CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
SHOW: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
TIME: On demand
REBOOTS are either highly anticipated or written off as unwatchable lazy adaptations to something that’s seen as a classic, however, the new incarnation of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is nothing to squint at. As someone who has watched all seasons of the iconic 90s sitcom “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, I can definitively say that the reboot isn’t similar to the sitcom but more alike to a horror film. This show is not for the faint hearted, but develops a new style of TV viewing that caters for a modern audience. The series follows young girl, Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), who is half witch, half mortal. She lives with her two aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) Spellman, and Cousin Ambrose Spellman (Chance Perdomo). With the lead up to her “dark baptism”, she must make a choice - to stay living her mortal life or fulfil her true potential as a witch given by her late father. As you can guess Sabrina has a hard time with this choice - she doesn’t want to say goodbye to her life as a mortal, but she doesn’t want to disappoint the Witch Council either by not becoming a trained witch like her father. However, she doesn’t want to sign her life away to who they call the “Dark Lord”. Inspired by the Archie Comic series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has obvious direct links to another Archie comics Netflix adaptation series, “Riverdale”. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina refers to characters and places as seen and mentioned in the Riverdale series, especially linking to the latest third season in the franchise Personally I enjoyed the series but I suggest only watching it if you are okay with excessive violence, gore and supernatural themes, thus the MA15+ rating.
◆ SPELLBINDING TV: Step aside Melissa Joan Hart, Kiernan Shipka is the new witch in town.