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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: 11 out of 50
  2. Negative: 38 out of 50
  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
    3
    First, let's start with the fact that there is no chemistry between the characters/actress, what made the original Charmed series so cool wasFirst, let's start with the fact that there is no chemistry between the characters/actress, what made the original Charmed series so cool was that we could see the connection (the vibe) between the 3 main chars, the passed the feeling that they where, indeed, sisters with all the affection, fights, arguments that comes with it.
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    Second, it was awesome to start discovering more of that universe, the history behind them, their family, heritage, the demons they discovered and confronted... bit by bit, every week there was something new, a new mystery, suspense, fear, that was snark, fun, but also fear and dread in each episode....
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    The new series, in just one episode, just destroyed all sense of wonder, mystery/suspense we could expect to have...
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    Third, Where is the storytelling??? Where is the originality??? Seems like they where reciting cake recipes...
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    The dialogue was all over the place, with hardly any dept, just trowing catchphrases all over the place and the characters (oh those pesky beings designed to make you want to watch the series/movies) had the emotional range of teaspoons, they hardly seemed affected by everything happening and took everything in stride....
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    I watched the 1st episode with a sense of sadness but, it is good to know already and leave it behind. I will just go back to watching the original Charmed series (s01, s02 and s03).
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  4. Dec 3, 2018
    0
    In our current date and time it seems like the LGBT and the sjw are all that matters in the damn shows, they take a previous show that was aIn our current date and time it seems like the LGBT and the sjw are all that matters in the damn shows, they take a previous show that was a success and they butcher it. Not only they make fun of so many things that are controversial but they also try to push those ideologies on every user. This show is an insult to the original show and its creators. Shame on you all. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    0
    No, noooooo, no NOOOOO...... Ugh, a new charmed could have been amazing, but this show is not worth your time, do not watch it! X_X I wouldNo, noooooo, no NOOOOO...... Ugh, a new charmed could have been amazing, but this show is not worth your time, do not watch it! X_X I would rather watch inhumans Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    0
    why can no one come up with an original idea? the original charmed aint that old. if you are going to reboot something, don't make it sowhy can no one come up with an original idea? the original charmed aint that old. if you are going to reboot something, don't make it so obvious about the financial motive behind it --- let's remake a tv show that did very well, BUT NOW, we'll get the latino audience and pick up revenue from marketers that are dying to tap this audience. it's a shame and a crime. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2018
    0
    Is it a bad joke or is it really happening ?
    Charmed version 2018 is worse than a mediocre fan fiction made by a 12 year old. Actually, I
    Is it a bad joke or is it really happening ?
    Charmed version 2018 is worse than a mediocre fan fiction made by a 12 year old. Actually, I don't know what's the worst. Is it the scenario ? The acting ? Or maybe the special effects worthy of a "good" 2000s dud. And what about the A-list actors ? Well, I think it's safe to say they have as much charisma as an oyster. Oh and yes, for those who were still wondering, the editing is awful.
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