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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been one of the most successful Netflix shows of 2018, and for good reason.

The show is a darker take on one of our old 1990s faves, Sabrina the Teenage Witch; a coming of age story about a seemingly normal adolescent girl with a horror-themed secret.

Netflix' take on the series has expanded the layers of witchcraft, introducing the occult, bloodlust and evil forces inherent in the human world. Sounds like our kind of vibe, doesn't it?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kiernan Shipka totally cast her spell on the audience as Sabrina Spellman, and our new internet boyfriend Chance Perdomo had quite an effect as her cousin, Ambrose.

When we left Sabrina at the end of part one, she was forced to make her decision regarding the border between the human world and the world of witchcraft, with powerful results.

We already knew that season two was in the works, as ordered the series as a two-part deal. Thank the Gods for that.

Luckily for us, we don't have to wait long for season two to hit our screens, the trailer has been released and our gal Sabrina is most-definitely dark witch material.

Sporting her new icy blonde hair and cheeky grin, she's undoubtedly up to mischief. 

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 airs on April 5th on Netflix. Get ready, witches.

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Welcome to Riverdale’s neighbouring Greendale, where “it always feels like Halloween.”

The new Netflix reboot based on the Archie Comics original has already received hugely positive reviews, and now it's our turn to investigate. 

From the opening theme with it's rich, horror-soaked animation paired with eerie music, Sabrina adopts the alluring fantasy of the supernatural and brings it into 2018.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men fame steps into the role of a sweet-looking girl with a wicked secret. We’re hooked already, tbh.

The modern-day teen drama is perfect for the time. Sabrina Spellman is a seriously empowered, political gal who we can easily see protesting on the streets looking glam AF, with Harvey on her arm.

On her 16th birthday, Sabrina will have to choose “between two worlds: the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends.”

The main gal herself is ordered to choose between the mortal world and the world of Satan, but it is only a deceitful imposter of a choice, in reality she has no control over what is going on around her.

Forces around her are trying to pull her a million ways, and the secret is simmering throughout the opening episodes in regards to why exactly she is being lied to about her heritage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her ‘Dark Baptism’ (what even?) is the night where her life-changing decision must be made, and it’s quite a scene.

Sabrina, whose father was a powerful Satanic priest (the Salem equivalent of your dad being on the Supreme Court) and whose mother was a mortal, is expected to pledge allegiance to the Dark Lord, Lucifer himself, and renounce her human ties.

In return, she gets unfathomable power—but only in return for total and unquestionable loyalty.

Naturally, Sabrina doesn’t want to leave her friends and boyfriend behind, which is the consequence of choosing to serve the devil. So far, so relatable.

Harvey is adorbs to be fair; Disney Channel doesn’t seem suitable for child actor Ross Lynch in this context. He’s a slightly minor character in the initial few episodes, with the main draw obviously being Sabrina and her struggle surrounding her Sweet Sixteen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The show paints a far more macabre, historically accurate picture of witchcraft, which has long been associated with sexual deviance and the corruptible power of women.

First of all – I LOVE that she refuses to be bullied into making a choice – women are often cornered into sacrificing parts of who they are, but this gal is having NONE of it.

Her character is also more complex than her initial impression conveys- there are undoubtedly dark parts to her light aura. She is far too casual when discussing hexing her principal, for example. The spider scene which accompanies this hex is traumatic as a total arachnophobe, but I'll forgive them for it. Eventually.

I wasn't expecting to be genuinely spooked by some of the content, but it made it even more enjoyable. Think of it like a dramatic teenage female Harry Potter: an orphan with a colossal weight on her shoulders, an animal sidekick and some MAD sorcery skills.

Plenty of freaky stuff starts happening from the get go: she takes a bite of a malum malus—an evil apple, and has a vision of witches hanging from a tree.

She is told she must sign the Book of the Beast in the woods with her own blood. She gets a blood curse. The list goes on, really. The darkness and absurdity create a kind of gruesome and macabre humour, which grows as the episodes progress.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The audience becomes pretty desensitised to the weirdness, after all we have seen some pretty ridiculous stories from other YA series (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight etc).

I was part of the generation that watched the 1990's Sabrina until the BITTER END. The bitter end being, of course, her wedding to long-time on and off boyfriend, Harvey.

The show ran from 1996 until 2003, and was far more comedic and slapstick than the current endeavour. Screwball humour, a hilarious witty cat named Salem and a leading lady who was far more relatable than other female characters on TV.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kiernan Shipka, who plays the protagonist, said, “It’s nothing like the ‘90s sassy, mean Salem at all. That’s its own thing that we’re not going to try to compete with or be in the slightest because you can’t live up to that in any way. This is more of a subtle sort of nod, I would say, to the old show.”

