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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 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  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: 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 16, 2018
    30
    The deluge of empowerment is relentless, repetitive, and boring. The supernatural elements of the plot seem borrowed from old episodes of Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The special effects are super-cheesy, not much better than an old episode of Bewitched.
  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 38
  2. Negative: 27 out of 38
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    FANTASTIC reboot!!! I even bought the season pass on iTunes. It's standing on it's own and doing a great job! Great sunday ratings as well!FANTASTIC reboot!!! I even bought the season pass on iTunes. It's standing on it's own and doing a great job! Great sunday ratings as well! The pilot seemed a little fast but that's fine we got 18 episodes this season. 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 21, 2018
    9
    I loved that original series and this is just as amazing. The visuals are spectacular. The writing is great. The cast give stupendousI loved that original series and this is just as amazing. The visuals are spectacular. The writing is great. The cast give stupendous performances especially Sarah Jeffrey, Madeleine Mantock, and Melonie Diaz. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2018
    0
    It's horrible! Charmed 90's - not replace! This remake is terrible! I hope this show ends quickly and will not continue any further!
  5. Oct 17, 2018
    0
    Oh my, where to start ugh is that appropriate lol. I won't compare it to the original Charmed but will say it's not even close to being asOh my, where to start ugh is that appropriate lol. I won't compare it to the original Charmed but will say it's not even close to being as good as The Secret Circle. Which had far better actors, storyline and CGI. The first episode is a mess bad dialogue, bad CGI and actors who have no chemistry don't look like sisters and push the man hate, consent and ditzy sorority girl to new levels.

    I mean come on really let's throw some baking soda on a demon. Mel is a lesbian fantastic but has zero chemistry with her girlfriend and she's angry and violent to the extent that she hits a man in the face. Not because he's an evil demon but because he has a different opinion. How is man-hating and being violent to a man feminist or empowering? Maggie comes off as an airhead whose only concern is getting into a sorority. Every single character talks about consent. Maggie's boyfriend has to ask permission to kiss her but she doesn't ask him and he's nearly unconscious and doesn't know where he is.

    Let's move onThe possessing demon made no sense and the main demon who put a girl in a coma (using drugs) after sexually assaulting her came straight from Game of Thrones. The death of a mother (Secret Circle) their house (Witches of Eastend) Book of Shadows (Beautiful Creatures) Charmed Poster (Demimonde) Harry's Powers (Harry Potter/Iron Man) Cold Demon (White Walker Game of Thrones).

    For a show that has promoted itself as being fresh and original, it has certainly pulled from a lot of other sources. Treating a man who is hurt, confused and had done nothing wrong like crap is not empowering. Casting an African American and African Carribean woman as being Latino is simply ratings baiting. There are many Latina woman who would have loved those parts. Casting a non-lesbian Latina to play a lesbian Latina is another miscast.
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  6. Oct 14, 2018
    0
    Pretentious agenda, horrible acting and cheap effect.
    Cancel, just cancel this terrible disgrace to the original show
  7. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    I was a fan of the original series as a kid, and I really looked forward to a reboot to capture the *ahem* charm of the original.I was a fan of the original series as a kid, and I really looked forward to a reboot to capture the *ahem* charm of the original. Unfortunately, this paint-by-numbers SJW snooze-fest is a waste of time. Except perhaps as a cure for insomnia. Expand

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