Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Favorite Fictional Character --- Samantha Stephens
As the star of the hit TV sitcom, Bewitched, which aired from 1964-1972, Samantha Stephens paved the way for all those other witches currently inhabiting paranormal fantasy. She was one of the first witches in popular culture that overcame all the typical stereotypes that face witches in today's society. She didn't have a warty nose or cast curses over a bubbling cauldron. She was the typical homemaker who had a few advantages on the rest of us.
Samantha was a witch who fell in love with a mortal despite what her family thought of it, including her over bearing mother, Endora. She wanted to raise a family and support her husband without having to give up a part of herself. Her husband, Darren, wanted a normal family so he made her promise him to give it all up. Well fortunately for us, that was a promise she couldn't keep, so we were treated to various spells and enchantments used to get her husband out of those pesky situations he always found himself in. She was the mother every child would want and the wife any husband could be proud of.
All of us who enjoy a well written paranormal book about the good witches and wizards coming up on top, owe a debt of thanks to Samantha for blazing the way.