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Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a part of my childhood, and a brilliant part while it lasted. I literally couldn't wait to get home from school on days I knew it would be aired on TV. Later, when I got access to Nickeloodeon, I absolutely loved when they did their back to back episode weekends! The show centres around Sabrina Spellman, a girl who, thanks to run ins with the 'teen queen' at school, ends up a bit of a social misfit. She lives with her 2 aunts in an amazing house.... the problem is, weird things keep coming out of the towel closet. It is actually a gateway to the Other Realm, her 2 aunts are actually witches, Salem the cat is actually a witch in a cat's body, and life is a bit weirder than that of the average teen! My favourite character is probably Salem, now that I've mentioned him. His one-liners, quick quips and general sarcasm used to have me in stitches - and my mum too, who would be pretending not to watch somewhere in the background! I also loved watching what new disaster Sabrina would get herself into wth each new episode - I was especially interested in how she would get out of it! Because of this, it makes the show pretty educational in places as there is always some sort of difficult choice or consequence the teen faces, with her aunts morally supporting her along the way. I have since discovered, after years of hoping, that Sabrina the Teenage Witch is available on dvd, and I bought all the seasons I liked best. The reason I didn't buy ALL the seasons? Once Sabrina leaves high school and goes to college, there are new characters which I liked less than her odd aunts. Salem is still in it, but not as much and there's a different feel to the whole thing. I cheated though and watched the last couple of episodes online, just to see how her story ends... For die-hard fans of the high school years, you won't be disappointed!
Sabrina The Teenage Witch is an american tv show which is no longer made but was excellent while it lasted. Its all about Melissa Joan Hart who plays Sabrina. She's a teenage witch who is half mortal. She lives in the human world with her two Aunts, who are also witches, and Salem an ex-witch who was turned into a cat as a punishment for trying to take over the world. He talks and is the best thing about the show, some of his one liners are hysterical. Each episode has a lesson that sabrina learns which makes this show educational for kids. Sabrina learns not to be greedy or selfish in one episode where she literally becomes spoiled rotten (and starts to rot from the feet upwards!) or the one where she actually turns green with envy. sabrina is a very positive person as no matter what happens she doesnt let things get to her. She struggles with being a witch and trying to appear normal, her nemeisis at school LIbby who is a bully, Harvey her boyfriend and all sorts of magical mishaps! Theres a lot of comedy in the show and this makes it really watchable. Even though the show is designed to be aimed at kids i like watching it and even repeats which shows how good the show is. Overall I would certainly recommend this programme if you have youngsters who will need entertaining or if you come across it when channel surfing and are about to switch over- keep it on and give this funny eneteratining show a chance!
Sabrina the teenage witch started in 1996 and ended in 2003 after 7 seasons. It was shown on Nickelodeon. Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) found out she was a witch on her 16th birthday while living with her 2 aunts, Hilda (Caronline Rhea) and Zelda (Beth Broderick), along with their cat Salem (Nick Bakay). As Hilda and Zelda are Sabrina's guardians they have to tell her how to use her magic properly but something always seems to go wrong which has resulted in the most popular girl in school being turned into a pineapple and 2 of the guys she likes having to partake in a kind of death match for her. Sabrina freaks out a little bit at all the new things she learns, especially the fact that Salem, the cat, can talk. Hilda and Zelda have to look after Salem after he got turned into a cat after trying to take over the world. Salem tries to help Sabrina but he normally has ulterior motives and ends up getting her into some sort of trouble. Sabrina's main love interest is Harvey Kinkle (Nate Richert) and she often ends up putting lots of spells on him to cover for her wierd actions. The problem with that is that mortals have a spell limit. Harvey eventually finds out that Sabrina is a witch and has to come to terms with it. Thorughout the years we follow Sabrina and her friends as she goes through High School, College and eventually gets a job as a journalist. Like any young woman, she has lots of problems which we get to go through with her. Sabrina also had a lot of cameo appearances by some really big stars like Britney Spears, Penn and Teller, N Sync and Debbie Harry. As well as the tv series, 3 films were made and was eventually made into an animated series. I dont really think any of the films were any good though, it would have been a lot better if they fit more with the tv show somewhere but apart from Sabrina, all of the characters are totally random. This was one of my favourite shows as a kid and i still love it now. It's extremely silly but thats what makes it so good. The main characters work really well together and have great chemisty. The only thing i didnt really like about the show was the relationship between Sabrina and Harvey. It just didnt feel very real to me and although i was happy she ended up with him at the end of the show, it wasnt very believable as he had been away for so long. Salem was probably my favourite character but from most people who i know who have watched this really liked him too. He always had some witty one liners and i dont think the show would have been any where near as good without him. Im glad the show ended when it did because after 6 years it was starting to get a little boring and not much was new anymore. I think any more seasons would have totally killed the show for a lot of its fans. Its a good job the writers introduced new characters all of the time otherwise i think i would have got bored with it sooner.