She's dead right, the new show is 100% not trying to imitate any of its predecessors, and this works in its favour. Loyalists of the Melissa Joan Hart edition will be fairly baffled at the lack of humour, and disappointed about Salem the wisecracking kitty being MUTE. 

I'll be honest, this devastated me. Salem was hilarious, the original was voiced by Nick Bakay and he's still iconic for his sassiness. The modern day Salem might well speak in future, the show's creator hasn't ruled it out.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The main positive of creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacaso's take on the show is the relevance to modern day and age of Me Too.

At Baxter High School, Sabrina stands up to bullies and founds a women’s intersectional cultural and creative association (WICCA) to provide students with support.

Her BFF Susie is gender non-conforming and suffers for it, and her STUH-NING cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) is pansexual. He is such an aesthetically pleasing man, here's his Instagram for you all to creep on if you don't believe me.

He could win Most Beautiful Mortician of All Time any day, but who can say if this is a hotly contested competition.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As a witch participating in various ceremonies, Sabrina publicly objects to the controlling behaviour of Satan himself. She's braver than us…

She’s of the social media generation, woke AF would be the phrase that immediately comes to mind. She's super savvy, and sniffs out injustices in her own world and in the supernatural.

We love a gal who questions authority. Witches historically have been used to fit the zeitgeist of the time, and the current political climate is part of the reason why the show could be taking off.

The notion of what would happen if women had supernatural power has terrified communities around the world since the 13th century.

The show has already been confirmed for a season two, before season one had even aired.

One down-side of Sabrina for me is the over-the-top theatricality in some parts, but we can’t deny it’s entertainment value.

The orgy scenes, for example, were a bit much considering Sabrina Spellman is sixteen and has an adorable boyfriend, but we get what they were going for.

Maybe they’re trying to embody the wilderness and confusion of adolescence, or maybe they’re just in the mood for some seriously sinister teenage drama. Who can tell?

What no one can deny about the Archie Comics reboots is that teenage angst is taken totally seriously; the adolescent frustrations, anxieties, passions and friendships are all explored and given a platform.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of Riverdale fame has his roots showing in this context. Riverdale had a plot in season one and has now just completely gone off in bizarre tangents, hopefully Sabrina doesn't end up going down this route.

Melissa Joan Hart herself has given the Netflix effort her stamp of approval.

One thing's for sure: you won’t be bored, and you’ll definitely appreciate the fun she has with her wicked skills.

It's highly-enjoyable television that made me want to join a coven and curse the entire patriarchy. Well, even more so than I did before…

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Oh, it's a spooky one.

The ultimate teenage witch is back – only this time the trailer portrays her as one bad b*itch – and we are LIVING for it.

In the new teaser, we are treated to a chilling Happy Birthday rendition.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Netflix has revamped Sabrina from the Archie Comics, and the 90s sitcom, but gave it one dark makeover.

Say your farewells to Melissa Joan Hart's version of the character as Kiernan Shipka takes centre stage as Spellman for this horror-filled, witchcraft series.

If you're a Sabrina fan, you're in luck – Netflix is running at least two seasons of the new show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. 

And if the trailer has you wondering if this series has similar feels to Riverdale, you're not wrong.

The brain behind the high-school drama has been drawn-in for the revamp. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The series is based on the teenager eagerly awaiting her the 16th year of life, but before she can really celebrate, something wicked comes her way.

Our gal will have to choose between good and evil.

It's due to land in October, just in time for Halloween.

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Netflix has confirmed the release date for upcoming series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The Riverdale spin-off is set for release on October 26, just in time for the spookiest time of year- Halloween.

The first season of the thrilling show will feature ten episodes.

The spellbinding series will follow the life of young with Sabrina as she grapples with her newly discovered powers.

The dark coming-of-age tale will see Sabrina adapt to life as half-human and half-witch.

The new series will be a lot darker than the original show. It has taken major inspiration from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics rather than the original TV show.

Kiernan Shipka has been confirmed to play Sabrina, with Wonder Woman star Lucy Davis set to star as Aunt Hilda.

Taking on the role as Sabrina’s aunt Zelda is Homeland actress Miranda Otto.

However, the beloved aunts will be extremely different to the Helda and Zelda we know and love.
According to Variety, Zelda Spellman will be a stern and strict aunt to Sabrina. She believes that there is no greater honour than serving the Dark Lord.

Zelda is extremely protective of her young niece being described as the most disciplined member of the family.

Former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch will star as Harvey Kinkle, who has been described as, “the prince charming of this dark fairy tale.”

