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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 14, 2018
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 116 Ratings

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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: 13 out of 53
  2. Negative: 39 out of 53
  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. Dec 4, 2018
    7
    I loved and watched the original, and while this is not that, I still really like it! Sometimes it is a bit cheesy with the demons, but I loveI loved and watched the original, and while this is not that, I still really like it! Sometimes it is a bit cheesy with the demons, but I love the humor and Harry. He is funny/charming. I DVR it and look forward to watching every week. I am glad to see Sarah Jeffrey after my fave Shades of Blue cancelled. I think she is a good actress, probably the best of the three girls. Please renew it! I think it is funnier than the original and would be disappointed to see it end too soon. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2019
    0
    The origin built up the story of the Charmed Ones, this just throws in the story. I hope it gets better and the first 2 episodes were teethingThe origin built up the story of the Charmed Ones, this just throws in the story. I hope it gets better and the first 2 episodes were teething exercises. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2018
    0
    Horrible show. Trying way too hard. Also very rude to the original and the originals cast that is not right. The creator blocked me on twitterHorrible show. Trying way too hard. Also very rude to the original and the originals cast that is not right. The creator blocked me on twitter because of my opinions. Stay away. This one is "dark magic." Expand
  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
    Completely offensive to the senses for its blatant racism, sexism and cultural appropriation.

    The original show was alright but this copy
    Completely offensive to the senses for its blatant racism, sexism and cultural appropriation.

    The original show was alright but this copy cat seems powerless to avoid being a perfect example of everything it is trying way too hard to fight against with its propagandized message.
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