An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.
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Reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina: the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina Spellman wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.Written by
While cited as being based on characters from The Crucible, both the Putnam and Hawthorne families were actual Puritan families in Salem, MA. John Hathrone (later changed to Hawthorne) was the "Chief Examiner" during the Salem Witch Trials, and the Putnam family had multiple accusers in the Salem witch trials. See more »
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I have been searching for years for something to fill the void Buffy left after it went off air. No other show has been able to capture that perfect mixture of storytelling, action, acting, horror themes, Satan, witches, magic and monsters quite like Buffy did the only thing that has come remotely close is AHS Coven+Apocalypse.
Sadly CAofS does not live up to those expectations. This incarnation of Sabrina has entirely too many fundamental flaws at this point to recommend. With some serious changes the show could be great but if things remain as they are it won't last five seasons.
Some bizarre casting choices, the two aunts don't sound like they're from the same continent let alone same family tree. Red head aunt is great, blonde aunt needs to be recast she doesn't fit in at all, if she were cast as the house keeper it would've been fully believable but there is no way in hell this Zelda and Hilda are related which throws that entire narrative out the window.
Adding in Ambrose as an original character rather than have him be the human form of Salem is a questionable choice at best not to mention much of his screen time is reduced to being the token "gay" rather than having any significant storyline. It would've been much more effective to have him be cursed to live as a cat in the house while being able to project a human form.
The casting of Sabrina is terrible. They found some girl that looks the closest they could find to Emma Watson without taking into account if she could act. She has the absolute worst most wooden delivery I have ever seen. She's totally unbelievable as an actress, she does not act she just delivers lines. In this the entire universe revolves around Sabrina and every other character feels just there to pad screen time further. Everything is about Sabrina, everything involves Sabrina, Sabrina is the most perfect amazing solution for everything and EVERYTHING needs to be set-up around her every one else is just background noise for Sabrina to be the focus of.
Harvey's character has been reduced from the dumb but cute and loving boyfriend to a Johnny-sue desperately in love, doting and fawning hollow shell of an empty love interest.
Then of course every new show has to have that one "gender neutral" character, speaking as a trans woman we skipped right past casting transgender characters and went right to "non-binary" which I personally find insulting.
Sexy teacher is amazing, the High Priest does a decent job but there is only so much they can do with the amateur writing. It says a lot about a show when the villains are way more compelling then the main heroine. After finishing the first season I just kind of want Satan to win because of how insufferable Sabrina is.
"Oh I love you more than anything in the world you're my everything" - Proceeds to eat each others faces for a solid minute of screen time.
The worst offender so far is the writing, whoever writes the dialog should be fired immediately and never be allowed to write character dialog again. Absolutely NO ONE speaks the way the majority of the characters talk to each other. I have laughed out loud several times during the first few episodes, not because what was said was meant to be funny but because of how absolutely absurd the dialog is. There are very few conversations that happen between characters however there is a metric **** ton of thesaurus word vomit happening in every scene.
They don't really seem to converse with each other just throw r/iamverysmart word salad at each other.
Having every character spout extensive dialog with an abundance of grandiose language (see how obnoxious that comes across?) really cheapens the entire thing. Sabrina sounds like every not popular nerd teen's intellectual wet dream it's very off putting as she just does not seem believable in the role nor is this archetype enjoyable to endure.
The heroine getting literally everything handed to her deus ex machina style, having the entire universe center around her but not in the Buffy way where everyone gets a fair storyline even if it's about Buffy is hamfisted. She's walking perfection and it's plain boring to watch. Sabrina is supposed to be likable to make people root for her, this one I just want her off the screen because literally all the other characters are more enjoyable, not to mention the scenes with her and Harvey are stomach turningly cringe.
This series should be everything I want in a show but it's been so disappointing over all. It's as though they have stolen amazing storylines from Buffy+AHS Coven+Harry Potter+The Craft+Hanna Montana with the backdrop of Sabrina to make this but it ends up being a cheap knock off of much better material.
I swear if the finales message is love and friendship always wins I'll barf.
The "real world" parts and the "Witch world" parts just don't mesh well together in this. The contrast is so stark it's like going from an after school special to a poor PG-13 horror movie from scene to scene.
Several issues could be dealt with by recasting Sabrina+Hilda and hiring new writers + restructuring dialog but If the cringe word salad remains I can't see it lasting very long as it leaves a lot to be desired.
If you're an edgy teenage girl I'm sure you'll love it but if you're from the Buffy generation+ I doubt you'll find much fulfillment here as it's an amalgamation of much better TV shows storylines.
Stick to AHS unless the writing can be GREATLY improved upon and Sabrina is made even slightly likable.
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