"Henry," I said. I wanted to say something profound, that Julian was only human, that he was old, that flesh and blood are frail and weak and that there comes a time when we have to transcend our teachers. But I found myself unable to say anything at all.
He turned his blind, unseeing eyes upon me.
"I loved him more than my own father," he said. "I loved him more than anyone in the world."
He did not know who he was, or what he was, why he was still alive, why he had ever been born.
I mean think about it:
Only 3 out of 7 main characters are men.
Canon lesbian relationship between Johanna and Alex (and Alex is probably the best goddamn character ever. More on that later)
While there is a lot of focus on romantic relationships, it’s a lot more about family and the protecting of it.
There’s a lot of focus on how the magic used develops the girls’ characters (they always learn their lesson in the end, and grow as people)
Only featured in two episodes, Alex was a very well written queer WOC character. They focused first on her abilities and character, and then later on her relationship with Johanna, as well as her emotional maturity. SCORE.
Ingrid is now a rape/abusive relationship survivor with the Mandragora, and she is told that she was not at fault for what happened. And Dash (potential new romantic interest) never looks at her differently for it.
The relationships pictured always focus on what is necessary for a great relationship. It doesn’t focus on just chemistry. Wendy is afraid to let herself fall, and trust is a big issue for multiple characters (like Killian and Freya, Freya and Dash, Johanna and Victor, and Wendy and Frederick, even though they’re family).
Really though the familial relationships. Dash and Killian, Freya and Ingrid, Johanna and her girls, Wendy and Johanna, Wendy and the girls, Wendy and Frederick, Freya and Frederick, Freya and Victor, Ingrid and Victor. It’s a realistic view into familial bonds, despite the overwhelming fantasy aspect.
The ambiguity of morality. Is what is being done right? Dash, Frederick, Freya, Ingrid, and Killian all present moralistic crises. And does doing wrong make them a bad person? In the cases of Dash and Frederick, this is vital to how we perceive them. Due to recent uncovering of past character, both lie in the grey area.
Ok but seriously start watching the show. Season 1 is on Netflix and Season 2 is currently being aired. Six episodes in. Every Sunday at 9/8 C on Lifetime.