Re-Boots Are Not Always Bad
From being a little kid I have always been attracted to shows featuring sci fi, fantasy or magic.
My first memory of magical shows was reruns of ghost TV show Topper which was first broadcast back in 1953. From there I graduated to Bewitched, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and I Dream of Jeannie.
Skip ahead a few decades and I became a rabid fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and naturally Charmed.
I have no problem with re-boots. Even the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz was the third re-boot with two other films having come before.
- The Wizard of Oz (1925 film), an American silent film directed by Larry Semon
- The Wizard of Oz (1933 film), a Canadian animated short directed by Ted Eshbaugh
- The Wizard of Oz (1939 film), an American MGM film starring Judy Garland
So a re-boot of Charmed is a complement to the popularity and strength of the original.
The Current Charmed
I am resisting dumping all over this Charmed re-boot. That is simply not fair. But I will say the show is swimming in political correctness. It is as if the twenty something writers could not wait to inject the show into every possible liberal issue.
The basic story line of the three witch sisters and their Whitelighter is there. How this plays out I am not sure.
What must be remembered is the original show avoided the current politics of the time helping to make the show timeless. The writers of the new show have dived into the swirl PC Bullshit with both feet.
- The sisters are kind of, sort of darker in skin. They are members of some unidentifiable minority while moving around in a world of white characters.
- One sister, naturally, is a lesbian.
- Males are automatically attacked as abusers and rapists.
- There is a sexual harassment rally where women wear pussy hats.
- Trump is briefly trashed.
- A near total lack of sex appeal. The original series dripped sex and hot women. The new series sisters are cute but rather bland.
You get the idea. The youngish writers can't stop thinking about politics to the point they are in danger of alienating non-Leftist viewers.
But perhaps mature heads will take charge and move the series along on the eternal contest of good vs evil. I will hang in there for a while and see where the show is going.
Rated 6 out of 10. Maybe Too Soon To Judge
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