An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.
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.
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
Where do I start. Firstly you would have to have a severely messed up and damaged person who thinks the occult is fine, with all its dark powers, but a book being banned is terrible. However the occult is presented in such a way that the only problem with satanists is selling your soul to a man, shudders. Also they're witches who barely do any witchcraft.
The episodes themselves are a hot mess of themes that jump around with all the grace of a flapping Homer Simpson. From patriarchy to possession no small subject is too big and no big subject is too small.
Make no mistake as well this is aimed squarely at teens. Especially ones who spend all day tweeting about the latest social injustice and why James Bond isn't a woman, even though you don't really know who James Bond is.
Then onto the cast. I'll split this:
Sabrina - very Mary Sue. Solves a puzzle in five minutes that had been unsolved for decades, really? In general though she is ok, but there's nothing of the witch world about her, except her ability to do everything without trying.
She just seems like a high school kid, who doesn't really like Satan so will form a committee to tell him so.
You want to see a conflict not just in terms of choice but in terms of morality and personality. There's none. She'll gladly perform all sorts of spells on men, but feel guilt that her friends book has been banned.
High school - a tick all boxes group of bland characters, that make the occult seem appealing to even the most devout Christian.
Diversity in itself is fine, but if the most diverse thing about the character is their race or gender then there's a problem.
Witch world - love the aunts, they really contrast each other well and Michelle Gomez is amazing, but everyone else is pretty dull. The main villain is less scary than Oj Simpson. They're salty satanists, but never come across as the type of people who would sell their soul to the devil. You see truly evil bit characters sometimes, who's impact is dulled by the fluffy main characters. Hellwarts school for witches anyone.
Salem - he's just stuck on as a cheap attempt to get original viewers. CGI him if she's allergic. I mean an actual cat isn't going to talk is it?
Overall it's like a quilt that many people have made that has no correlation to each of the other parts.
Finally it's the best advertisement for Christianity ever. I mean who'd go to hell if it was this boring?
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