2. There are multiple real, compelling, and juicy romances.
Obviously, the core romance on the show is between John Alden and Mary Sibley. No one has a more challenging, complex, tortured, angst-filled romance than these two. Seriously, they’re put through the wringer to earn a happy ending (and do they? You’ll have to watch to find out.) Shane West and Janet Montgomery have excellent chemistry together.
They’re not the only ones who get a romantic storyline though, far from it. What’s fantastic about how Salem handles its romance, is you never know where it’s going to come from or how twisted it can get. Wait until you meet Lucy Lawless’s character, Countess Marburg, in Season 2. Her relationships give a whole new definition to the word “complicated.”
If you’re hoping for a Nicholas Sparks-worthy romance, you might be looking in the wrong place. The love scenes on this show are more about shock, sex, and more often than not, blood.
Again, True Blood is a good comparison. Salem isn’t as sexual as its vampire counterpart, but you may be surprised by the depth of several of the relationships that blossom during its three seasons. Be careful which pairings you get attached to, you never know what could come around the corner to disrupt their happiness.