The Pop Culture world is in overdrive screening new pilots for the networks and The Secret Circle is no exception. It's already been deemed a 'hit' by many and a perfect companion series for The Vampire Diaries, with an 'unmistakable Kevin Williamson touch'. Here's what Zap2it had to say about the extended trailer and pilot.
Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) is to “The Secret Circle” what Damon is to “The Vampire Diaries.” She’s the group’s wild card — unpredictable and a bit unhinged. Tonkin’s delivery of the line “Do you want to try that again because I didn’t quite buy it. Did you?” was ace. — We feel like Gale Harold is going to steal every single scene he’s in on the show, just like he basically stole this extended trailer. He was creepy as hell threatening Adam’s father (Adam Harrington) and even creepier when he was putting on the nice guy act for Cassie… after killing her mother. We already love to hate him.
Tierney Bricker ~ Really liked the pilot, but it’s more of a set-up for the rest of the series. Gale, Phoebe, Britt and Dekker are great. Also, I really liked Shelley. Diana was never a favorite of mine from the books, but I liked her in the pilot, a lot.
Carina Mackenzie ~ Better than the Vampire Diaries pilot, but it mostly sets up the rest of the series. I’m reserving judgment. Shelley TOTALLY reminds me of Dianna Agron. *Gale Harold is by far the best part of The Secret Circle pilot. Great chem between Britt & Dekker too.*