Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Charmed

Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the world's most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as "The Charmed Ones" but known to everyone else as the Halliwells. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve over the course of their lives. The Charmed Ones live together in a manor and use their supernatural abilities to battle the warlocks, demons and other evil forces that populate San Francisco, California.

The show was the last in its generation of supernatural-themed shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Roswell, and has many times been noted for its mixing of multiple genres (from horror and fantasy to comedy and even soap), as well as continuing after a number of archetypal jump the shark moments, most famously the departure of one of the leading actresses at the end of season three.

But blah de blah. Most male fans watched the show because of the female dominated cast, whic included Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty (for a time), Rose McGowan (after Doherty), and towards the end of the show, Kaley Cuoco as main characters. The show seemed to get them in all kinds of silly frivolous situations, and generally showed little concern for realism or legitimacy. If you can catch it on syndication, its a decent way to pass the time.

TomC

1 comment:

jeebus said...

you couldn't tell me!!!!!