Fans of the CW's "The Secret Circle" may not have the pleasure of viewing new episodes this fall, but they can still keep the series alive. From fan sites to online streaming, a show's cancellation doesn't always mean an end to the narrative. Not only can you find other mediums to explore, it might take the sting out of losing one of your favorite shows.
According to various online sources, there may not be a Blu-ray or DVD release anytime soon. As with most things, this could change, but iTunes has the entire series to purchase or rent, which is good news for fans and those who didn't catch the series during its original run. You can also view full episodes on Hulu for free. Depending upon your depth of fandom, a DVD release petition is currently available for you to sign online. It worked for Joss Whedon's "Firefly," which resulted in the feature film, "Serenity." "The Secret Circle" may not have as large a fan base, but you can make your voice heard.
Those fans who came to the show with no prior knowledge of the books might be in for a treat. Sure, you won't be able to devour these stories in one-hour segments, but they may deepen your understanding of "The Secret Circle" universe. Follow Cassie Blake and the gang in a completely different way. Thanks to the series, you can insert their likenesses into the theater of your mind. L.J. Smith's series of books could keep you entertained for months (with five to choose from and one due next year). Start with "The Initiation," (the first book in the series) and work your way forward. Smith wrote the first three, as subsequent entries were penned by Aubrey Clark.
You may still find some repeats on the air (check your local listings), but your best source for now is the show's official website, where you will find character descriptions, video and more. Chances are, if there is ever a DVD release, news of it might be posted on the website first. Check it early and often. You'll also find free music from the series and a link to the Facebook page.
Start (or join) a fan site
Staying connected is more possible than ever, thanks to fan sites, IMDb, and other resources. A quick internet search should land you among like-minded folks with a passion to match (or exceed) your own "Secret Circle" love. If you've got some better ideas than those you've run across on the Web, create your own website. Organize a convention in your hometown. Even a blog might help you connect to a wider fan base. In short, be creative.
- Arts & Entertainment
- The Secret Circle