Special for our UK readers…
ITV 2’s new comedy-drama brought witches and lesbians to the nation’s TV screens last week. “Switch” centers around four young women who must come together to make their magic work. A strong cast, it features lesbian Stella, who works in advertising, played by well-known soap actress Lacey Turner, The Inbetweener’s Hannah Tointon. and Caroline Quentin.
The debut episode opened with a rather dramatic scene. It seems Lacy Turner hasn’t forgotten how to do Eastenders-style trauma – beginning with: “the body’s in the other room.”
The episode introduces all four of their lives, against a trendy Camden backdrop. Jude, played by Nina Toussaint-White, occupies herself at work in a fashion store by turning a handsome man straight, and sex–crazy for her, by wearing a brooch that casts a spell on him. She ends up disappointed about his true sexuality and gives the magic accessory to her colleague, a very camp male shop assistant who can’t believe his luck.
Next, Stella is sacked for flipping out at her patronizing, ill-mannered boss and so the girls get working on their witch skills to undo the situation. But, oh-so-shockingly, turn back time too far and the woman’s memory is erased to the age of 17. Cue boy band and underage drinking jokes.
Next, the girls are to have a run-in with the, slightly posher, upper-class female witch clan of Kensington. Hopefully some lesbian action from Stella too.
If you missed it, catch up on ITV Player (if you’re in the region).