You may have heard about the CW network and their upcoming reboot of the popular late 90’s/early 00’s show, Charmed. On Tuesday, I posted “A Case Against the ‘Charmed’ Reboot.” In that article, I laid aside my rage at the upcoming reboot and calmly stated the reasons I believe the new series is a bad idea. In hanging out around the net, it seems that most devoted Charmed fans would rather this new iteration of the show not see the light of day. And not all fans are taking steps to be as calm and level-headed as me.
One fan, Andre, took to his YouTube channel to express his reaction and review of the new trailer. He openly expresses all the rage and frustration that most of us fans feel. The results are explosive, vulgar, and hilarious. Check out Andre’s reaction right here. Warning: This language is NSFW. So put those earbuds in.
If you know me, you probably know I love, love, and love me some Charmed, the WB/CW show from the late 90’s about 3 sister-witches who fought the forces of evil. I own the entire series (a complete 8-season set) on DVD and watch it at least twice a year. I have featured the Halliwell sisters here on the site in a stand-alone article and as part of a piece about fictional witches. In the latter, the lesson that I advise you to take away from the group is that you should not be defined by your powers (skills, knowledge, or talents). Instead decide who you will be and use your powers to show the world who you are. The show was (and still is) so good that you can pull wonderful nuggets like that out of it even while you enjoy the outlandish costumes, cheesy dialogue, dramatic sibling rivalry, outdated special effects, and wonderful late-90’s/early-00’s tropes.
After years of rumors, deliberation, and false starts, the CW network has decided to move forward with a reboot of the series. And I am NOT here for it. Here’s my case against the Charmed reboot:
If you’re not watching CW’s latest superhero offering, Black Lightning, you’re missing out! The show is based on DC’s first black hero to headline his own comic series. It centers around Jefferson Pierce, a school principal and father of two who also happens to be a retired superhero. Pierce has sworn off his vigilante ways and hasn’t donned his super suit in nine years. He’s tried to inspire people and fight corruption from an official standpoint instead. But he’s failing. His neighborhood has been overrun by a gang known as The 100. When the gang violence hits too close to home, Pierce decides that the time may have come for his alter ego, Black Lightning, to make a come-back.
It’s the end of summer, and while a few shows are still airing new episodes, a lot of our favorites are on hiatus until the fall. Here are a few of the best options to tide you over until then. Continue reading →