Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
315 ( 23)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   Unknown  
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Strain (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a ... See full summary »

Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand
Witches of East End (2013–2014)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston
Penny Dreadful (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Sleepy Hollow (TV Series 2013)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
American Horror Story (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett
Hemlock Grove (2013–2015)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?

Stars: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron
Grimm (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
Dominion (2014–2015)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.

Stars: Roxanne McKee, Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom
Bitten (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When she left Stonehaven - 'for good this time' - Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk
The Originals (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
Wayward Pines (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Stars: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon
Helix (TV Series 2014)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.

Stars: Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Mary Sibley (39 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 John Alden (35 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Cotton Mather (34 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Mercy Lewis (33 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Anne Hale (32 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Tituba (32 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Isaac Walton (32 episodes, 2014-2016)
Jeremy Summers ...
 Selectman / ... (32 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Hathorne (21 episodes, 2015-2016)
...
 Refugee / ... (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
...
 Baron Sebastian Marburg / ... (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
...
 John / ... (19 episodes, 2014-2016)
Edit

Storyline

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. Written by WGN

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Witch Among Us (Season 1) See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Салем  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the ancient witches are speaking, some of what they are saying is English, only backwards. See more »

Quotes

Mary's Son: It reminded me of you, mother. So beautiful.
See more »

Connections

References The Crucible (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Intriguing and sinister series that is quite entertaining...
23 June 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Salem" had a lot of expectations to live up from on my account, and I must admit now that I have watched 10 episodes of season 1 that the show more than does deliver.

What makes this TV series work is the intriguing storyline and how nicely it is executed and brought to life on the screen. Given the fact that I have very little knowledge of the actual events of the witch trials that took place in Salem, I can say that there is at least a very nice sense of authenticity to the show and a good feeling of realism as well - well, as real as things get when you mix witchcraft and the Devil into the picture.

The characters in the show are very, very important for the show to keep its appeal and keep it fresh and interesting. And I must admit that the various roles and characters is interesting. The townsfolk are not just fillers in the crowd, and there are lots of layers to those whose stories are shown in the show. And much of this is also of course credited to the talents portraying these characters.

Without a good cast, "Salem" wouldn't stand out as strongly as it does. They have managed to put together a great ensemble of actors and actresses to fill out the various roles and characters. Stephen Lang, once he gets into the show, really carries his role so well and he is so well cast for that particular role. Despite only having a supporting role as Tituba, then Ashley Madekwe really shines on the screen as well, and she needs to be brought more on the center stage, so to speak.

The dialogue in the movie is good, as it is not diluted with cussing and lots of inappropriate bad languages, that would most certainly not be time accurate, such as seen in other TV shows that were supposed to take place in the past.

A key essential to the show is the set and the props. And wow, they really put effort into this. It is really like being back in time, as if walking around that darkened town in those troubled times. Lots of great details in the sets, buildings, costumes and environment.

One thing that didn't really go well with me was the choice for intro music. As much as I used to enjoy Marilyn Mansons music, then his song is a poor choice for the intro. While the song, in itself is good enough, it is just misplaced for this show. And it would have worked better with a more ambient and atmospheric theme that would be more time appropriate to the period of time the TV series is set to take place in.

"Salem" is a good show that is fueled by a well written storyline and well detailed characters, and it is definitely a show that I will continue to watch. While it is no "The Walking Dead", it sure does deliver good entertainment.


14 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any latest news on Season 3? kuashie
Can Anyone Explain.... lauranplano
Is this worth watching? matthewruby
Mary was disgustingly weak. kuashie
Can't stand Tamzin Williams LollyWhelan
Any thoughts on the familiars? TheHotMess
Discuss Salem (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?