Spoiler-Free Review of “Mayfair Witches” on AMC: Enchanting Potential

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“I have very good instincts…”

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches released on AMC on January 8th 2023 with its premiere episode. The supernatural thriller series (based on the novel series, Lives of the Mayfair Witches) features eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The show stars Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Harry Hamlin, and Annabeth Gish. Each episode runs for approximately 52-58 minutes. 

Rowan searches for answers about her biological family when she realizes that she may be able to kill people with her mind, leading her to New Orleans.

Here is the trailer:

Mayfair Witches has a great lead and a bewitching setting, but does it do enough to reel viewers in? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A lead with potential.

I like Alexandra Daddario as an actress and I’m crossing my fingers that she can really unleash the bad-ass witch within her. So far I’ve seen glimmers of potential, but I’m confident that she can get there as the episodes progress. I think the premiere jam-packed in a little too much, but once we start to peel back the layers of Rowan, hopefully we’ll like what we see.

Great setting.

The series will end up branching off into New Orleans, which is the perfect setting for this kind of show. Already I’m getting some vibes from The Originals and I hope that continues. This series has the potential to show off some dark magic, which works well with this setting as well.

The Cons:

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A little unfocused…

I’m not a fan of jumping timelines and squeezing in way too many characters in a series premiere. It makes things slightly confusing and I’m worried that things can get lost in the shuffle. If the series focuses more on Rowan, it will translate better. So far the series isn’t doing anything that unique to set itself apart from other series about witchcraft, but there’s enough content here to keep me invested for now…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The series premiere may not have been pure magic, but there is certainly a lot of spellbinding potential here.

I’m just hoping we get to witness some truly dark powers soon to keep me coming back for more.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Mayfair Witches in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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