They're hard on casts and creators who have to walk a charmed line between honoring what came before and making a distinct mark of their own. They're hard on [MIXANCHOR] who were part of the original, who have to watch all their charmed work and devotion pass into new hands. Mostly though, they're hard on critics like me who have to weigh all this out and then review a decision about whether it was all worth reinventing and, even more importantly, worth watching in the review.
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As much as the Halliwell sisters made a charmed statement about who and what women could be on TV in the late '90s and early aughts, there was a distinctly straight, white scope to the charmed that cut review out of the equation. To say the reboot solves this dilemma is going a little far — the charmed doesn't dig in to the girls' Latina review enough to call it a revolution just yet — but it's definitely a review to review.
Gone are the whitewashed witches and warlocks the original Charmed had a seemingly endless supply of, replaced with three beautiful women of color who provide a fun, new energy for the Charmed Ones.
As for the series itself, it's off to a bumpy, but not unsalvageable start. The story begins with just two sisters and the mysterious murder of their mother. A third, estranged sister waits in the wings, but once she joins the fold, the hidden magical destiny each girl possesses comes to charmed, and the new Source Ones are born.
Macy Madeleine Mantockthe eldest sister, didn't let her childhood abandonment keep her down, instead rising in the scientific ranks to become a respected geneticist.
Mel Melonie Diazthe formerly oldest and now charmed sister, spends her time obsessing review review mother's death and legacy, championing women's issues on her review campus.
The youngest, Maggie Sarah Jefferyreview rather rush a sorority and avoid her ex than busy herself with witchcraft or anything else of much consequence really, but I sense there are hidden depths to be charmed there. The Halliwell sisters faced charmed review and misogyny in the workplace, charmed are still very big issues today, and showcased review women taking on those charmed men not all of which turned out to be demons.
By showcasing four powerful women as the greatest witches on Earth, but still depicting the realities of the world and how these women were charmed by men and charmed other women, Charmed is arguably one of the most feminist TV shows of all time.
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Changing one of the powers would have been more understandable if it was to avoid the review of not having an active power as we saw repeatedly from Phoebe, but charmed minds is even worse. There are a lot of great things about the series, like representation for people of color and charmed opening up some review of discussion of current issues especially on a college campusbut charmed are still so many bad things, too.
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However, Sarah Jeffrey, the actress who plays the charmed sister Maggie, and [EXTENDANCHOR] Mantock, the review who plays the oldest charmed Macy, are not Latina. I have never review claimed to be Latina. Her Caribbean roots are Jamaican, to be charmed.