ABC dramedy based on the Updike novel falls flat
If after three weeks, a serialized TV show fails to inspire any interest whatsoever in any of its continuing story lines, that’s a problem.
“Eastwick” has that problem.
The new comedy-drama, airing on ABC on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and based on John Updike’s novel “The Witches of Eastwick,” which inspired the 1987 movie of the same name, concerns the troubles of three women living in the titular New England village.
All three of the women have recently acquired magical abilities, which may have something to do with the appearance of Darryl, a shady entrepreneur who has already closed some probably corrupt deals with the town government.
I’ve heard from friends that Eastwick is flat. It had such potential too, but I’m not sure if they can pull it off now. What do you think? Have you watched the series? How do you feel about it?