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch is one of those programmes that my youngest daughter used to watch some twelve years ago and now I find myself watching it again with my granddaughters', and the fact that this programme has stood the test of time is testament to how good it is. Melissa Joan Hart plays Sabrina, she's a witch trying to fit in with the non-magical society at large while still keeping hold of her magical powers. She lives with her two Aunts, also witches, and Salem their talking pet cat who I believe is a human magician who has been turned into a cat as a punishment. Sabrina The Teenage Witch is a comedy mainly for pre-teenage kids but I find it has a certain appeal for adults too and also younger children will probably appreciate the slapstick visual humour which is actually very funny. Each episode consists of a self contained story, although I do notice references to other episodes coming through sometimes. There are several characters who come up in a few of the episodes although the only major character apart from Sabrina and her Aunts is Harvey, a human with no magical powers who goes to school with Sabrina. I think Harvey is fantastic, he gets into so many scrapes through Sabrina's lack of magical ability that I find it hard to believe that he isn't aware that she's a witch! It's funny watching a mad plan hatch in Sabrina's mind as although she is a competent witch for her age she'll always think she can handle situations herself rather than asking her more knowledgeable Aunts for their help. The messes she finds herself in are original, well thought out and very, very funny. You'll see strange, but hysterical, things if you watch this programme such as Sabrina turning green when she activates an Envy Spell and even her face appearing in a blender (thankfully turned off!) when she feels spied upon before her graduation! I like all the actors in Sabrina The Teenage Witch and think they were all well chosen as they gel nicely together and the comedy seems to bounce nicely back and forth between the characters. Melissa Joan Hart gives Sabrina a quirkiness which makes you want her to overcome the obstacles she comes across, she puts me in mind of Hilary Duff when she was younger as she has that cheeky 'ooops' expression down perfectly when she causes yet more chaos! The Aunts, Hilda and Zelda, are great. Played by Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick respectively they are both excellent comedy characters, Hilda is a flirty and quite dizzy character who often indulges in rather selfish spells only sometimes comes unstuck and then the professional and infinitely more sensible Zelda has to come to the rescue. Salem the cat is fantastic. He looks like such a sweet little moggy yet is mischevious and bad tempered at times, he is often the 'cat'alyst (sorry!) for the mishaps that Sabrina faces and even though he has some affection for the young witch he cannot help but make her life difficult through either well meant, but bad, advice or plain and simple malice (albeit good natured malice!). Overall I would certainly recommend this programme if you have youngsters who will need entertaining over the coming holiday. The girls' love it and I remember my daughter's male friends used to enjoy watching it when they came to our house too. There's nothing to dislike really, it's inoffensive kids' comedy which is genuinely funny for everyone. Currently to be seen on the various Nick channels and I believe there are also DVD's of the series available as well as spin off books for your teenager to enjoy.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a very popular kids' drama series that aired originally in the US before flying over the pond to the UK and becoming a success, making a teenage star out of its lead actress, the teenage Melissa Joan Hart. The show featured Hart as Sabrina, a girl just like any other, apart from the fact that she was a witch. She lived with her two aunts, Zelda and Hilda, also witches, and tried to live the life of a regular US girl, going to school, enjoying shopping, having crushes on boys, etc. The only problem was that she kept getting herself into tricky situations by thinking that using her magic would help. Invariably, it would cause more problems than it would solve, and Sabrina would come close to being found out as a witch, or getting into trouble at school or with her aunts. Harvey was the other main character, and he and Sabrina had a 'will they won't they?' scenario for the duration of the show. The star of the show in the comedy stakes, though, was undoubtedly the black cat that lived in the house with Sabrina and her aunts, Salem. He stole the show in terms of comedy with his one-liners. A well trained 'acting' cat indeed! Sabrina was a highly popular show, particularly for teenage girls, its intended viewing target. I found it to be well made, and although I couldn't relate to it so much due tobeing male, I still watched it every now and then for the entertainment value. A thumbs up from me, and worth a watch if they show reruns.
