A Discovery Of Witches
MANY have likened the eight-episode British series A Discovery Of Witches to the Twilight movies, and it’s little wonder why.
Set in a university, the story begins with historian Diana (Teresa Palmer) discovering an ancient manuscript which contains information that can wipe out the vampire population. Diana – who is a witch but has long denied that part of her life – is forced to defend and keep the book from falling into the wrong hands.
A high-ranking witch persuades Diana to help her own kind by giving him the book. But his intentions seem more nefarious than noble.
To complicate matters, she meets a dashing biochemistry professor Matthew (Matthew Goode) – who, you’ve guessed it, is a vampire. Diana detests Matthew at first but eventually the two start to fall for each other.
Matthew also takes an interest in the book but he seems more pure of heart. So who does she trust? Matthew? Or her own kind?
The romance aspect of the show is a big draw, what with Palmer and Goode’s palpable chemistry.
But the series truly pulls you in with its characters’ mysterious past, the fascinating world of these magical creatures and the causes they are fighting for.
A Discovery Of Witches airs every Thursday at 9pm on Foxlife (Astro Ch 711).