Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Review S1 – 3

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a Netflix supernatural horror television Series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The show is based on the Archie comic, Sabrina the teenage witch. It premiered on the 26th of October 2018, it currently has 3 seasons and the fourth and final season will be released on the 31st of December 2020. The show focus on the life of Sabrina, played by Kiernan Shipka, and the Journey of her transition to be a witch.

I have heard about the show for a while now but was never motivated to watch it. During the quarantine I decided to binge the entire 3 seasons, because why not. The show has some very good CGI, remarkable characters, awesome actors and it stayed true to the source materials.

As we all know the show is targeted at a younger audience as was the comics. This in mind I would have loved to see the writers push the boundaries of a show for younger audience and introduce some complex story lines. In my opinion some of the scenes were to predictable for my liken; an instance of this was when Sabrina was killed, what really surprised me was that I didn’t even flinch when it happened because other minor characters with upcoming story lines were killed and Sabrina was killed in the same episode,  I just knew some kind of mass restriction would occur. Although I have to give them credit for some amazing writing introducing Theo as transgender added more depth more so the actor that plays his character, Lachlan Watson, is trans. The show had some very amazing CGI and some really creepy scenes. The makeup was also really good as the actors transformation looked so realistic. Hilda’s transformation was spot on, the dark lord and also other supernatural characters had amazing CGI and makeup.

The show had a lot, and I mean a lot of blasphemous lines. For me this was cringe and not needed sometimes, I get the need for it in a show like that but it could have been toned down a little. Also because of the targeted audience I didn’t expect it to be that much for a different show with a different audience it could have been overlooked.

I also really loved the character Ambrose, played by Chance Perdomo. Chance’s acting was superb and his character also had an amazing storyline; I feel his character could get a successful spinoff show. Ambrose was just that character that every show has, that is loved by the fans even thought it is not a main character. Personally I would have loved to see him in more hand-to-hand combat fight scenes but his knowledge and amazing spell casting makes up for it.

The show is really good and it is one I recommend. I will give it a score of 7 / 10. The writer did a really good job and stuck to theme of the comics; I can’t really say much about that because I only briefly read the comics when I was younger but other reviews online say it was true to the comics. If you enjoyed the comics you will enjoy this adaption. Amazing work by Kiernan Shipka who plays Sabrina; Ross Lynch who plays Harvey; Chance Perdomo who plays Ambrose; Jedidiah Goodacre who plays Dorian and Lachlan Watson who plays Theo. I really look forward to the fourth season.


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