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  • In the rustic suburban village of Eastwick, there live three seemingly ordinary women who possess unique personalities and lead very distinctive lives. Roxanne "Roxie" Torcolleti, an uninhibited artist and a financially-challenged single mom, Kat Gardener, a frustrated wife and an overworked mother of five, and Joanna Frankel, a shy and subdued newspaper reporter, are suddenly brought together thru a strange encounter at the town park. Different they may be from each other, they quickly learn that all of them have one common yearning -- to excite and experience change in their lives. Incidentally, a charismatic yet enigmatic man named Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross) arrives in town determined to make their wishes come true. With Van Horne's help, Roxie (Rebecca Romijn), Kat (Jaime Ray Newman), and Joanne (Lindsay Price) soon discover their extraordinary talents and harness them to fulfill their innermost desires. As these enchanting women unleash their magical powers, Eastwick, once peaceful and idyllic, is never quite the same. Based on the novel of John Updike and the popular 1987 film adaptation, Eastwick also stars Ashley Benson as Roxie's daughter Mia, Jon Bernthal as Kat's husband Raymond, Johann Urb as Joanna's boss Will, Sara Rue as Roxie's best friend Penny, and Veronica Cartwright as Bun Waverly, the head of the Eastwick Historical Society. Created by Maggie Friedman for the small screen, the ABC dramedy is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Acting as executive producer along with Friedman is David S. Rosenthal.moreless

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    Magic Snow and Creepy Gene

    Aired 12/30/09

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    Aired 12/16/09

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Tasers and Mind Erasers

    Aired 12/2/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Veronica Cartwright

    Bun Waverly

  • Sara Rue

    Penny Higgins

  • Rebecca Romijn

    Roxanne "Roxie" Torcoletti

  • Paul Gross

    Darryl Van Horne

  • Lindsay Price

    Joanna Frankel

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  • Quotes (101)

    • Roxie: (to old man eating chicken leg) Chicken Hands, you gonna stare at my boobs all day or are you gonna buy something?

    • Bun: (voiceover) There is a place at the edge of New England. An everyday sort of town. But if you look beneath the humdrum surface, what you'll find here is something quite surprising. Because once upon a time, the women who lived in our town were said to have certain special gifts. That is, before they were burned alive by those nice pilgrims. Of course nowadays we know better than to believe in witchcraft. We call it silly superstition and lies. But just for a moment, let's wonder what if. What if the legends are actually true? What if the gifted ones are still here among us, only they don't even know what they are? They might spend their whole lives sensing they are somehow different, but they have no idea just how different they are.

    • Roxie: You're offering me fifty thousand dollars to have sex with you? Darryl: No. No, I'm offering you fifty thousand dollars to sculpt me. The sex would be free. Unless of course, you felt compelled to pay me.

    • Roxie: Be a kid! Act crazy. Sneak out of the house. Chase boys. Rebel! Mia: Mom, it's not rebelling if you tell me to do it. Roxie: Yeah, but it's still fun!

    • Bun: (voiceover) Sometimes, those with the most powerful abilities are hiding in the most unlikely places.

    • Kat: Before he [Raymond] got laid off from the candle factory, he was climbing up that ladder. He was in charge of wicks!

    • Kat: It's just that I spend all my time taking care of everybody else-- five kids, a full-time job... okay, fine, I'll admit it-- a husband who's got the maturity level of a ferret.

    • Roxie: Sometimes I wish I could meet someone who got me, you know? Someone dark and dangerous and exciting, who moves here in a cloud of scandal. And everywhere he goes, he stirs up sex and trouble. And he's got a really huge... (gasps) appreciation for art.

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    Notes (31)

    • Original International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: November 24, 2009 on Hallmark Channel
      Czech Republic: August 13, 2012 on TV Nova

    • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring stars Matt Dallas (Chad Burton), Jack Huston (Jamie Dalton), Torsten Voges (Fidel), Mia Hays (Amy Gardener), and J.P. Foster Jr. (RJ Gardener).

    • Featured Music: • "Just Like Heaven" by The Watson Twins • "I Want Candy" by Kimi Hayes • "Love" by Rosey • "Oh My God" by Ida Maria • "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" by Chris Isaak

    • Except for Paul Gross (Darryl Van Horne), who receives the "and" credit, the principal cast credits appear in alphabetical order.

    • Rebecca Romijn plays the role portrayed by Cher in the 1987 film adaptation, The Witches of Eastwick while Jaime Ray Newman does the character of Michelle Pfeiffer. Lindsay Price steps into the shoes of Susan Sarandon and Paul Gross takes on the role Jack Nicholson played in the movie.

