Charmed, I’m sure

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After I finished watching Orange is the New Black, I was in a bit of a I-have-no-idea-what-to-watch-next kind of funk. So I decided to kick things a little old school and pick up on Charmed once again. A good friend of mine had bought me the first season for Christmas, but after finishing that I took a break from it for a while. In a way I was hoping to actually buy the series, but since it’s available on Netflix, I cheated.

Charmed was one of those shows I remember watching as a kid. Except, back then, I didn’t know that I came into the series when it was more than halfway over. Watching it now I realize that I believe I started watching it around the fifth season (and currently I’m only on Season Four). So it’s actually nice to be surprised and see that I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the original beginning. Being older now I have a deeper appreciation for the show, and it was one of the best shows I remember watching as a kid. It might even be the best witch show to be created, despite the bad special effects in the first few seasons – but that’s always a matter of opinion.

For those of you reading and unaware, Charmed is a drama about three sisters, Phoebe, Piper and Prue, who are forced to move back in with each other due to their grandmother dying. After discovering a book in their attic, the three of them get magical powers and become The Charmed Ones. Basically, the show is about them concurring evil, learning to master their powers, but more importunity – growing together as sisters and family. After the third season Shannon Doherty, the actress who played Prue, left the show, and Rose McGowan became her replacement as a different character – Paige.

All in all, even though I’m still only halfway through the eight seasons, I still think Charmed will always be a favorite of mine. There’s romance, but the underlying theme is protecting the innocent and being the Power of Three. In order to keep their magic, they have to keep their bond as sisters.

It’s also shows like these that show to you how crazy life can change in a matter of a couple years. Supernatural things don’t exactly happen in real life, but life-turning events and unexpected changes do. You never really know what’s in your future.

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I’m still in the process of watching Charmed, but I think I’ll post something else about it once I finish it for sure.

The problem I have with the Netflix version is that they changed the opening theme song, “How Soon Is Now?” by Love Spit Love (listed below), to an instrumental version. Which sounds good, but isn’t quite the same. They had to because of copyright reasons, but still annoying.

5 thoughts on “Charmed, I’m sure”

  1. The original theme music was so iconic, I always sing along to it whenever it’s on TV, it’s a shame they couldn’t use it post season 7. In fact the whole show was, think it became the longest female-lead show.

    Who’s your favourite sister?

    I have yet to find a replacement for OITNB, I binge watched that this month only to find out Season 3 isn’t going to be released until June 2015 WHY NETFLIX WHY!!

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    1. Me too! And I never made it to season 7, which is part of the reason I’m so excited now that I’m re-watching it. And I believe you’re right – no other show that I can think of with female-leads lasted as long as Charmed.

      Picking a favorite sister is hard! Growing up I remember Paige was my favorite sister, but now I think it might be Phoebe. How about you?

      Oh I know! It’s such a long wait, I watched both seasons last month and I can’t believe we have to wait a whole year! D:

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      1. How far are you now?

        Piper! I love her sarcasm and wit haha then Paige. I wasn’t really a huge fan of Prue and felt when she was on it, it was the Pure Halliwell show and was relieved when Paige took over.

        Same 😦 but at least we know it’s going to be worth the wait!

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      2. I have a few episodes left in season 4, and then I’ll be off to season 5!

        Piper’s a favorite, too! Haha. I know a lot of people didn’t really care for Prue – and it kind of was like her show because most of the episodes revolved around her. Now that she’s not in it there’s more focus on the other sisters and characters.

        And this is true! Now the question is – to watch it when it airs or to marathon it after it finishes airing. Decisions, decisions

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  2. Reblogged this on The Dramatards and commented:

    Here’s a post I wrote on my blog, it was another I wasn’t sure I should repost here, but I decided to anyways, haha (:

    How many of you like this show?

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