The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


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The Netflix official poster for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a Netflix original show.

While stuck inside, you may want to start to watch a new show. I would suggest “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” to anyone who wishes it was Halloween all the time. The best way to describe this show would be if American Horror and Riverdale had a baby.

The first season of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” began to stream on Netflix on Oct. 26, 2018, and there are more seasons to come. The supernatural horror series is based on the comic book series with the same name.

In the first season, Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) tries to find a way she can keep her mortal friends in her life, while also starting her life as a witch. Sabrina is raised by her two aunts, Zelda (Miranda Otto) and Hilda (Lucy Davis), Zelda being a more traditional witch, who wants Sabrina to give up her mortal life completely.

Throughout the season, Sabrina opposes many of the covens traditions that don’t feel morally right to her. She is not considered a very traditional witch, which many of the other members of the coven do not like.

Something I really loved about “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” was the intro. Something as small as a good opening can really tie a show together. The intro uses a lot of the comic book elements and is aesthetically pleasing while it also maintains some of the edge the show offers.

Another part of the show I loved was the style and wardrobe of the characters. Each character is costumed in a way that reflects their personality. The outfits in the show also go with the setting especially well. These elements of the show make it feel almost like you’ve been there before.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has a lot of diversity that other shows do not. Many shows may have one token minority character, while “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has much more diversity.

My one critique of the show would be the dialogue. Some of the conversations made me wonder if the writers of the show actually know how teenagers talk. I believe the acting is good, but when paired with a mediocre script, it can be hard to enjoy at times.