I started watching Sabrina a good few years back, when it was at its height of popularity. I honestly thought maybe I too would become a witch at 16 but that never did happen. This show is definatly not just for kids but adults will love it too and if I had to choose the best ever episode it would be the last....never have I cried so much at an episode, admittedly everyone wanted Harvey and Sabrina to end up together but I did not expect her to leave her own wedding to be with him but hey, anything can happen on TV. There around seven series and I have seen them all and I love the high school series becasue they truly are teenage fun at its overall best...episodes can still be seen on Nickelodeon, if you are lucky but buy the DVDs insted.
Sabrina the teenage witch is sadly enough one of my favourite shows. Don’t ask me why. Ok maybe its because I like the comedy and its especially for teenage girls. I know it’s aimed at the younger market but I like it too! THE STORY~~ The show is about Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) and her two Aunts Hilda and Zelda. She finds out she is a witch and has to deal with a lot of strange things including the talking cat Salem. To make things worse she lives in an old Victorian house, which makes people think she’s even weirder. Ever more strange is her linen closet. It’s a door to the other realm where other witches live. Sabrina Spellman moved in with her aunts Hilda (Caroline Rhea) and Zelda (Beth Broderick) after her mother went on an archaeological dig in Peru and her father was in another country and unable to look after her. So her aunts would be her legal guardians from now on. On her 17th birthday her strange aunts tell her that she is a witch. She doesn’t really believe them until her father tells her. The reason they cannot look after her is cause her father is trapped in a book and she cannot look at her mother or her mother will turn into a ball of wax. Her mother is a mortal and her father is a witch making Sabrina half mortal and half witch. SERIES ONE~~ In series one Sabrina meets a new friend called Jenny who is her friend for a year. She also meets Harvey (Nate Richert) the object of her affection. She also gets picked on by the evil cheerleader Libby Chessler (Jenna Leigh Green) who also has a thing for Harvey. The first series saw Sabrina getting used to her new powers and meeting new people in a new town and school. SERIES TWO~~ The next series shows Sabrina with a new friend Valerie (Lindsey Sloane). She is also dating Harvey and is a little more used to being a witch. She has to get her witches license, and will be quizzed on and off by h er quizmaster Albert. Getting her witches license means she’ll have more power with her magic. SERIES THREE~~ In the third series Sabrina is still friends with Valerie and much more serious with Harvey. Sabrina has got her Witches license but if she wants to use it she has to solve the family secret. She’ll get clues from different family members and she’ll have to put them together to work it out. SERIES FOUR~~ In the fourth series Valerie leaves, and Sabrina is a little bit lonely as Harvey has a new best friend Brad and Sabrina has no one. Until she finds out she has to be a mentor for a new student arriving in West Bridge. She has to help the new girl Dreama get her witches license. Since Dreama is from the other realm she doesn’t know how to control her magic so that’s tough for Sabrina. Also tough for Sabrina is the fact that Brad happens to be a witch hunter so she has to be careful when she uses her powers. She also gets a new job at a coffee house and has a crush on her boss Josh. SERIES FIVE~~ The latest series shows Sabrina finally going to college. Harvey finally found out Sabrina was a witch and dumped her. She is quite hurt about that but still has her good-looking boss Josh to console her. She also moves out of her Aunts house and into a college house with three other people. First there’s her roommate Roxie who’s very hard on Sabrina. Then there’s Morgan the stuck up guide. And last but not least Miles. The weird guy who’s into anything scientific and supernatural. Sabrina’s aunts also want to stay in touch with her so her aunt Zelda becomes a teacher at her university and her other aunt Hilda buys the coffee house she works in. THE CAST~~ Melissa Joan Hart - Sabrina Spellman Caroline Rhea – Hilda Spellman Beth Broderick – Zelda Spellman Nick Bakay – Voice of Salem the cat Nate Riche rt – Harvey Kinkle Jenna Leigh Green – Libby Chessler Michelle Beaudoin – Jenny Kelly Lindsay Sloane – Valerie Birckhead China Shavers – Dreama Martin Mull – Principle Willard Craft David Lascher - Josh Elisa Donavan - Morgan