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Review of "Charmed" 3/7/18 by Suzanne
airs Sundays, 9/8c on The CW

I tried watching the first episode of this show because I loved the original show on The WB.  However, I just didn't think that the new show was as good. I had a hard time telling the girls apart. They just didn't make them different enough or interesting enough. If you love shows about witches, you might like this one (if you're not too picky). I found it to be very disappointing. I would have preferred it if they could have done one with the original actors, like they did with "Roseanne," "Will & Grace" and "Murphy Brown." Too bad they didn't.

I just didn't find the show all that interesting. If this were the only show on TV, I might watch it. Perhaps I'm just too old to enjoy it because they're obviously aiming it at younger women. (Heck, I was probably too old to enjoy the previous one, but it didn't matter because it was very good!)  I hope it gets better, but I don't have time to watch something that doesn't grab me.

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CHARMED”

SUNDAYS (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

 “Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol (guest star Valerie Cruz) tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz), and her sister, fun-loving Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), about their family.  Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering sorority rush (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Brian (guest star Charlie Gillespie).  But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed.  And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister – brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock), whom their mother kept a secret all these years!  Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin (Ser’Darius Blain), the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around).  Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out. 

 With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) – who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department – when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide!  Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces.  It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother.  With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against. 

Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O’Toole (“Jane The Virgin”), Amy Rardin (“Jane The Virgin”), Jennie Snyder Urman (“Jane The Virgin”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”), Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”), Howard Owens (“Jackie”), and Carter Covington (“Faking It”).

CREDITS FOR “CHARMED” ON THE CW

Day and time: Sundays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Network debut: October 14, 2018

Format: After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Cast: Melonie Diaz as Melanie Vera

 Sarah Jeffery as Maggie Vera

 Madeleine Mantock as Macy Vaughn

Ser’Darius Blain as Galvin Burdette

Ellen Tamaki as Niko Hamada

Nick Hargrove as Parker

and Rupert Evans as Harry Greenwood

Executive Producers: Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin, Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Howard Owens, Carter Covington

Origination: Los Angeles, California

Produced by: CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content


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