Blog Spotlight: 'Eastwick' review: Heck of a mess

Somebody really, really wants audiences to visit Eastwick. John Updike's 1984 novel "The Witches of Eastwick" enchanted movie audiences in 1987 -- thanks, Jack Nicholson -- and, well, didn't so much put a spell on them with a 2002 television movie starring Marcia Cross, Kelly Rutherford and Lori Loughlin.

With ABC's new "Eastwick," we're introduced early on to Roxie Tercoletti (Rebecca Romijn), who dreams of coming into money and then finds fifty cents; Kat Gardener (Jaime Ray Newman), whose last name pretty well sums up her power; and Joanna Frankel (Lindsay Price), who doesn't have an immediately obvious power but really, really wants to be confident and sexy.

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