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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 14, 2018
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  • Summary: Still reeling from their mother's death, Mel (Melonie Diaz) and her younger sister Madison (Sarah Jeffery) discover they have an older sister named Macy (Madeleine Mantock). Soon after, all three start manifesting powers and are told they are witches who must protect the world from demons inStill reeling from their mother's death, Mel (Melonie Diaz) and her younger sister Madison (Sarah Jeffery) discover they have an older sister named Macy (Madeleine Mantock). Soon after, all three start manifesting powers and are told they are witches who must protect the world from demons in this reboot of the WB series from Jennie Snyder Urman, Amy Rardin and Jessica O’Toole. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 15, 2018
    80
    Charmed 2018 is good, offering up all one could want from a supernatural adventure series. It’s well cast; witty and fun; a little satirical, a little more suspenseful, but with solid emotional grounding (and the promise of romance); a little physical but with nothing too explicit in the way of violence. That it doesn't take itself too seriously doesn’t mean it won’t make you jump.
  2. Reviewed by: Libby Torres
    Oct 11, 2018
    80
    The Charmed reboot is indeed funny and fierce, with a political edge that places the show firmly in 2018.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Oct 8, 2018
    75
    The power of three still packs an entertaining jolt in The CW's reboot. The characters are new, but the fundamentals remain intact. [12 Oct 2018, p.44]
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 15, 2018
    50
    Figuring out how to make Mel, Maggie and Macy more fully inhabited characters and tapping better into their witchy powers and their big, mythology-driven mission is the next step that made me wish I'd been able to watch a couple more episodes. It's rare to see a show of this type that puts so much effort into nailing down the subtext only to leave the text and its execution so frequently limp.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Oct 26, 2018
    50
    Despite the timeliness of this dialogue, Charmed plays like a throwback to the schlocky original, which aired in the 1990s and to which it is surprisingly faithful in spirit. ... Charmed is more supernatural procedural than serial drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Oct 15, 2018
    40
    The first episode of the new “Charmed” is clunkier than Rose McGowan’s late-‘90s shoe game. That said, a pilot’s job is to clearly let viewers know what the series is going to be about.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 11, 2018
    25
    The original show balanced horror with comedy and supernatural threats. The update feels like sociology homework.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 47
  2. Negative: 36 out of 47
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    10
    I am so here for this reboot. I am a die hard Charmed fan, and I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot. I look forward to more. I really enjoyed theI am so here for this reboot. I am a die hard Charmed fan, and I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot. I look forward to more. I really enjoyed the way the signs of the apocalypse were worded LOL. Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Best show I ever watched. The demon battle scene was amazing. I liked Mel's freezing power it was so cool watching her freeze time. I hopeBest show I ever watched. The demon battle scene was amazing. I liked Mel's freezing power it was so cool watching her freeze time. I hope this show gets 10 seasons. It's so much better than the original show. please give it a chance. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    5
    I am a huge fan of the original. I love how the show always represented strong women. I was excited to watch the new version of the CharmedI am a huge fan of the original. I love how the show always represented strong women. I was excited to watch the new version of the Charmed ones. However the reboot is pushing a political agenda that is not needed. I just want to enjoy a show without biases. I hope future episodes are not so political. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    0
    I loved the original show, I watched the original Charmed from the pilot to the last episode. But this reboot, had me shaking at the fact thatI loved the original show, I watched the original Charmed from the pilot to the last episode. But this reboot, had me shaking at the fact that this Charmed(Doesn't deserve the name)is full of political bias. If I wanted to watch politics and feminist ideology, I would watch the news and YouTube. When I watch a TV show I want to be entertained, not lectured at. CANCEL THIS TRAVISTY OF A SHOW. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    A poor attempt to revamp a franchise that didn’t need revamping. Create something original.
  6. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    I am sorry. I feel when a show was good before why go and screw it up. There were multiple political innuendos that were not even funny. II am sorry. I feel when a show was good before why go and screw it up. There were multiple political innuendos that were not even funny. I feel for a strong independent group of women in the original more then i do in the new one. The acting absolutely sucked, the show was boring, special effects felt like a rip off from titans and game of thrones. Frankly i expected a whole lot more. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2018
    0
    When Constance Burge created Charmed it was a fun adventure with three (and eventually a fourth) sisters. There were great stories and anWhen Constance Burge created Charmed it was a fun adventure with three (and eventually a fourth) sisters. There were great stories and an emotional family bond that resonated in the stories. Today we are presented with a "reboot" (in name only) that is more "in your face" with "Social Justice," extreme feminism, "Metoo" themes, being "woke," hysterical men, lesbianism, and ethnic diversity than any show previously.

    It is as if every mantra of the current man-hating Misandrist movement is encapsulated in this program. It is so over the top that the enjoyment of just being entertained is completely sucked out of the show. These ethnically "diverse" kids are not Charmed. They ARE the demonstration of feminism, Social Justice Warriors and the present day of political correctness and the #(pound) Metoo movement. They are "woke" as one character proclaims which is defined as "a political term of African American origin that refers to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice."

    If anything, this show is a further example of Hollywood demonizing white men. As far as being "Charmed" this show is ANYTHING but that. The Halliwell Sisters were and always will be "The Charmed Ones." They had a bond of sisterhood that showed and the program was not driving a political agenda like a freight train through a script. Hollywood can create a witch-themed show but call it what it is and not on the fake premise it is anything closely related to Charmed.
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