season 6 very obvious allusions to the family history of witchcraft as a “gift.” This season seems to be taking a turn though, as early as the Halloween special (multiple scenes depicting a female character placing a curse on the Merriwicks) and now with the latest episode (The Clock) having a lot in it that overtly points to witchcraft, in a way that the show previously hadn’t, at least not from my perspective. As a Christian woman, wife and mother I have a problem with this. The obsession with witchcraft in this country is deplorable. They are so clearly laying a foundation with the introduction of Joy into the Merriwick clan, the youngest of the trio that also includes Abigail and Cassie, but older enough than Grace to be more of a peer and less of the child sidekick that Grace always was. How many times does this concept of three strong women, even family members, that are also witches, have to play out in tv shows and movies? Fellow Christians, if you watch this show, hear me loud and clear: The focus on good deeds doesn’t make a difference – evil done for a good reason is still evil. Satan is tricky like that. Do not fall for his tricks or this show. Just because a TV show or movie is cleaner than the usual smut out there does not mean it is good or that it brings glory to God when you watch it. If you are not a Christian you may be thinking, "this review doesn't apply to me", but it does, because Jesus Christ wants you too! He loves you and He wants you as part of His kingdom. Shows like this distract from that, no matter how sweet they seem.
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