Ever since it was announced that the CW would be rebooting Charmed, longtime fans of the original series starring Shannen Doherty Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and later Rose McGowan expressed overwhelmingly negative opinions of the upcoming show. For starters, this new iteration had no involvement from the OG Halliwell sisters, something that irked both fans and the show's originals stars. Plus, the reboot was touted as a "feminist" update, something that didn't sit well with Combs (who's been pretty vocal about her feelings on the project) and fans who took that as yet another dig at the source material. So it's safe to say, things we not off to a great start for the new Power of Three.
The new series stars Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery as grieving sisters who meet their long-lost half-sister Madeleine Mantock following their mother's mysterious death and learn that they are witches. Sunday night's anticipated premiere gave naysayers and curious fans alike an opportunity to see for themselves what this new show was all about and as expected, they didn't hold back. While some expressed disappointment with major changes like getting rid of the Whitelighter's signature white orbs, others felt the show was off to a decent start.
Here's what Twitter had to say about the premiere:
#Charmed reboot was terrible. Actually liked the original quite a bit.— Thomas (@TexasHyde) October 15, 2018
I cannot see why they completely changed the origins of the charmed ones why not continue the story from where the original one left off with their children continuing the legacy nope not for me not hear for it 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽 #CWCharmed #Charmed #charmedreboot @cw_charmed— Jazmin Rubalcava (@sleepinthegrdn4) October 15, 2018
I feel like they should have found a way to tie in the original characters to explain the new ones. Melinda Warren is still seen as the start of them in the book of shadows but it's like Piper, page and pheobe never existed. Maybe they'll explore that in a future episode.#Charmed— Jamila allen (@Jamilaallen3) October 15, 2018
THIS. SHOW. WOULD. BE. BETTER. IF. THEY. NEVER. ATTACHED. #CHARMED. TO. THEIR. SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!— Katrina (@AVeryKattyBitch) October 15, 2018
I'm not convinced about #charmed it feels like they're trying too hard idk— meri (@mmerialexandra) October 15, 2018
Ok I tried to watch #CharmedReboot but this show is a MF joke and its sucks really bad . Y'all all should have never done a Reboot the original #Charmed is touchable .This #charmedreboot y'all trying to pull off is garbage— IDGAF PEYTON IS A RACIST BITCH (@killysquad17) October 15, 2018
.@TheCW should hang their heads in embarrassment. Top 5 worst reboots of all time. Bad. Just unbelievably bad. Pretty sure @HBO @GameOfThrones can probably sue over cloning 'The White Walker' too. @cw_charmed is a fail. Well and truly. #Charmed— Ethan Hunter (@theasset) October 15, 2018
Not everyone was up-in-arms over the reboot, however, and many expressed their excitement about this new iteration of the beloved series.
Btw...the #Charmed reboot wasn't as bad as i thought that it was going to be. It's just not the same. I have to separate this from the original.— Ashley McLean (@A_JamIsMe) October 15, 2018
Who else watched the Charmed Reboot? Very excited my favorite show is back w diversity (ethnic & LGBT protagonists) loved the special effects and small differences from the original. Can't wait to see more! #charmed #charmedreboot— Luis M. Bustamante (@LuisMBustamante) October 15, 2018
Congrats on the #Charmed Pilot to @sarahmjeffery3 @Melonie_Diaz and especially to @missmads! You are the witches I need in my life now. Can't wait to see you next week too! @rupert_evans @SerDariusBlain You guys better keep up! ;) https://t.co/J23qyXQj2H— Timothy S. Brannan (@timsbrannan) October 15, 2018
What did you think of the first episode? Let us know!
Charmed airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.
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