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: 138

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

In the premiere, sisters Mel and Maggie struggle following the tragic death of their mother, and face a huge shock when they learn they have an older sister, Macy. 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.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

After getting a message from the spirit board to not trust Harry, the sisters are conflicted and ultimately concoct a plan to see if he is telling the truth. Desperate to believe the person warning them is trying to protect them, they end up going against their better judgement. Harry soon realizes that the sisters are up to no good and tries to help before it's too late. Meanwhile, Mel and Macy struggle with who's the real big sister and Maggie is caught in the middle.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

The sisters are put through witch lessons with the instruction of Harry, so they are able to properly practice their magic. However, when Macy learns of a mysterious death in her lab from Galvin, she and her sisters devise a plan to suss out the demon. Then, Mel uses her magic irresponsibly, leaving Harry no choice but to constrain her, which creates tension between them. Meanwhile, Maggie continues to struggle at balancing her two worlds, her sorority one and her witch one.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

While waiting for The Elders to arrive, the sisters' patience grows thin as they keep a watchful eye on their new charge; Charity arrives and gives specific instructions on how to handle the situation; Mel does not agree with the solution.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

Mel is worried about Niko's safety, so Mel and Harry come up with a plan to protect her, but Mel will need her sisters' help. Maggie notices that Macy is upset about her situation with Galvin, so she offers to do some recon with her, but they discover that things might not be exactly what they seem. Meanwhile, Maggie's sorority sister Lucy turns to her for some help, but Maggie struggles with telling her the truth because it could jeopardize her sorority future.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

With Maggie trying to make up with Lucy, she realizes that there is a new Kappa member she isn't familiar with and enlists Mel's help to find out what is going on. Macy is concerned about what she saw on Galvin and invites herself to his birthday party to investigate. Meanwhile, Macy is told a cryptic message about her past that she decides to share with her sisters, but her sisters have a secret from her.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2018

After some unusual seismic activity, Harry informs the sisters that Hilltowne is a portal to hell. With that said, the sisters must band together to fight off a shadowy demon that is trying to obtain a collection of powerful magical artifacts. Meanwhile, Macy is given an exciting opportunity at work which comes with unexpected complications. Lastly, Maggie has a conflict of conscience over her relationship with Parker.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

While on the hunt for Jada, Mel scours The Book of Shadows as Harry and Charity cross reference them to find any clues that might lead them to this new demon. They discover that there is a Changeling Demon on the loose that puts one of the sisters in danger. Maggie signs up for a job helping to market a new dating app; Macy decides to go outside her comfort zone after a little encouragement from Maggie; and Mel is given a task by The Elders that she was not expecting.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

Mel turns to Harry for guidance after learning information about the magical world that leaves her questioning everything she knows. Galvin shows up to see Macy and she is determined to not let fate get in the way of their potential relationship. Meanwhile, Maggie tries to keep her mom's Christmas traditions going and is excited for Parker to be a part of it.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2019

The sisters turn to the Elders for advice about Harry. Mel, fed up with the Elders' rules, turns to Jada for help without telling her sisters. With a plan in place, they must face an unexpected threat which leads Maggie to find a strength she didn't know she had. Meanwhile, Galvin shares some shocking news with Macy that will change everything.

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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.

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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

  • Oct 17, 2020
    They jump in too fast and the acting isnt that good. The story line seems to be chaotic. I got through 2 episode and thought the show was bad.🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮. I'd rather watch the old charmed over this!
  • Sep 29, 2020
    I loved the original series but also love THIS version just as much! Finally a show with Latina heroines! #representationmatters
  • Sep 23, 2020
    What a joke! I couldnt even get through the first episode is was so crappy. Nothing in this series is realistic, the demons look so stupid. The original series atleast made everything look real and it was filmed in 1998 COME ON! With all the technology these days how could they have forked this up so royally. The actors are so bad it hurts to watch. GET RID!
  • Aug 13, 2020
    Just aweful version. Too tolerent.
  • Aug 04, 2020
    Without ties to the original and a strange obsession with sororities the remake is skipable at best.
  • Aug 04, 2020
    The CW's reboot of The WB's Charmed, which originally aired on The WB from 1998-2006 has not only remained a staple of TNT's morning lineup since the network required the off network rights to the series in May of 2001 and was the second-most-binged watched series on Netflix, is a reboot in name only. The original series was and is a success because it is a series about three sisters who happen to be witches not three witches who happen to be sisters. The rating continue to decline week after week and it's either been dropped by international markets or they never even bothered airing it. The CW has ordered a third season which is mind boggling considering how poorly it's performed and how poor it's critical reception has been. It will most likely be renewed for a fourth and final season so that it will be eligible for syndication but I doubt any network or streaming service will air it in syndication. The CW messed up by not giving the fans of the original what they wanted and still want, a continuation of the original series with the original cast, who have all agreed to reprise their roles. I think once The CW cancels this abomination Netflix will give the fans what they so desperately want.
  • Jul 28, 2020
    I love this version of Charmed.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    A real disappointment.
  • Jul 13, 2020
    The plot is really annoying. I prefer the old Charmed series
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Horrible, no mention of the OG Charmed, lacks depth and one actress is particularly irritating. If you are going to do a reboot of a long lasting beloved TV show, pay some homage.

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