Cavanaugh Soleil Moon Frye – Roxie King Trevor Lissauer – Miles Goodman THE CHARACTERS~~ Sabrina Spellman – Oh this girl has wonderful hair and fashion sense. God this girl is always up to date with the trends and I always find myself trying to get her latest haircut. Sabrina is down to earth and not classed as a geek or a popular, she’s in between or in a group of her own. She dated Harvey for ages until he finds out she’s a witch and dumps her. Hilda Spellman – She is the fun auntie of Sabrina. She is after a man and is probably the comedian of the Spellman household. She is funny and quite an interesting character. She used to be a musician before opening up a clock shop then buying a coffee house in which Sabrina works. She dated Sabrina’s Principle for a while. Zelda Spellman – Zelda is a scientist and is probably the strict aunt. She is very different to her loose and funny sister and believes in rules and morals. She began to date Sabrina’s principle after Hilda had finished with him. Salem Saberhagen – Even though he is only a cat he makes me laugh so much. The little robot Kitty is voiced by Nick Bakay and is the only man of the house. He wanted world domination but was sentenced to 100 years as a cat. He is probably the funniest character cause he just seems to get himself into to trouble, oh and he loves to eat. Harvey Kinkle – Harvey is such a sweet character and he really cared for Sabrina. I can’t believe he left the show he was the only decent eye candy (for a girl anyway). He dated Sabrina for ages and was a really sw eet character. Libby Chessler – The evil cheerleader Sabrina does not get on with. She calls Sabrina a freak and believes cheerleaders are the coolest. She even sucks up to the vice principal that Sabrina does not get on with. For a while she even tried to steal Harvey away from her. She is also the most popular girl in school. Jenny Kelly – She was in the first series and was quiet but had very strong beliefs. She hated the fact that Libby teased her, and she almost got turned into a grasshopper whilst staying over at Sabrina’s house. Valerie Birckhead – She was the new girl in the second series and Sabrina befriended her. She always seems confused and she pretty much finds it difficult to get a date. She is dying to be a popular and get on with Libby. One day she finally becomes a cheerleader, which was her dream. She then left to live with her parents when they moved and hasn’t been back since. Dreama – She is a witch who has to move to West Bridge because Sabrina is going to be her mentor and try and help her get her witches license. Dreama has a bit of a problem when it comes to controlling her magic. Principal Willard Craft – This guy is such a boring character but has dated both Hilda and Zelda. He hates Sabrina and knows something is up with her. She seems strange to him so he keeps and eye on her and is extra tough on her. He also loves the cheerleaders. Josh – Sabrina met Josh in the coffee house that he worked in and ever since then he has had a major crush on her. Sabrina felt the same way to but when she got dumped by Harvey she didn’t want to date him but she soon realised she did but he was already dating Sabrina’s housemate Morgan. Josh works with Sabrina at the coffee house. Morgan Cavanaugh – Morgan is meant to be the mature guide living with Sabrina but all she is interested in is dating guys and wearing cool clothes. S he doesn’t seem to be much help and doesn’t know where anything is in the college she attends. She is dating Josh but seems a bit too domineering. Roxie King – She is Sabrina’s roommate who at first refused to let her in. she is very hard on Sabrina and is a tough chick who now works on the college paper with Sabrina. Miles Goodman – Miles is a weirdo. He is into anything scientific and loves aliens and UFO’s. He wont let anyone in his room because he is a very secretive person. OVERALL~~ Sabrina also has to deal with school, bullying and boyfriends along with other teenage stuff. It is a very popular teen show and most teenage girls I know love it. A lot of celebrities come on the show too, such as Britney Spears, *N-Sync, Shelley Long, Backstreet boys and loads more. Most guests appeal to the teenage audience. I was gutted when Nate Richert (Harvey) left because he was so sweet, much better than the other guy in Sabrina’s life. I enjoy watching the show and it is very popular. It’s a fun show with good comedy and I would recommend it to teenage girls. (`*·.¸(`*·.¸¸.·*')¸.·*')® «°'¨`·.°BabyGirl°.·'¨`°» (°¸∆.·''(¸.·'''·.¸)`' ·.∆¸°)