Netflix has ordered two seasons of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

We cannot wait to tune into the spooky series.

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We're SO ready for the reboot of Sabrina (the aptly dubbed Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) to scare our socks off.

The first look at the series is surprisingly sweet, though. 

Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa gave us a glimpse at a tender moment between Harvey (Ross Lynch) and Sabrina herself (Kiernan Shipka).

Kiernan is absolutely spellbinding in her outfit. The look is just so classic, from her candy apple red coat to the simple black headband.

We have to say though… doesn't this seem awfully wholesome for the supposedly dark retelling of Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

The former Mad Men actress has said of the new Netflix series: 'It’s going to be really dark and really cool, and have this very like macabre take on everything. I’m really pumped to be a witch. Who wouldn’t be?'

When it comes to Sabrina's fellow witches, her aunt Zelda will be played by Homeland actress Miranda Otto.

However, the beloved aunts will be extremely different to the Helda and Zelda we know and love.

According to Variety, Zelda Spellman will be a stern and strict aunt to Sabrina. She believes that there is no greater honour than serving the Dark Lord.

Zelda is extremely protective of her young niece being described as the most disciplined member of the family.

The entire series may be darker and spookier than the original, but we cannot wait to tune in when it eventually airs on Netflix.

No air date has been confirmed for the untitled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adaptation, but Netflix has ordered two seasons of the bewitching show already.

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We are beyond excited about the Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot. The spellbinding series was one of our favourite shows back in the 90s.

The new series will be a lot darker than the original show. Taking big inspiration from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics.

The series has cast their Sabrina with Kieran Shipka being confirmed to play Sabrina, and Wonder Woman star Lucy Davis set to star as Aunt Hilda.

Taking on the role of Sabrina’s aunt Zelda is Homeland actress Miranda Otto.

One popular Disney Channel star has been cast as the one and only Harvey Kinkle.

Deadline Hollywood has shared that Ross Lynch has joined the cast. He will play “the prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”

The dark coming-of-age tale will follow Sabrina as she adapts to life as half-human and half-witch.

Ross Lynch will take over from Nate Richert, who played Harvey in the original 90s series. The actor has big shoes to fill as Harvey won the hearts of millions.

Netflix has ordered two seasons of the untitled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adaptation, but they have yet to confirm an air date.

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In the continued trend of rebooting beloved classics, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is next in line.

And while yes, we would love more sassy comments from Salem, we do have to wonder what the original star of the ABC sitcom thinks of the new programme, which will be a darker retelling of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics.

Entertainment Weekly asked Melissa Joan Hart, who played Sabrina on the iconic show, for her thoughts on the new adaptation.

'Indifferent, really,' the mum-of-three replied simply.

Her apathy doesn't mean she wouldn't make a cameo on the show, which is helmed by Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti.

'Never say never, but it would depend on the character they wrote,' the 41-year-old said of appearing on the Untitled Sabrina Project.

'I just don’t know where I would fit in,' she said honestly. 'I would definitely take a look at the material if they sent it along.'

And while the Drive Me Crazy actress has moved on to different projects (she's directing an episode of The Goldbergs this month), she commends the new show's different direction.

'People kept asking for it, and they were already doing Riverdale, so I guess it made sense,' Melissa said of the remake, which will star Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka.

'I think they’re doing it in a smart way — change it up, don’t make it the same,' she noted.

The reboot will be more of a dark coming-of-age story focusing on Sabrina grappling with her identity as a half-witch, half-mortal.

'If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.'

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The ’90s were such as simple decade. While technology may have made our lives a little easier, there are still some very annoying things we have to deal with now that we didn’t way back when.

1. #whatdoesthisevenmean

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Hashtags are possibly the most annoying thing to come from smart phones.

2. But first, let me take six selfies

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Actually, THIS is the most annoying thing to come from a smart phone!

3. Sorry, can’t talk. On my phone.

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People on phones at the cash register have to be the worse people in the world. So. Rude.

4. You have been tagged in seventy photos

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That Sunday morning feeling… *shudder*

5. Lov3 Yewww So Much Hunni xoxo

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Facebook relationships are the worst relationships.

6. Lost in translation

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Text fights are so easily caused because the tone of the message can be lost. Just make a phone call and avoid that long-lasting family fight.

7. Reality television

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Okay, so it may be brain dead and we wish it was never invented, but damn it’s addictive.

8. Lack of bacon and cabbage

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Bring back the classics! Enough of this nouveau-food crap!

9. RIP light up runners

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We would totally still wear these.

10. Rejection central

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It was so much easier to take rejection back in the ’90s, obviously they weren’t able to get through because the phone was engaged.

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