‘Charmed’ reboot uniquely designed, different from original

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The "Charmed" reboot premiered on Oct. 14. Produced by Jennie Snyder Urman, the show is unique to itself and incomparable to the original "Charmed" from 1998.

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On Oct. 7, 1998, “Charmed” first premiered. The show featured three sisters: Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty), Pheobe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), and Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs) who used their magical powers inherited from their mother to fight evil.

Twenty years later, the “Charmed” reboot by the CW premiered on Oct. 14 featuring three sisters: Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery), Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock) and Mel Pruitt (Melonie Diaz) who also use the magical powers they inherited from their mother to fight evil.

Before the premiere, the trailer left viewers feeling upset with the idea. Many were outraged producer Jennie Snyder Urman would take away from the original show, but while the “Charmed” reboot featured many aspects similar to the original show, it is almost entire it’s own show.

The sisters do have the same powers of freezing time, premonitions and empathy, and psychokinesis, and there are the obvious similarities such as White Lighters, which are assigned to protect witches when they inherit their powers. However, unlike the original, the sisters all have different fathers, and their ages differ drastically.

The new show is definitely geared more toward younger female viewers, whereas the original was geared more toward middle aged women. The special effects are also better designed, but that is because it is 2018.

I wouldn’t say the new show is disappointing, but that’s because I wouldn’t compare it to the original if it didn’t have the name it did. Urman did a fantastic job at completely re-imagining the show, and with the twists added, it is incomparable to the original.

The show does make me miss the original, and I wish they had based it off the original characters children, but I would give it a 7/10 for action, creativity and surprise. I am unsure of how long this show will last, but for as long as it does, I will tune in.

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