Mellissa Joan Hart plays the magical Sabrina the only teenage witch in america, and boy is she great! THE STORY Sabrina is a teenage witch that has alot to learn about witchcraft. To help her understand she has two aunts, one called Helda and the other called Zelda. She also has a quizmaster. The quizmaster quizes her regually. But be a witch might seem like a wish come true for most but for sabrina its harder than it looks. The whole point of the series is for Sabrina to solve the family secret. Aswell as being a witch she also leads a normal teenager life. She has a boyfriend, Harvey and many, many friends. But she also has an arch rival, Libby. Libby makes the show work as she is always hot on sabrina's tail. Sabrina's life is a hectic one! It's on Nickolodean every day @ 6:00pm. Dont miss it! THE ADDICTIVNESS Sabrina The Teenage Witch is a very addictive show and once you've seen it once you'll want to watch it over and over again. THE FREQUENCY Sabrina is on every day @ 5 on nickolodeon and is on most weekends and all through september it is sabrina sunday. THE CHARACTERS SABRINA - Sabrina is played by the lovely Mellisa Joan Hart and is very well played. The low down on Sabrina is in the story section. ZELDA - Zelda is the brains of the outfit! She is a science boffin and is a witch expert! Zelda is the real parent and Sabrina gets most of her teachings from her. Hilda - Hilda is the party animal od the outfit!! she is the wild one! THE CONCLUSION Sabrina, Hilda, and Zelda are an unmissable combination so if you have sky the watch Sabrina everyday!
When I first watched this program I thought it was stupid. But when I actually watched it properly I couldn’t stop laughing. Its Brilliant. Now about to start its 5th Series Sabrina The Teenage Witch has been a huge hit both in England and in America where it is Made. Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart, also the star of the sit-com Clarissa Explains it all) is a normal teenager. Until on her 16th Birthday she gains her magical powers and becomes a witch. She lives with her two aunts Hilda and Zelda. They are both brilliant characters with in themselves. Hilda is the fun loving care free aunt that everyone would love to have as their own while Zelda is the more grown up and responsible of the two. Put together they are just MAGICAL. She also has a pet cat (who talks) called Salem. He used to be a witch but when he tried to take over the world he was turned into a cat as a punishment. Sabrina goes to school at West Bridge High with her friends (who varies from time to time). She also has a boyfriend called Harvey. Sabrina is not very popular at school. She is hated by the most popular girl in the school Libby and even by her vice principle Mr Kraft. Now life as a witch sounds fun does it not. But there are rules. Sabrina’s magic is tested frequently by her quizmaster until she gets her witches license, (which she gets in series 4). If you abuse your magic you get summoned to the Witches Counsel. This is a court, which assess your punishment. So don’t think that being a witch is all fun. So what makes this program so good because at the moment it seems complicated? Well it’s a comedy. Things go wrong that you can’t help but laugh at or feel sorry for. Sabrina is a witch in training. Her spells normal go terribly wrong. Or they go terribly right. She is a witch with attitude and you don’t want to be in her bad books (or magic books). You may not be intrigued. You may think this sounds s till and unbelievable. Well that’s the joy of the program. Its not meant to be taken seriously. I would rank this aside with the classic magical comedy Bewitched or I dream of Genie. If you want to take a closer look then tune in to ITV every week day (in school terms) at 4.45 or Nickelodeon every weekday in September at 5 (It’s Sabrina September). Nick is also playing a Sabrina film every Thursday, which are well worth a look from the two I have seen (Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sabrina goes to Rome). Hope I’ve convinced you to watch. Sara
Meet Sabrina Spellman - she's not your typical teenager because she just happens to be a witch! When the teenage traumas of school, boys and homework get a bit too much, Sabrina can brighten things up with a bit of magic! But being a magic maker is not all lotions and potions - as Sabrina's two aunts Hilda and Zelda keep telling her everyday. And taking advantage of your powers can land you in BIG trouble. Just ask the Spellman's pesky pet Salem, who got turned into a cat after trying to take over the world! (Don’t ask!) However, there's certainly never a dull moment in Sabrina's life as she tangles with giant babies, mad pirates and even a pop star or two, and always staying one step ahead of Principal Kraft who would love to kick her out of school!
