First: I'm still enjoying The Secret Circle. Absolutely. But I had planned to write about it every week, and now I'm just not sure I have that much to say. (This is partially because it's on right after The Vampire Diaries, which is my priority as far as both time and attention.) It's fun! It's intriguing! But the third episode didn't leave me with anything I felt I absolutely had to say about it. So I think I'm going to put this one on the "write about it as the spirit moves me" list.
(I'm still trying to figure out some stuff about the families, but I'm told it's explained in the books, which I'm currently reading. When I finish those, I will definitely do a post sharing those answers and giving any other thoughts I have on the book/show differences.)