• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 80
  2. Negative: 6 out of 80

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  1. PaulP.
    Sep 23, 2009
    5
    "Sex and the Devil in a Small Town". However, it doesn't even attempt to provide insight into relationships like "Sex and the City" did. All soap. And, since it doesn't try to provide any insight, all the comedy is contrived. Not that it's bad. Just not particularly interesting if youi're not ogling the bodies. Rebecca Romijn is better than you'd expect, but the "Sex and the Devil in a Small Town". However, it doesn't even attempt to provide insight into relationships like "Sex and the City" did. All soap. And, since it doesn't try to provide any insight, all the comedy is contrived. Not that it's bad. Just not particularly interesting if youi're not ogling the bodies. Rebecca Romijn is better than you'd expect, but the talented Sara Rue should be the third woman and the not very interesting Jaime Ray Newman should be the best friend. But Jamie Ray's a size 2, and Sara isn't, and that tells you all you need to know about this series. Paul Gross, an actor who can be very funny, is slightly miscast as the devil, no matter how handsome he is. Gross is better at playing the funny nice guy, as he did in his underrated comedy-drama Due South, where he played a flesh and blood Dudley Doo-Right, who actually always got his man. Whether this show lasts or not all depends on whether the audience lusts after these people. As a show, it's like the recent Anne Heche romantic comedy set in Alaska, whose name was, was....., well, you get the idea. Only this show's not nearly as good as that one even was. Collapse
  2. ErnestP.
    Sep 24, 2009
    4
    It's going to be hard to believe that this show will endure the first six weeks without some better writing. The cast is nice enough to look at, but the storytelling is uninspired. I came away from the night, not really caring for any of the characters.
  3. StevenE.
    Sep 27, 2009
    5
    This show lacks the crisp writing and smart acting that made Charmed one of my all time favorite shows. Bring back the Power Of Three!
  4. TV
    Sep 29, 2009
    4
    I wanted to like it, but I just came away like 'meh'. The Devil was miscast. He has to be HOT for a show like this to work. It felt Desperate Houswives light, and I was looking for something with a little edge. I think of what a show like this could have been in the hands of Allan Ball (of True Blood).
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Eastwick is not much more than fanciful fluff, but the chemistry between the likable trio and Gross proves bewitching.
  2. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    60
    A breezy, bright trip to the dark side in which star Rebecca Romijn's hair magically stays well-coiffed and Paul Gross has a devil of a time making his smoky tones not recall Jack Nicholson's in the movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    This is a shame and a waste of three gorgeous actresses, a wonderful actor (Gross) and an idea that--with a little more wit, smarter writing and less soap--could have yielded a winner.