Sabrina Spellman is a typical American teenager. At least she was until she was told on her 16th birthday that her father is a warlock. Half witch herself, Sabrina 9played brilliantly by Melissa Joan Hart) is sent off to Boston to live with her 2 witch aunts Hilda & Zelda. The aunts have to teach her how to use her magic that she has inherited and guide her on her way to gaining her witch's lisence. Sharing the house with the 3 spellbinding females is Salem Saberhagan, a warlock in a cat's body. He was sentanced to 100 years as a cat for plotting to take over the mortal world. Salem still has dominant tendancies, often leaving the girls to sort out the messes he gets himself into. He is also impossibly greedy, always thinking about his next meal! As Sabrina learns to control her magic, her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle and her best friend Valerie often find themselves on the reeiving end of her wayward spells. They never uncover her secret though, thanks to a seemingly unlimited supply of brain-washing potion! Libby is Sabrina's nemesis, always tring to steal Harvey from her and determined to find out why Sabrina is so 'weird'. The show is full of laughs and adventures. There is never a dull moment. I've watched this show for nearly 5 years. At first I only suffered it for my daughter's sake, but I now look forward to seeing it myself. It is screened every evening on Nickeloeon at around 5pm. I've enjoyed watching the development of Sabrina's character. She has her magic fairly well under control now, but in the past she's turned Libby onto a goat and a pineapple, to name but 2. She has bought herself an other realm car which talks and won't sleep anywhere other than her bedroom. She has thrown halloween parties that should have been disasters because of talking furniture and real monsters, but her mortal friends thought that they were just awsome halloween tricks. S abrina The Teenage Witch is great viewing for the whole family, an ideal way of spending an hour on a wet day.
The TV series Sabrina the teenage witch has been on TV for the past few years non stop and is probably aimed at teenagers mainly. However I have watched it sometimes and my 8 year old niece is a big fan. The main character is Sabrina Spellman played by Melissa Joan Hart. Sabrina is half a witch and she lives with her 2 aunts - Hilda and Zelda who are also witches. Sabrina goes to school and does normal things with her friends. None of the friends are witches and I don't think they know Sabrina is a witch. Also Sabrina's boyfriend Harvey has no idea about the situation. There is also a talking cat called Salem. I think he used to be a leader in a past life and he done wrong, so he got turned into a cat. I would say this show would be mainly for teenagers up to 16 I think, but if this is on and nothing else is then I have been known to watch it as it is quite good. It is american and can be a comedy most of the time. It is on Sky digital often on channel 604. The times vary occasionally, but is on around 16:00 - 17:00. A lot of the times Sky has a Sabrina weekend where they show most of the episodes non stop and back to back all weekend. I think in that case I would probably get bored of it. I like it now and again, but there could be too much of it. It is also on CITV sometimes and it is usually on about 16:30.
I enjoy watching Sabrina and her family and the antics they get up to. This is good, clean harmless family viewing and there is always a good story to each episode. Sabrina lives with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, and they are witches. Grandma is also a witch but she only 'appears' on the odd ocassion. She has lots of very odd male aquaintances including an actor and a sea captain. My favourite was where Sabrina had to take tests to become a fully fledged witch and she had to learn the family secret. We never got to know what that was but she suceeded. The star of this show has to be Salem, the black cat. He too has magical powers as he was once a warlock who was turned into a cat for 100 years as a punishment for trying to take over the world. The comments he makes are hilarious. I don't think that the programme would be as funny without him. That cat is so sarcastic! Sabrina who is only half witch, on her father's side, is well played by Melissa Joan Hart. She seems to fit into the role very easily. Her onscreen boyfriend is called Harvey. He is always getting involved in her spells but he isn't supposed to know about magic because he is mortal so she keeps giving him potions to remove his memory. The programme is shown on ITV at 4.30 on a Tuesday and Sky Digital at various times. It's really aimed at older teenagers but is suitable for the whole family.
