Charmed: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

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Critics Consensus

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.

71%

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Critic Ratings: 31

43%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 46
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 7, 1998
2
Air date: Oct 14, 1998
3
Air date: Oct 21, 1998
4
Air date: Oct 28, 1998
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 11, 1998
7
Air date: Nov 18, 1998
8
Air date: Nov 25, 1998
9
Air date: Dec 16, 1998
10
Air date: Jan 13, 1999
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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
Ellen Tamaki
as Nico
Sarah Jeffery
as Madison Vera
Rupert Evans
as Harry Cosgrove
Shannen Doherty
as Prue Halliwell
Brian Krause
as Leo Wyatt
Holly Marie Combs
as Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano
as Phoebe Halliwell
Dorian Gregory
as Darryl Morris
Neil Roberts
as Rex Buckland
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
Chris Flanders
as Chef Moore
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
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 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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Charmed: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    As a teenager of the 2000's display means everything. I've never been so into a fantasy show like this one since wizards of waverly place. This show brings all aspects of modern day TV such as Charmed reboot 2018. It brings love, power, and everlasting what's going to happen next feelings that can't be contained. It's a must see tv show.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    The flow is too fast and they change the direction of the plot frequently in every episode. It is such a bad habit by the writers, if you miss the last 2 minutes of any episode, you just missed a huge chunk of the storyline for the next episode. Coupled with poor acting, this show does not need a second season.
  • Jul 08, 2019
    The show came across as sexist and racist. The first series was much better.
  • Jul 05, 2019
    The show story telling was pretty ok, the biggest issues I have with the show are the poor acting that sometimes comes through and the fact that they are pushing down our throats LGBT and racial justice that is not "natural" and always makes the scene feel a bit off
  • Jun 27, 2019
    I think everyone is surprised this show was renewed past season 1. I am even more surprised this got 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Another show bent on cramming liberal politics down everyone's throats. Complete garbage
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Was expecting this to be awful given all the fan outrage about the whole thing, and admittedly, the pilot was clunky. But by the second-third episode it really came into it's own. First, I'll admit that some of the obvious feminist one-liners were pretty lazy and unnecessary as the show effortlessly oozes feminism on it's own merits. As the season progresses, they pretty much disappear from the script though. Second, the outrage surrounding this reboot is hugely overblown. Let's not pretend the original series was some form of high art rather than the magical soap opera it was. Certainly it was fun, but the "how DARE they" attitude toward a reboot that shuffles the deck a little bit seems silly. These shows are escapist fun. Nothing more. And frankly, if you liked the first, you will like this if you approach it with an open mind. Somewhere about episode six, I came to the conclusion that this was better than the original actually, with a solid primary story arc and really only one true filler episode which in its own goofy way was fun. The sisters spend much of the season coming together and their re-examination of the extablished magical hierarchy sets up what should be a very entertaining season two. I give it a 4/5. Something you will definitely binge a little bit if you give it a chance. And something that has the potential to get even better.
  • Jun 22, 2019
    I have never seen the original Charmed show, and I am very glad for that. Although this is a reboot, comparing the new one to the old one does not seem fair. I was impressed with the girl power and sisterhood aspects of this show, and I cannot wait for season two. One other review on here commented on how they only watched the first episode and it "sucked". You cannot rate a whole season on one episode, and the pilot is usually the worst episode by far. This first season of Charmed introduced us to a great and strong sisterhood, developed the characters and introduced the audience into the world. Season two should be more exciting now that the world building is done. Cannot for season two!
  • Jun 19, 2019
    I couldn't even get past the 1st episode. ABSOLUTE trash. Didn't do the original justice.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Absolutely the best show on tv and on Netflix rn this reboot has done justice for me an original Charmed fan ive watched since 2001 and i cant wait to keep watch this new reboot in 2018 and in 2019. I will be watching on Netflix for sure 5 stars this is so good great weiters

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