A Discovery of Witches, Season 1

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Brilliant historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. But when she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s Bodleian library, one that was thought by the creatures to be lost and could answer the mysteries of their existence, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont. A Discovery of Witches, Season 1 Wiki


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1 - Episode 1
In Oxford’s Bodleian library, brilliant American historian and reluctant witch, Diana Bishop, unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript - Ashmole 782 - which has been missing for centuries. Diana finds herself confronted by acclaimed geneticist and vampire, Matthew Clairmont, who is determined to get his hands on the book. Diana’s determination to not be frightened by Matthew as he struggles to control his predatory instincts fuels a dangerous connection between the two of them. And, when news of the book’s appearance spreads throughout the world of daemons, vampires and witches hiding in plain sight amongst humans, the hunt for the witch who summoned it takes on a deadly intensity.

2 - Episode 2
Blind to the interest she has stirred amongst creatures, Diana fights an increasing pull towards the magical and turns her back on her witch heritage. But, matters take an unexpectedly dark turn when Satu is sent by Peter Knox to intimidate her. In Venice, the beautiful but murderous, Juliette, has her fatal obsession with Matthew Clairmont re-awoken. And just as Diana decides to trust Matthew with a secret only she knows about the book, he flees in a desperate bid to protect her from his cravings. But, in doing so, he leaves Diana exposed to all of her enemies.

3 - Episode 3
Domenico takes information he’s extracted from Satu to menacing vampire, Gerbert, who gains the advantage he has been waiting for. After sending Juliette into the world to do his bidding, Gerbert consults with Meridiana, the witch whom he keeps in thrall, but what does the prophecy she delivers mean? In Oxford, Diana refuses to help Knox realise his supremacist longing to destroy the vampires and answers his threats with such a violent force of untamed elemental power, that it sets in motion a wider chain of events that bring her closer to Matthew but place her in even greater jeopardy.

4 - Episode 4
Matthew’s hope of keeping Diana safe at Sept-Tours appears short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood under her roof. Knox calls an emergency meeting of the Congregation to denounce Matthew for abducting a witch, but Matthew’s ferocious older brother, Baldwin, plays a careful game to maintain control in the face of Gerbert foretelling the end of the de Clermonts – and throws Diana to the lions. But, Diana isn’t the only witch facing persecution. Satu pays a shocking price for her curiosity when Knox discovers she has been searching through the witches’ archives and learned his guilty secret. Meanwhile, things turn nasty in Oxford for Marcus and Miriam as Juliette attacks.

5 - Episode 5
Gillian pays a heavy price for her disloyalty to Diana, but not before news that vampires are studying witch DNA reaches Knox. The fall-out threatens the fragile equilibrium between creatures, putting the focus on ending Matthew and Diana’s relationship - whatever the cost. Agatha treads a careful line of democracy at the Congregation, but Nathaniel continues to instigate daemon direct-action. Ysabeau relies on shock tactics to expel Diana until Matthew returns with breath-taking news about Diana’s DNA. Diana and Matthew are finally united in love, only for the unexpected to happen.

6 - Episode 6
Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert’s isolated castle ruins. Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow, but they are too late to prevent Satu invoking dark magic in a bid to open up Diana and see the magic inside her. As Diana is forced to confront the idea that she might have been spellbound, she wonders what kind of monster she is. When Sophie confesses that she is a daemon born of witches, this news of cross-species offspring leaves Agatha reeling as she ponders the implications for all their lives.

7 - Episode 7
After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child. Diana’s devastation at having lived her life as only half herself is interrupted by the Madison house releasing one of the missing pages from Ashmole 782, sent forward in time by Diana’s father Stephen, a time-walker. As their love grows, Matthew confesses to Diana that he wasn’t able to keep his two previous loves safe. Diana believes he won’t hurt her.... But an unexpected encounter threatens to tear them apart once again.

8 - Episode 8
Matthew’s attempt to rescue Diana from Juliette goes horribly wrong and Diana finally discovers just how lethal her magical powers can be. As Matthew lies dying, Diana must strike a dreadful bargain with the goddess and make the ultimate sacrificial pact with enduring consequences. A failed coup at the Congregation sees its most powerful and terrifying members go rogue as they close in fast on Madison, where a group of daemons, vampires and witches are now residing together. Baldwin tries to alert Matthew that time is up, but he can’t reach him. It’s a deadly race against time for Diana to take flight with Matthew before their pursuers arrive.

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Escape into a tale of forbidden love and ancient magic, set in a world where witches, vampires, and daemons live amongst us... hiding in plain sight. Based on the best-selling All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.