Witches or Vampires??? By Steven Hill The ongoing fad of teen tv shows streaming into the uk from America is at best tolerable but I mean why do these shows try to make out they are anything more than silly polite shows that take up 45 minutes of some silly teenage boy who dreams about sleeping with the main character or girls who wish they had the ?cool? attitude of the main character. To take two examples ?Sabrina the teenage witch? a perfectly nice show which aims at an audience of 10-16 year olds and the jokes in it are obviously good ones as it is a successful show on children?s TV, however you have a show like ?Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Which could by it?s title be mistaken for an exact copy with different names and creatures, however this is not the case as Buffy is aimed at the older generation of maybe 15-18 with the odd bored 25 year old watching it. This to me is the perfect opportunity to apply some good effects some realistic dialogue and the odd creepy monster but they fall flat on their face with a pre watershed start time they cannot use bad language or make the content too scary which to me defeats the purpose of being a show about vampires and other horrible terrifying monsters. I mean if it was to go for an adult audience and show more adult content it would certainly be a much more satisfying show however as it is the only thing it seems to achieve is younger audience being disappointed that it doesn?t contain many silly little stories that are funny like Sabrina and the older audience seeing it as an unrealistic and rather pointless show. The Main benefits of having shows like this seem to be that if you ever have a desire to waste 45 minutes of your life or would like to be frustrated by stupid characters that are clones of the main characters then Buffy?s your show. If however you would like to watch a show that is nothing more than the silly humour it was intended to be then watch Sabrina. I however, like myself, you ever feel l ike seeing some quality horror then rent out one of the evil dead movies or one of the many halloween series.
Dispite being 21 years old, one of my favourite shows on television is 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. It shows on Nickelodian every weekday from 5 to 6pm and also on weekend mornings. It it also shown regularly on both CITV, and Ant & Dec on Saturday mornings. It is about an American high school student who, on her 16th birthday, finds out that she is half witch on her father's side. Sabrina, played by Melissa Joan Hart, struggles to come to terms with this new life style thrust upon her. She goes to live with her 2 witch aunts Hilda & Zelda in Boston. The house is also occupied by a black cat named Salem Saberhagen, a warlock who was sentanced to 100 years as a cat as punishment for trying to take over the mortal world. Salem is hilarious, always eating and coming out with sarcastic wise cracks. Sabrina steadily grows more comfortable with her status as a witch, and learns how to use her powers. She has a boyfriend called Harvey, who is a football fan and is desperate to get onto the schools first team. He is constantly being caught up in Sabrina's magic, but because no-one mortal is allowed to know about her magic, he is always being given potions to remove his memory. He is therefor, usually walking around in a state of confusion. Sabrina's best friend is Valery. She too is new to Boston and is deperately insecure and longs to be popular. However, the top popular girl is Libby Chessler, a spoilt rich kid who hates Sabrina with a vengence, and is always trying to steal Harvey away from her. Over the years, Libby has been turned into a vast array of things from a pineapple to a goat to a jigsaw! Sabrina has a 'quiz-master' who is forever appearing to give her spot tests on her magic. She needs to pass these tests to get her witches licence. Sabrina's aunts do their best to guide her wisely. Zelda is the stable influence. She has a passion for science and longs to i nvent something to help the world. Hilary, though, is a scatter brained party girl, who is worshiped by Sabrina's somewhat odd school vise-presedent Willard Craft. Sabrina keeps me in stitches with her constantly getting herself into outragious situations. The script-writers have had her zooming over town on her vacume, baking bread on the lonesome prairie and shrunk to doll size and held captive by her evil niece in a doll's house! I never get tired of watching these shows. I have never watched an episode that I haven't enjoyed. The acting is great, as are the special effects. If this is a kids show, I hope I never grow up!