Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a Netflix series that presents a modernized vision of the adventures of the half-witch Sabrina (based on the comic book of the same title). It is a bit darker, a bit more daring than previous versions of Sabrina, and definitely more interesting 😉 I invite you to my summary of the first season!
Meet Sabrina Spellman
What I must praise this series for – is the acting that Kiernan Shipka showed me, playing the title character of Sabrina Spellman. If you are afraid of something like Twilight and an actress with one expression, I can reassure you right away – Kiernan serves us here with a whole range of emotions, from joy to tears and despair.
I didn’t love Roz, Susie, or Harvey right away
Just as I can praise the main character, it took me much longer to get to like her movie friends Roz, Susie, and Harvey. Even if later in the series they got much more interesting stories (in the second season, I followed their stories with curiosity), in the beginning, they just stand in the shadow of Sabrina. The daily life of Ambros Spellman or Sabrina’s aunts or those “three mean witches” is much more interesting to follow.
Better and worse ideas of the series
What I have to admit that episode was interesting in its way, although at the beginning they were rather smaller adventures, that was somehow put together in the first season – I was sitting and watching one by one, literally doing a Spellman marathon. What bothered me, however, was the inequality of this series. Once it is very dark and serious, like wit that cannibalistic holiday, and then somehow idyllic and with school and love drama of teenage Sabrina. Well… this is probably something I have to get used to this (I have a strong feeling that the whole series will be kept this way).
Sabrina and the visual setting of the series
I like it! Starting with the intro stylized as old horror films, through the decor of apartments and schools (old furniture, dark colors), to the world itself, where we still have some gloomy forests, night walks, and dimly lit rooms. Well, I just like the atmosphere in which they shot this series! What can I do… 😉
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 1 – a summary
The beginning of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina interested me enough that I watched the entire first season in one day, and I want more! So yes, it may not be the best series in the world, but a well-made main character, stunning visuals (gloomy town, dark & scary), and cool themes make this series worth watching.