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All souls
Great books, not so great series  All souls  2 star

Honestly the books are so good I knew the series would not come near my expectations. That being said, they could have honestly tried a bit harder... The final episode of the series is the one that leaves the most to be desired and it's the most important one!! The acting is terrible, the story is shortened to the point where it is hard to understand and confusing despite having read the books. No care was taken into actually developing the plot.. If they didnt have enough time or episodes to develop the whole story then end somewhere else. It seemed as though they rusehd to finish the last episode. I dont think I will be watching season 2

Mysticrain2172
Good witch  Mysticrain2172  5 star

Just got this the other day it’s really good so far the story is good the acting is better than I thought it would be all in all very good can’t wait till the next one comes out.

kbwelker
MUCH Better than expected for AMC  kbwelker  5 star

Would love to have had this on HBO and to have had more insight into the historical references, which are fascinating. Keeping closer to the book is always the best bet, yet have still been waiting for Sunday to come with the next installment. This is a keeper for me and I am very picky. The actors are good. The editing is not the best. 40 minutes is not enough to tell this story each week. Again, HBO or Starz should be calling. Loved the books with all the Harkness detail. She knows what she is doing, I only hope AMC allows her more control and extends your season beyond 8 episodes to tell the story.

Pie4500
Different in a good way  Pie4500  5 star

This is not your typical vampire, witches & demon show. The acting is really good in my opinion. I found this show on a whim & am happy I did ♥️

GLORY S
Adequate, But Could Have Been Much Better.  GLORY S  4 star

I love this book trilogy and recommend it to all who might be interested in this subject matter. The show could have been much, much better given how detailed and colorful the books are. Still, it is interesting to see it put to film. Still worth the price. By the way, Amazon also only releases the episodes one at a time!

Ld390096423
Good, but veering from the books  Ld390096423  4 star

While I am enjoying this much anticipated tv series from one of my favorite trilogies, I’m not thrilled with some major changes from the book. (Spoiler alert), the process of Diana finding out what kind of witch she is was the best part of this series and to have Satu (a minor character) be named a weaver in episode 6....not good. I was actually ok with Ysabeau’s casting (I mean Lindsay Duncan ok) and that Baldwin was way more supportive etc... But don’t rush the pace and change some of the most important narrative arcs!!

jhechotek
Read the Books  jhechotek  2 star

Like many other reviewers, this series is so boring when compared to the actual novels This is such a huge disappointment, it could've been so much better. Somehow, the managed to convince Matthew Goode to play the reluctant vampire and some of the scenic landscapes are great.

lensart
Bait and Swtch DO NOT PURCHASE THIS  lensart  1 star

The show is fun to watch. BUT, the economic model is akin to going to a carnival and throwing balls in a basket, wondering why the balls go in to the basket for the carnival worker but always fall out for you. UNLIKE OTHER ITUNES SHOWS YOU CANNOT BUY THE ENTIRE SEASON! They get you started and invested in the show by having you to unknowningly buy half a season, then they try to sucker you into purchasing a subscription. THIS IS A BAIT AND SWITCH! It is pathetic and apparently typical of the new Cooked Apple. I'll not watch shows with this model and in the future will be very careful of buying anything from Apple! Tim Cook you are wreaking apple... with a small a...

fey 2
Mathew Goode is perfect!  fey 2  4 star

I ve read the books and yes the show is not the same ...however Mathew Goode is so good in this role He takes your breath away ...the rest of the cast for me is not close to him .I will be curious how the second season is ...for a whlle one can forgive the "poetic License " taken have fun ... .

Froth53
Great adaptation of the book series.  Froth53  5 star

Some depth of plot and enjoyable acting. Watch it.

Karamia54
Outstanding  Karamia54  5 star

A must watch. Extremely well done.

Scott Harkes
Excellent  Scott Harkes  5 star

Follows the books mostly with some creative changes. I agree though that whole series should be released at once as I bought the whole series upfront. Well done to the cast and crew. Deborah Harkness should be proud.

naidinovski
Missing Episodes  naidinovski  5 star

Good show but why aren’t the other episodes available yet? I agree with the other reviews.

SSamani21
Amazing!  SSamani21  5 star

I am so thrilled to finally have the opportunity to watch this show! The storyline is incredible, and the actors are the best. Please add more od the episodes:)

Madi10338484
Fantastic  Madi10338484  5 star

The colour palettes for this show is amazing. Everything is filmed beautifully. The actors are great, and I’m so excited to watch the rest of the season

Maetia
Why?  Maetia  5 star

The show seems great but I'd just like to know why the episodes are not available yet in Canada while the season is over since january 2019 and available in the us store

captain america4ever
Amazing show  captain america4ever  5 star

One of my favourite shows!! Matthew Goode makes a great vampire! Can’t wait for seasons 2 and 3


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