The Good Witch’s Wonder (2014)

October 25, 2014 2 Comments

The seventh title in a long-running, beloved – and popular ratings
recipient, Hallmark Channel again invites us into the magical world of Cassie Nightingale
(Catherine Bell). Life is feeling a bit restless for Cassie as it shifts to
change her happy family. Lori (Hannah
Edicott-Douglas) is in college busy with homework, dating and fitting into her
schedule the work she does on the school paper. Brandon (Matthew Knight) too is becoming
successful in his career and has a fiancée he’s planning a wedding with. Then
there is her daughter, Grace who has special talents of her own – talents that
just may have something to teach her grandfather (Peter MacNeill) who is feeling very out-of-place in Grace’s

Jake (Chris Potter) is currently dealing with the changes
that the town’s new mayor, Martha Tisdale (Catherine Disher) is putting in place, leaving
Cassie with little but her shop to occupy her time. When a stranger appears in
town, Cassie is again needed to help along a situation that isn’t healthy – and
to hopefully, bring about some much needed happiness.

These films were starting up during the time I was enjoying
binge-watching of JAG, so naturally
it was entertaining to look up its female lead’s credits and see what else
Catherine Bell has done. Following that, there was a gap between when The Good Witch premiered on television
and when it came to DVD, though you can be sure once it showed up on a favorite
retailer’s site, I snatched a copy and have been under the spell of this
charming character ever since – plus multiple viewings. What I’ve loved so much about the evolution of
these stories and the characters that live in them is how from first script to
this seventh film, there is not only a story within the movies, but each one
continues to further Cassie’s own life. From her first coming to Middleton to
now finding a family of her own, it’s been a kind of nice journey for fans to
follow along with. 

This installment is just as memorable and in some ways
bittersweet as the very beginning. I confess if I’m being picky I wasn’t fond
of certain minor casting choices, but am thrilled that everyone is still in their
primary roles from Jake and Cassie to their children (makes the camaraderie all the more genuine), it’s a joy to see the
familiar faces playing characters fans have come to love rooting on and wishing
only happy endings for. Changes do take shape, which I can only imagine is
setting into motion the transition into the 2015 premiere of the television
show set to come to Hallmark Channel – a series that will retain some of its
primary cast (or that’s what I believe is right) and also gain some new faces,
one of whom will be Bailee Madison. Since some of the movies in-between were
just put out on DVD, I very much look forward to watching the interim stories I
missed in skipping past to be sure and have this latest in the series watched
for its big debut and if this along with the earlier films are any indication,
fans of this series are going to again fall head over heels for the charms that
are the Good Witch – it’s really the sweetest kind of family movie. 

Have you seen any of these films in The Good Witch series? If so, do you like them?
Let’s chat.  

…and then catch the premiere of The Good Witch’s Wonder tonight,
Saturday the 25th on Hallmark


About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Juju at Tales of October 26, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I reallllly want to see this. I wish they were on Netflix instant.

    • Rissi October 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      I know, me too! It'd make watching these much simpler for most viewers. Since nearly all of the movies are on DVD now, hopefully this one will follow suit. *fingers crossed*

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