Today I want to talk about quite possibly my favorite live-action tv show ever. The show is called Motherland: Fort Salem. The show takes place in…go figure…Salem, Massachusetts. Now this show is going to be kinda polarizing. And I understand that. The show follows Raelle Collier, Tally Craven, and Abigail Bellweather. The premise of the show is witchcraft in the modern day. Think a more adult version of Harry Potter but mostly female. Witchcraft has been around for a very long time, over 300 years. The government essentially comes up with a recruitment camp for witches in the modern day. The government and witches are fighting an evil organization called the Spree. The main person you want to follow in the series is Raelle. She falls for another witch named Scilla. And yes, Scilla is a female. Here is where I might lose some of you. Normally, gay couples are taboo and are sorta kept secretive. Here it is all out in the open and very public. This is one case where I was actually rooting for the couple. The rest of the girls do not trust Scilla. Why is that? Well, you have to watch the show to find out. No spoilers here! Now I mentioned the recruitment camp. This is not some Hogwarts school bullshit. This shows the real strains of boot camp. Actually, some of the actresses actually trained with US Armed Forces so it is legit. The public (non witches) are skeptical of the witches and their kind. But as part of the military, the witches are sworn to protect their citizens. So it is almost a thankless job. The show is a little bumming out, gritty, mature and dark, but I could not get enough of it! The show’s season one finale kinda bummed me out because it was a “Are you freaking kidding me?!” Kinda ending. But if anything it gives me something to look forward to in Season 2. So would I recommend Motherland Fort Salem? Yes if you like semi-historical tv shows. I was skeptical at first thinking it was just another FreeForm show. Now I cannot get enough of it! I have binge watched the first season three times now. There are very few shows that do that for me. But as always I invite you to watch it yourself and form your own opinion. Thanks for reading!