Charmed: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

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Charmed's updates are as fun as they are surprisingly feminist -- and with a sharper focus, it could conjure up an even stronger show than the one that came before it.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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User Ratings: 82
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 14, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 21, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
4
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2018
7
Air date: Nov 25, 2018
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2018
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
10
Air date: Jan 20, 2019
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"Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation...or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident -- she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones...and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us...one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together... even if they have no idea what they're really up against.

Cast

Madeleine Mantock
as Macy Vaughn
Melonie Diaz
as Melanie "Mel" Vera
Sarah Jeffery
as Madison Vera
Ellen Tamaki
as Nico
Rupert Evans
as Harry Cosgrove
Shannen Doherty
as Prue Halliwell
Brian Krause
as Leo Wyatt
Holly Marie Combs
as Piper Halliwell
Neil Roberts
as Rex Buckland
Alyssa Milano
as Phoebe Halliwell
Dorian Gregory
as Darryl Morris
Leigh-Allyn Baker
as Hannah Webster
Terry W. King
as Andrew Trudeau
Michael Philip
as Stefan/Javna
John Cho
as Mark Chao
David Netter
as Max Franklin
Anthony John Denison
as Victor Halliwell
John Cho
as Mark Chao
Matt Schulze
as Dream Sorcerer
Billy Wirth
as Matthew Tate
Billy Wirth
as Matthew Tate
Neil Roberts
as Rex Buckland
Barbara Pilavin
as Older Brittany Reynolds
Brad Tatum
as Mickey
Steve Wilder
as Lucas Devane
Stacy Haiduk
as The Guardian
J. Robin Miller
as Skye Russell
Eddie Bowz
as Palmer
Cynthia King
as Brittany Reynolds
Robert Gossett
as Gordon Franklin
Joe Ho
as Tony Wong
Alex Mendoza
as Jack Manford
Barbara Stock
as Mrs. Spencer
Bradford Tatum
as Mickey Jackson
William McGuire
as Nick Corey
Cristine Rose
as Claire Pryce
Rebecca Balding
as Aunt Jackie
Craig Thomas
as Alex Pearson
Evan O'Meara
as Richard
Sherrie Rose
as Susan Trudeau
Todd Cattell
as Elliot Spencer
Terry Bozeman
as Arnold Halliwell
Chris Flanders
as Chef Moore
Marcy Shelton
as Father Williams
Richard Gilbert-Hill
as Dr. Oliver Mitchell
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Critic Reviews for Charmed Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

Charmed certainly has the potential to grow into the show it wants to be, but don't come into this new series looking for nuance or even that electrifying thrill of seeing women using undeniable power to make the world a better place.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Surely the new Charmed - which speaks to younger viewers in a language they'll appreciate while honoring the original's themes of sisterhood and female empowerment - can coexist peacefully with the old Charmed.

Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The supernatural elements of the plot seem borrowed from old episodes of Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The special effects are super-cheesy, not much better than an old episode of Bewitched.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

While the original Elders were kind of selfish and dumb, these new ones are flat-out malevolent. It's a great change, but it's also seriously messed up.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I loved every second of it. I soaked it up.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The new Charmed has set itself up as a feminist and progressive upgrade of the original, in ways both positive and problematic. The writers' room is extremely diverse, with a very clear feminist vision of the show.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It took some time to get here, but the Charmed Ones finally claimed their power. What an epic display of women power it was.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Charmed valiantly tussles with carving out its own contemporary identity and the show improves little by little with each episode.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Whether you hit puberty in the 90's or not, Charmed is a reboot that's worth giving a try on namesake alone.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I just wish creators would realise that people of colour, feminists and LGBT people are still just people, not caricatures of what we stand for that you can neatly squeeze into a box.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm curious to see how that same fierce feminism is presented in future episodes... If Charmed can integrate its political bent rather than just shouting out all the greatest catchphrases, it just might be a force to be reckoned with.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Diverse retooling of '90s cult-fave has real magic.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Charmed: Season 1

  • Nov 08, 2019
    Like a B movie ripoff of the original, without any of the charm that B movies typically bring with them.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    I know, this is supposed to be a campy show with magic and witches and stuff. But this show is so bad. None of their actions make sense. The witches are so dramatic. Maggie, the youngest, is the stupidest brat. The plot holes in this show are absolutely ridiculously. It is all over the place and with no direction.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    I'm a big fan of the original Charmed and I'm digging this reboot as well. It's not a replica of Charmed and I like that. I also like that there is less sexual objectification of the women in the new show; something I see as a slight improvement.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    The writing has its problems but as harmless entertainment it can be pretty fun. The characters grow on you despite character-writing, in general, needing improvement. What this show succeeds the most in is the "found family" aspect between the sisters and their Whitelighter, Harry. That's a strong throughline that the show smartly leans into, especially in the latter half of the season. Overall, this show is a perfectly watchable fun update to the old series. There are enough throwbacks here to fill the nostalgia quota but not enough to distract from the fact that this show has its own identity. This is not Charmed as it was before and that's a good thing. With a more objective viewpoint not colored by nostalgia for the old show, critics have the better pulse for this show's quality. Fans of the old show need to take a step back and judge this reboot on its own merits.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    It's ashamed how bad it's.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    It was extremely sexists. You could tell one of the characters straight up despised males by the story dialogue. The political agenda was pushed. You could tell by the fact they made one of the females lesbian. Which in the older charm wasn't. ( I didn't mind that because I am bisexual. ) However they made her extremely hateful towards men and she has a attitude. I couldn't over look that. It felt like i was watching a (new) feminist. Which i sincerely hate. Im what you call old school feminist. Over all it didnt have any humor and the story was better off left untouched. It was extremely degrading from the old show thats for sure. Ill be dropping it and finding something more entertaining.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    Worst show ive ever seen. Bad acting, bad special effects, bad storyline. No redeeming qualities to speak of. It should never have been made. Certainly doesn't warrent a second season.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    The new Charmed lacks the charm of the old Charmed. The new sisters just come across as unhappy, miserable and unlikeable particularly in comparison to the original. The reason the original series did well is because the characters were nice and you could empathize with them. They weren't just angry at the world and they certainly weren't victims unlike the characters here who seem to believe they are powerless to help themselves, at the mercy of everyone else (practically).
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Cheap trash. A flagrant cash grab by the network hoping to cash in on the Charmed name. This series is a very very poor imitation. It's not even an imitation, it's just bad. The writers should be ashamed including the cast and crew. The quality of the show is reflected in it's ratings which have plummeted weekly. Many agree the only reason this got a renewal is that The CW is contractually obliged to keep 2 CBS shows on the air at all times. This should have been cancelled from the pilot but then Mark Pedowitz doesn't concern himself with decent programming.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    If you like teenagers, political correctness, and no character development with the worst cgi ever. This could have been great... Its an insult to thee original.

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