Series Review: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Everything is not what it seems

October seems to be the month of gritty teen reboots. I’M HERE FOR IT. I recently just finished the newest reboot that will literally not allow me to look at an animal the same. Let’s dive into the world of “Riverdale” and go see a witch. A teenage witch. That’s right, let’s talk about “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” follows Sabrina Spellman, who tries to navigate her life as a normal teenage girl in Greendale and a witch for her coven. With the help of her aunties, Hilda and Zelda, as well as her cousin Ambrose, she must also fend the evil that is trying to convert her over to their side

This show isn’t anything like the show we knew growing up. If you walked into this expecting it to be similar to The WB/ABC show “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”  This isn’t the fun loving comedic Sabrina we have come to know and love. There are comedic moments in the show but it’s more dark comedy. This show is creepy af. It’s hard to believe that it takes place just down the road from Riverdale and Degrassi. Yes, in my world, Riverdale and Degrassi are in the same universe. It’s the only way that all the shit that goes down unnoticed makes sense.

The darker tones fits the show so well. The witches on the show worship Satan. They are trying to appease the dark lord and do his bidding on the show. If that doesn’t let you know what kind of show this is then I don’t know what will. The show has a TV-14 rating and they go over that to the point where it makes me wonder why they didn’t get a TV-MA rating. I’m hoping that there’s an unrated version because frankly, I just want to see how dark it will actually be if they didn’t have that rating.

The acting on the show is extremely well done. You really get to see and understand each character. You get to see the character grow and change and it truly feels good when things go their way. There is some similarity between the Spellman clan in both series. But these characters are willing to do some dark things to get what want. They play with some dark shit in this show. And still, you end up relating to these characters and fall for them. Yes, Harvey and Sabrina are still totes adorable. I just wish there was dark version of Libby.

The camera work on the show is something that is my biggest problem with it. It’s more so the effects they added in post-production. Sometimes it works but other times it’s just annoying and takes away from what’s going on in the shot. I get what they were trying to do with it but it doesn’t always stick. It does more harm than good.

The show also has a tad bit of the same issues that “Riverdale” has as well when it comes to pacing. Luckily for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” it’s more so that I wanted them to expand on things and not rush through things. It was so fast paced sometimes that you didn’t notice story lines that much. Like, the season finale should have been two episodes instead of just one. While it was an enjoyable and thrilling finale, it could have been more epic. There was also minor plot holes but you can rule that off as just being because of magic. They had a magical induced orgy on the show.

Verdict

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a must watch show. It’s thrilling and will keep you into the show for months to come. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you enjoy what’s going on in the River-verse. Don’t worry, I’ll work on a better name. It is very dark. If you aren’t into dark show, then I wouldn’t watch it. But it’s more freaky and creepy than scary. It will leave you with mixture of feeling shook and creeped out.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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Welcome to Riverdale

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On Thursday night, the world was introduced to a live action version of the popular “Archie comics” on The CW called “Riverdale.” The show is a much darker take on the popular comic book and it’s the greatest show teen drama that the US has made in years.

The show follows the usual cast of characters Archie, Betty, Veronica, Kevin, pretty much any one you can think of. They are just way more darker. Like Archie was sleeping with his teacher and there has been a murder in Riverdale. Yeah, the murder was mentioned in the first second of the show because Jughead is now a novelist and this is all in his book. Inception.

The show also showed a lot of abs because it’s not a CW show without showing abs. They were mainly Archie’s abs because he became a hottie over a summer and Betty can look through his window since they are neighbors. Betty and Kevin are thirsty. Everyone in that town is thirsty. There’s so much sex going on there it’s insane. Betty and Veronica kiss at a cheerleader tryout to impress Cheryl Blossom, Cheryl also forces Archie and Veronica to kiss in seven minutes of heaven to piss off Betty, and I’m pretty sure that the parents are hooking up with other parents. That town needs hosed down.

Pretty much, I think that Riverdale is in Canada near Degrassi Community School because this town has WAY too much drama to be in the USA. Like the cheerleaders, lead by Head Bitch In Charge Cheryl, who is massive bitch. Like on a scale of 1-10, she’s like a 20 on the bitch meter. It’s extremely enjoy to watch, especially when Veronica and Cheryl go into a bitch off. The adults are just as bad because they are all douches besides Archie’s father, who is Luke Perry. Yeah, Dylan from Hills 90210 (that’s what the cool kids call it these days…and by cool kids I mean just me.)

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCAT was there! They had long trails and ears for hats. They are slight bitches but they were still there. I had a mini heart attack. Especially when they performed. Yeah, I fangirled hard.

Then they ended the episode with two guys getting ready to hook up down by the river and finding a dead body. Yeah, Riverdale definitely in Canada because there’s something in the water.

Overall, this show is pretty amazing and it’s the best. Literally cannot wait until the next episodes because it goes there.

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