Yesterday, the newest reboot of 2018 debuted on the CW. The rebirth of “Charmed.” The originally aired from 1998 to 2006 on the WB, the original incarnation of the CW. The reboot of the series has been met with a lot of controversies due to the outcry of the OG Charmed cast and fans about not having any input from the original team that made the franchise what it was.
Now, I was a fan of the original series expect a little comparison. But I watched the new series with an open mind and heart. I recently just binged the OG “Charmed” because of nostalgia. Here’s also my overall thoughts on this reboot before seeing it. Let’s get this out-of-the-way: this isn’t the original series and only name and premise. That isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I like the fact that it’s not trying to be the OG series. This “Charmed” has a little bit of a darker tone to it. It’s on the CW and everything there is mostly dark and twisty. It’s trying to be its own dark and twisty thing.
The first episode wasn’t spectacular but it was a better start than what some would have thought it to be. It didn’t drag me into it but at the same time it did send up what to expect. It also ended on a cliffhanger which is how all good CW shows end. In case you couldn’t guess, it’s a stereotypical CW show. My major complaint is that it seems very much rushed. It felt like they put a two-part episode into one hour. They really didn’t let you get to know the sister beside a little bit in the beginning, which was only two of them. I really don’t know anything about them besides they are sisters. I wasn’t given time to get interested or digest their characters. If you were to ask me their names, I wouldn’t be able to.
There was also plot points that they just did but didn’t really touch again. It mainly came towards the end when they thought they defeated the monster of the week. I wish they would have given us more time with the characters than what we have gotten. And while I like that it doing its own thing, I wish that it would have still slightly acknowledged the previous show. It does come across that it could care less about its heritage. Even just little nods to the original would have been nice. But I can see why the original actresses are a little bit pissed now. It’s like they don’t exist anymore nor the show that is the reason the new one is there.
Overall, “Charmed” doesn’t seem like its going to be bad. In fact, it looks like it’s going to be a good show. The premiere showed good promise in the series. I just wished that it wasn’t so rushed and we got a little more time with the sisters. Hopefully, they can work out the kinks and make this new “Charmed” just as good as the original.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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In this night and in this hour, we call upon this reboot
After months of speculation, we finally have our first look at what some would call the most controversial reboot in the history of the CW, “Charmed.” The world was greeted with a trailer of the upcoming show. They might as well just gave the world the pilot because that’s how much info they gave away.
“Charmed” follows three sisters: Macy Vaughn, Mel Vera, and Maggie Vera. They discover that they are the most powerful witches of all time – The Charmed Ones. This became clear once their mother got murdered and their powers are activated. In order to find out what happened to their mother, they must use their newfound powers to vanquish demons and to protect innocents.
The trailer shows that it’s after the original series. It will be taking some creative liberties with the show to make it a totally different show. This is probably for the best as the OG “Charmed” is beloved. So making the reboot totally different will help create something that is slightly new. It’s pretty much an older beloved car that they stuck on a new coat of paint and riding it off as a brand new car.
The acting isn’t anything to get excited about. It’s just blah acting. Hopefully, its way better in the full pilot episode because I wasn’t impressed with the new sister. I also wasn’t a big fan of how they tried to make the Vera home looks very similar to the Halliwell home. If they were going to make the show different, then they probably should have changed up the house a bit more than they did.
I’m probably going to watch the “Charmed” reboot because I hope that it does well. I don’t have high expectations of it because nothing will replace or compare to the original. There isn’t a airdate for the première of “Charmed.” It’s scheduled for the fall of 2018.
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It looks like they are going to be making a reboot of “Charmed.” sigh. For those of you that have never seen the show “Charmed,” shame on you! Go to Netflix and binge watch that show. When you are watching it, just ignore the theme song because it’s not the original one. “Charmed” was a supernatural show that feature three, technically four, sisters that happen to be extremely powerful witches. Together they are the Charmed Ones, or “The Power of three.” It follows their lives as they stop evil and try to be normal. “Charmed” doesn’t need to be rebooted.
So our beloved “The CW,” is going to be making the “Charmed” reboot in this modern-day. According to the C-Dub, is going to be “a standalone show.” It will follow three sisters that discover that they are witches. Does it sound familiar? Because it’s literally the premise of the original series. Most of everything they are doing for the reboot, is taken from the original series.
The part that confuses me, and this will have part will contain spoilers, how is there a new “Power of Three” when the original ones are still alive? The new sister of three have the same heritage as the OG three, but it doesn’t follow the lore “Charmed.” The new show is obviously following that lore. We are probably just going to say that it’s in an “alternative universe.” Everything seems like it happens in a ‘alternative universe” these days when it comes to reboots.
There really isn’t a reason to reboot the show because frankly, it’s timeless. If the reboot was just an continuation of the show like “Fuller House” or the new season of “Roseanne,”it would be totally fine. To ignore the original series and rewrite it all like it didn’t happen because that’s what they are pretty much doing.
Just do the world a favor “The CW” and don’t reboot “Charmed.” If you decided to still reboot, and you are, please just make it an continuation of the original. It would be nice to have the original actors involved in it.
Here’s the trailer for the original series first three seasons. I highly recommend watching it:
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