Okay, you win, Increase Mather. You are the worst person on Salem—no matter how many devil-worshipping witches are about. But we really didn't need to see the rapey torture methods you use to expose witches.
Really, Salem? Last week, the show about the Salem witch trials seemed off to a fun start as its witches plotted their revenge against the town's Puritan leaders. But the second episode pushed some of the show's more troubling aspects to the forefront.
When we learned that Brannon Braga was returning to television drama with a fantasy show about the Salem witch trials, we had high hopes. And Salem is off to a fun and demented start, imagining that the American colonial witch hysteria involved real witches, while keeping its questions about good and evil complicated.