An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.
Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina: the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina Spellman wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.Written by
First, I must say that this show is not for children...there are graphic and gory scenes and some chilling phobic scenarios, which of course are enjoyable if you're prepared for that.
I actually like the overall dark tone and slow-progressing storyline, and Shipka (Sabrina) plays the role very well.
Here are the issues with the show...the camera work and blurry scenes are just annoying. They don't add anything, and honestly, by episode 5, they seem to start moving away from the blurry shots a bit, but I'd like to see them gone altogether.
The characters...there aren't many likable ones. Sabrina (Shipka) is likeable and so is her cousin Ambrose (Perdomo), but that's about it. The aunts, for whatever reason, are somewhat forced, awkward at times, aloof, and sometimes just generally unlikeable. And Harvey is just so bland, I wouldn't even notice if he was missing from a few episodes... Hopefully they develop more as the show moves along.
The last thing that really bothers me is more of a personal preference, I'm sure...
One of my issues is that Salem is practically missing. This is supposed to be her familiar, her sidekick, her support...
And, at first I understood why the cat, Salem, didn't talk to fulfill a more serious and dark tone, but seeing as how the show has evolved to include somewhat cheesy characters (demons, goblins) and storylines like one might have seen in Charmed, I'm not quite sure why they didn't just include it, other than the fact that Shipka is allergic to cats and Salem's part has been almost entirely eliminated. But, seeing as how Salem was almost a dog, I guess we're lucky to have the few black cat shots we get!
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