Parents' Guide to

Good Witch

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Family-friendly series centers on charming, helpful witch.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 5+

Terrific Show for the whole family!

I love all 7 seasons of this show! I am a Christian and a mother and had no problem with any second of this show. Very conservative Christians might take issue with it as it demonstrates some Eastern spirituality about holistic healing and throws in a tame fantasy bit about a "curse". The storyline in season 6 about the curse is just for fun and not meant to be taken too seriously. Just as Harry Potter should be understood as fictional and fantasy. For anyone with an open mind and able to think outside of a narrow religious view, this show is a gem. Good Witch is wonderful and demonstrated how we all have levels of intuition within us and gifts that God gives us that should be used for good. I commend the show for its wholesome storylines and the relationships it built within the characters. It teaches a sense of kindness toward others that many shows in American television miss.
age 6+

Wholesome, Sweet, Feel Good

This is probably the most wholesome show available right now. The characters are so patient and caring. The whole town is there for each other and go out of their way to help each other. I'm not sure why so many people are surprised that a show that has witch in the name has witchcraft, that's on them. It's subtle and sweet. It's a bit sad that it took 7 seasons to include anyone gay, but I'm glad they finally have and I hope there is more representation for all the wonderful people in the world.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (27 ):

This Hallmark original series follows seven TV movies about charming, enigmatic Cassie and her family. A few things have changed since last we met her, most notably that her husband, Jake, has passed away, leaving an opening for new romance in this series. A new cast of supporting characters joins the show, including the captivating Bailee Madison, who's the perfect protégé for Bell's beloved and long-running character. But old favorites such as kindly George and overbearing Martha Tinsdale (Catherine Disher) are back as well to neatly bridge the gap between the movies and this series.

Everything you've come to like and expect from charming Cassie is here in force, namely quality, family-friendly content, stellar role models, and examples of making responsible choices. With the addition of 14-year-old Bailee, there's even more opportunity for those excellent messages to be delivered in ways that resonate with kids as well, as she deals with troublesome peers and other pressures. And if you're coming to this Good Witch without the background of the movies, there's no need to worry about getting up to speed on the characters or the story; the show works just as well as a stand-alone tale. So if you're looking for a hearty drama series the whole family can enjoy together, then Good Witch is well worth your time.

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