Witches have been on our screens for over fifty years. Bewitched was one of the earliest TV shows and featured Samantha Stephens - a witch who married a mortal. She was portrayed as a housewife and mother whose witchy ways interfered with her life and that of her husband Darrin.
Over the years, witches have come out of the kitchen and now battle against the forces of darkness, one of the most famous being the Charmed sisters, in a TV show that ran for eight years.
Aside from Charmed, witch series' have not had much success in recent years with The Secret Circle, Eastwick and Witches of East End being cancelled after only a season or two.
Practical Magic and The Craft are arguably two of the most popular witch movies.
Practical Magic features Sally and Gillian Owens, two witch sisters who live with their two aunts. There is a curse on the family which causes any man, who falls in love with an Owen's witch, to die. The two sisters attempt to find love, despite the curse while battling an evil spirit.
The Craft features Robin Tunney, a natural witch who moves to a new town and meets three other witches. They form a coven and gain amazing powers. As they each get what they want, three of the girls become greedy and go after Robin Tunney's character. This movie showed the dark side of the craft and how if you harm another it will eventually come back on you. Bad witches always get their comeuppance while good witches try to help and protect humans.
No matter what form they come in, witches continue to fascinate us.
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