“Riverdale” has been such a successful show for the CW network that the creator, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, decide to keep the ball rolling. His new show, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” just dropped in October on Netflix. In this reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” you get to see the Spellman family in a new light, or should I say darkness. In other words, if you’re expecting a comedy you are in for a surprise.
In the reboot, teen witch Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) is approaching her 16th birthday and on this day she must choose between being a witch or being a human. Her aunts Zelda (Miranda Otto) and Hilda (Lucy Davis), and cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) are trying to convince her to become a full witch. When she meets the high priest, Father Blackwell (Richard Coyle), he eases her doubts about becoming a full witch, but he doesn’t tell her everything she needs to know.
Compared to the old show, Sabrina got to have the best of both worlds–the freedom of being human and the power of being a witch. However, in this reboot you might not survive at all if you make the wrong choice. This reboot surpasses the old show with flying colors. Like “Riverdale,” out with the old, in with the new. This reboot is based solely on Satanism while the old version it was all puppies and kittens.
Throughout this reboot, Sabrina encounters bullies, demons, and even Satan himself. This makes her scared and want to fight back against losing her freedom. In the old show Sabrina had freedom for miles while the new Sabrina will lose all freedom and have to come at Satan’s call.
Having only one part of this show out right now is just plain wrong. They need to drop all four parts to please the audience. Watch “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix at any time. Each episode is about 50 minutes to an hour long. Trust me, when you do watch the first episode you’ll want to watch them all.
By Jameela Walker, Senior, Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
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