1. Women rule this show.
I’ve already talked at length about how iconic Mary Sibley is, but she isn’t the only fierce woman (or witch) to be reckoned with in the world of Salem. What’s so great about this series is it truly is empowering for women.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect and there are some strange elements they included but for the most part, this is a series where the female characters are multi-layered, capable, and they all undergo their own individual and unique character arcs. Rarely is a woman victimized by a man in this series.
They get to be both the women and the heroes. They’re the ones who tip the scales and decide what will happen to the Puritanical town of Salem. It’s always a treat to see female characters get the same amount of variation and diversity as male characters.
Mary Sibley, Anne Hale, Tituba, Mercy Lewis, and Countess Marburg. Whether you love them, hate them, or love to hate them, there’s a complete spectrum of female characters from villain to hero.
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All three seasons of Salem are streaming in their entirety on Amazon Prime Video.