Chilled out

For those of us of a certain age, Sabrina Spellman has always been Melissa Joan Hart’s incessantly perky and upbeat version from the 1990s TV show “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”.

So… enthusiastic

However, the new Netflix series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is based on the recent (2014 to present) “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” comic by Archie Horror (part of Archie Comics), which is a remake and much darker take on the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” comic from the 1960s.

I started the series thinking that it might be one Miss 14 and I could watch together. It’s not. This new Sabrina is definitely not the old Sabrina.

Times have changed

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” follows sixteen year old Sabrina as she tries to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten herself, her friends, her family and the town she lives in. It’s dark, bloody and macabre with a collection of nasty characters trying to do horrible things, including devil worship and murder—and that’s just by the good guys!

Luckily, the show is a little tongue-in-cheek and totally aware how camp and fun it is. I really liked it. Kiernan Shipka is great as Sabrina and Michelle Gomez is over-the-top amazing as Madam Satan.

However, be aware it is rated 16+ on Netflix and deserves it.

In a good way.

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About Nathan Rogers

I write science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults, but my first publications are fun children’s fantasy adventures called A Song for Old Nel and The Island. I live in New Zealand with my lovely wife, our two feisty kids, a deranged border collie, and a cat. The cat thinks that she is in charge. She is probably right.
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