Set in 17th century colonial Massachusetts—a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and society— Salem brings you the real story behind the infamous witch trials. In Salem, witches are real, and they're behind it all. Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in obvious discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset. The word "witch" seemed an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.
This story begins in one of autumns of 15th century. Several recruits from the town named Salem were sent to war. The main character John Alden leaves his bride but before his departure they swear allegiance to each other. So, after three months a bad news comes from the front: John disappears and notwithstanding the fact that his body is not found, nobody hesitates in his death. The desperate Johnâ€™s bride understands that she is pregnant but she decides to get rid of the baby not to be reproached by home folks. So the girl chooses magic for that purpose. In the meantime, John is held captive by Indians. And only after seven years he manages to return home. It turns out not that his ex-bride is a wife of an influential man and the prosperity spoiled her. Meanwhile, something wrong happens in Salem. The locals begin the witch-hunt and go completely mad. The point is that there are many disasters in the town: the crop goes bad, livestock dies, the unknown infection growsâ€¦Read more »
The season two of Salem starts with a horrible outbreak of plague in the town. The pressures between Mary and Tituba mount. Mary enjoys the allotted time with her returned son to the full. But her son is not that person of a kind soul as he seems to be. She resists Mercy Lewis who tries to close a deal with the Witch in pursuit of her devilish schemes. Meanwhile, Anne Hale realizes the source of her real power. In the effort to work upon the inhabitants of Salem Mary becomes acquainted with a genuine academic figure Dr. Samuel Wainwright, who is able to menace her common goal. Dr. Wainwright searches for the key of remedy for the plague. Contaminated by pestilence Isaac escapes death and creates the possibility of Doctorâ€™s success. At the same time John Alden gets prepared for a showdown and encounters an unhoped-for associate. Meanwhile, Anne Hale sets out on unpredictable trip and uncovers more than expects. Mary and her adversaries begin to open a campaign to retain the power in Salem on the background of the growing plague.Read more »
We want to note that this drama series Salem quite hard to understand. The plot reveals the terrible events of the past 17 th century. It was a dark time, the owners of which were inquisitorial laws. Women were the most affected by this demonic ugliness. Inquisitors believed that women were to blame for all the bad and the magic on the planet. As a result of constant tortures and abuse have died much amount of the fair sex. No precise data which recorded the exact number of women which are victims of burning at the stake. Everyone thought that it should be and with great pleasure came to look at it as a theatrical performance. How it hurts and unbearably they understood only when they ourselves become victims of the forced death. The whole plot of the series is filled with such violent events. They will cause at you a real horror if you dare watch this drama. At that time exactly the city of Salem, was considered one of the most brutal and evil cities in the circle. All the events of the series is concentrated just in it. You will witness the most brutal and nightmarish shots of life of the people of that time.Read more »