Sabrina, the Teenage Witch : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 1996
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Elaine Showalter
    Jun 26, 2013
    83
    Clever writing and the delightful Melissa Joan Hart... make this unlikely plot a high schooler's witch fulfillment.
  2. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    May 31, 2015
    80
    One of the nicest surprises and more amusing comedies of the new season.
  3. Newark Star-Ledger
    Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    May 31, 2015
    80
    Hart is a delight as Sabrina. She's warm, charming, always plays Sabrina as a vulnerable teen first, and a superpowerful witch second. The writing is very squarely aimed at younger viewers, but an occasional joke slips in just for the grown-ups. [27 Sept 1996, p.67]
  4. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    May 31, 2015
    80
    Hart's a real charmer, which bodes well. [27 Sept 1996, p.5D]
  5. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    May 31, 2015
    80
    This is adapted, loosely, from the Archie comic books, and it's played in a light, bright comic-book style that is at once winningly broad and smartly sly. [27 Sept 1996, p.1]
  6. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    May 31, 2015
    75
    Charming. [27 Sept 1996, p.47]
  7. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    May 31, 2015
    70
    Perfectly respectable family fare, yet not so perfectly respectable that it's drippy. [27 Sept 1996, p.D01]
  8. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Reviewed by: John Levesque
    May 31, 2015
    70
    In fleshing out a role that's based on the Archie Comics heroine, Hart herself is beguiling. [27 Sept 1996, p.34]
  9. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Freeman
    May 31, 2015
    63
    Think "Bewitched" for the '90s and Sabrina can be pleasant enough...But only if you buy the concept. [27 Sept 1996, p.E9]
  10. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Elaine Liner
    May 31, 2015
    63
    Young viewers disappointed at ABC's soggy sitcom version of the movie "Clueless" will find in Sabrina an appealingly fresh, funny show that delivers plenty of laughs. [27 Sept 1996, p.42]

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