Feature Friday Review – Charmed (The Reboot)

The CW’s reboot of Charmed is now well underway with over half a dozen episodes now available.  This series is a reboot of the 90’s classic that has a cult following, depicting the lives of three sisters that, together, form “the charmed ones”.  A group of supernatural witches who can save the world from potential doom.

The buzz around this show before it aired wasn’t that great.  The trailer highlighted bad acting and left a lot to be desired. I wasn’t exactly excited to watch the premiere of this show, but, as a good witch, I thought I would give it a try.

The first episode is a little rocky but comes together nicely.  After that episode, the show really starts to get underway, the acting gets better, the characters are more intricate, and the dynamics of the inter-relationships really come into play.

The overarching theme that underlies this show is a feminism and female-centered power defeating a male patriarchy (it seems like there is a theme among witchy shows this year).  The sisters learn to work together while finding ways to make the system fit their beliefs, not fitting to a pre-defined system of beliefs.

This show does not follow exactly the script of the previous Charmed series, so for those looking to reconnect with their old favorites, this show will not satisfy that urge.  Each of these characters is unique and fits within their own defining characteristics.  Yes, there are some themes that stay the same – their “powers” are similar to their predecessors – but, overall, this show is its own individual entity, not just a retelling of a former story.

So if you are looking for a nice fun show to watch on a Sunday night (or any night of the week with CW’s streaming service) – this is a great show to check out!

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