    • Casting Order: • 02/23/2009 - Jaime Ray Newman (Kat Gardener) • 02/23/2009 - Veronica Cartwright (Bun Waverly) • 02/25/2009 - Lindsay Price (Joanna Frankel) • 03/05/2009 - Johann Urb (Will) • 03/05/2009 - Jon Bernthal (Raymond Gardener) • 03/09/2009 - Rebecca Romijn (Roxie Torcoletti) • 03/10/2009 - Sara Rue (Penny) • 03/22/2009 - Ashley Benson (Mia Torcoletti) • 06/13/2009 - Paul Gross (Darryl Van Horne) • 07/30/2009 - Matt Dallas (Chad)

    • The series filmed on the same set used as the Stars Hollow town square on the WB/CW show Gilmore Girls.

    • Veronica Cartwright, who plays Bun Waverly in the series, also appeared in the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick, from which the show is loosely based. She played the character Felicia Alden in the movie.

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    Trivia (10)

    • When Roxie first meets Darryl at his mansion, he has short hair, but in all of his other scenes, he has longer hair, even though those moments supposedly happen in the same day or the day after.

    • Film Difference: In the movie, the three women didn't have distinct individual powers. In the pilot, Kat can control nature (specifically cause earthquake and lightning), Roxie has visions of the future, and Joanna can hypnotize people into submission.

    • Film Difference: Felicia Alden, Bun Waverly's counterpart in the film, falls down the stairs after slipping on necklace beads. In the pilot, she is attacked by red ants as soon as Kat, Roxie, and Joanna made their wishes by the fountain.

    • Film Difference: In the film, the three women are friends right from the beginning. In the pilot, they became friends only after having drinks at Roxie's.

    • Film Difference: Sukie Ridgemont, Kat's counterpart in the film, has six children and is left by her husband. In the pilot, Kat lives with her husband and has five children. In the movie, Sukie is a newspaper writer while Kat is a nurse in the series.

    • Film Difference: Jane Spofford, Joanna's counterpart in the film, is a divorcee and a music teacher. In the pilot, Joanna is single and a newspaper writer.

    • The business card of Darryl Van Horne's divorce lawyer reads: 66603 East York, Blvd. New York, NY 10021 o: 212-555-0158 t: 212-555-0188 Ivanka Sokolav, ESQ Divorce Attorney

    • News Headlines on Sebastian Hart: • Millionaire Death Remains a Mystery • Local Millionaire Drowns • Town Council Debates Sale of Lenox Mansion

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    Allusions (16)

    • When Roxie asks "Who the Hell are you?" Darryl replies " Me? I'm just a humble patron of the arts, well, I am a Demon in between the sheets..." which alludes to his true identity as the Devil at least in the Film version anyhow.

    • Joanna suggests to Penny that they call their stakeout "Operation Estevez". Estevez played the role of Detective Bill Reimers in the 1987 action-comedy film Stakeout opposite Richard Dreyfuss (Detective Chris Lecce).

    • Joanna: I'm going on a stakeout. And I need something like Boris and Natasha. Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are spies working for Fearless Leader, head of the nation of Pottsylvania, in the '60s animated TV series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

    • Joanna: (staring at Kat in a hot dress) If we were in college, a little Indigo Girls on my iPod, you wouldn't stand a chance. Indigo Girls, composed of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, is the openly-gay folk rock duo famous for songs such as "Closer to Fine", "Galileo", and "Power of Two".

    • Josh: You were right, not to get all Holden Caulfield on your ass, but those mourners are just a bunch of phonies. Holden Caulfield, lead character and narrator in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is known for his cynical and jaded views, most likely resulting from the death of his dearly-loved brother Allie when Holden was thirteen.

    • Roxie: To err is human, to forgive is divine. All that crap. This is an oft- quoted line from Alexander Pope's poem, "An Essay on Criticism".

    • Kat: Well, that was before Raymond turned into Ike Turner. American musician Ike Turner, late husband of rock icon Tina Turner, was portrayed as a wife-beater in Tina's 1986 biopic What's Love Got to Do with It?. He repeatedly denied the allegations, but later admitted to slapping and punching his wife as revealed in his 2001 autobiography.

    • Poisoned Apple: Roxie suspects that the apple Jamie gave him might be poisoned. In the fairy tale Snow White, the Evil Queen, disguised as an old woman, offers a posioned apple to Snow White, who after taking bite from the fruit, falls into a deep sleep.

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  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • Eastwick Reveiw

    By RobynBrady, Feb 11, 2012

  • Great Show!

    By TruDavies, Jan 29, 2012

  • Eastwick

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 24, 2011

  • its about 3 women who discover they are witches with great power.

    By jack756, Oct 10, 2011

  • Eastwick is like a continuation of Charmed.

    By CatherineHarwic, Dec 03, 2009