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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Anonymous 3678

Who's watching?
Let's talk about the new show and how it compares to the sitcom.

Anonymous 3679

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I've only watched ep 1 so far, but I watched the old show growing up and rewatched it a few years ago.

So far I really like what they did with the characters and the visuals.
I've seen some criticisms that it's too SJW, and after watching the trailer, I agreed, but now I didn't think so. In Episode 1, Sabrina's friend at school is bullied for being androgynous and football players attack her demanding to see her breasts. That sounds like typical bullying to me, and founding a feminist club at her school in this context isn't that extreme other than being a bit shoehorned in, but it's also a device to start off the whole rift between Sabrina's mortal life and her witch life as she tries to reconcile both the club and her dark baptism on the same day.

I think a lot of people who call the new Sabrina SJW and unlikeable are wearing nostalgia goggles. Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina was such a brat to me. She had two really cool aunts who loved the hell out of her, was beautiful, always had a bestie, her boyfriend was the most dreamy guy in school, and she had magical powers that came with just a bare minimum set of rules - but she always tried to cheat the system without ever facing any consequences. She didn't even have to choose between the mortal world and her magical powers like the new Sabrina. I know it was a comedy, but watching Sabrina have it all and then try to take more got old fast over the course of the series. Up to the finale when she left her fiance at the altar to run away with Harvey because a talisman told her he was her real soulmate, so it wasn't even her own decision. I prefer a more strong-willed Sabrina over that tbh.

I don't mind the lack of talking cat either. Go ahead, stone me.

I'm basically writing all this down because I've been disallowed to binge until my friend comes over. Please rant with me.

Anonymous 3685

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i miss talking cat tbh. salem was one of my favorite characters because i also have a cute and sassy black cat.

i just finished watching the first episode and i can kind of see why people think the new Sabrina is a bit OTT.
like the thing with the football team is literally
>i think i know who did it and you should take my word for it even though the victim did not name the perpetrators
>you should pull the entire football team in and interrogate them and expect the perpetrators to admit their guilt

like it's good to stand up for your friends but the way they wrote this script honestly makes me feel more sympathetic towards the principle than it does towards her.

Anonymous 3686

I'm watching it tonight, didn't want to start without my boyfriend. We watch Riverdale together and I'm excited to see how they crossover. I've read the comic too so I know a little about what to expect. I think people comparing it to the 90s comedy are really annoying. To be honest, I think that's the fault of a lot of media outlets that advertised it as a "Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reboot!" instead of it's own separate piece of media. I know that people are just going to compare it to the other series now which is really disappointing.

Anonymous 3687

>>3685
>like it's good to stand up for your friends but the way they wrote this script honestly makes me feel more sympathetic towards the principle than it does towards her.

Oh yeah, the writing is awful. But in the context of a 16yo seeking vengeance for her bullied friend, I get the whole outrage.

Anonymous 3689

Okay I couldn't finish the first episode because it's just SJW propaganda with no plot. I expected it to be about witchcraft and feminism but instead it's about trans people and how white people are bad, apparently. No thanks.

Anonymous 3690

>>3689
why aren't they allowed to touch those social issues? the show already established that it is very topical

Anonymous 3691

>>3689
There was no mention of trans, her friend Suzie is just a girl with short hair who is bullied for being a tomboy, not exactly a new concept. The white patriarchy line was OTT though.

Anonymous 3692

>I think a lot of people who call the new Sabrina SJW and unlikeable are wearing nostalgia goggles.
Are you even serious? Androgynous friend bullied by football players, criticism of "white patriarchy", references to feminism and the open promotion of black panthers and calling the black male warlock/mage "a witch" being just the obvious and -on the nose- parts; you are actually implying people are making this up? This is garbage propaganda even for people who try not to be oversensitive to this kind of thing.

Anonymous 3693

>>3692
My point was the comparison of the shows, and that yes, new Sabrina is bratty and pretentious but the old Sabrina was too.

> Androgynous friend bullied by football players,

happened during my school years. Many times. Tomboyish girls weren't exactly revered. This is news how? Plus it mirrors the very first episode of the old show which also focused on a bully getting punished for their actions.

>references to feminism

the old show also had a feminist social activist (Roxie)

>calling the black male warlock/mage "a witch"

the old show did that all the time

In the end it's still written by the same people who did Riverdale, which is way worse about its buzzwords, so I don't know what you expected.

>criticism of "white patriarchy" / the open promotion of black panthers

Yeah that was cringy, no contesting that.

Anonymous 3698

>>3690
because it just feels like a cheap way to bait young and LGBT viewers.

>>3691
She's not a girl, anon. She's apparently "non binary". The actress who plays her is FTM trans, goes by "he/him" pronouns and calls herself "Lachlan". The part about the bullies lifting up her shirt was to check her gender, how did you miss that?

Anonymous 3700

>>3679
>Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina was such a brat to me. She had two really cool aunts who loved the hell out of her, was beautiful, always had a bestie, her boyfriend was the most dreamy guy in school, and she had magical powers that came with just a bare minimum set of rules - but she always tried to cheat the system without ever facing any consequences

Literally /ourgirl/

Anonymous 3703

No Salem? WTF. I was on the fence about watching it because I was huge into the original show. Now I don't feel like watching it at all…

Anonymous 3723

No Salem, no humour = not Sabrina.

Anonymous 3727

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>>3723
Salem is in the first episode, come on. If you expected it to be like the original show when it's based on an entirely different piece of media, you deserve to be disappointed.

Anonymous 3757

i finished the show yesterday, it actually gets better and better once you get into it! even though, yes, the feminism propaganda is a bit much, its easy to just ignore it and enjoy the rest. i personally love how they portrayed aspects of satanism/witchcraft for how they really are.
i recommend watching it if you enjoy other series like american horror story.



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