Sabrina, the Teenage Witch : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 1996
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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  • Summary: When Sabrina Spellman is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, on her 16th birthday, that she is a witch, she is loath to believe them. Having been sent to live with them in Massachusetts by her warlock father and mortal mother, Sabrina learns the tricks of magic in order to receive herWhen Sabrina Spellman is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, on her 16th birthday, that she is a witch, she is loath to believe them. Having been sent to live with them in Massachusetts by her warlock father and mortal mother, Sabrina learns the tricks of magic in order to receive her witch's license. Along the way, she gets into many scrapes while figuring out how certain spells work. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  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. 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]
  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. 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]
  5. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    May 31, 2015
    60
    For a show about witches, Sabrina could use more tricks. The star's mother, Paula Hart, serves as an executive producer, yet Sabrina often looks less like a labor of love than run-of-the-mill kids' show. [27 Sept 1996, p.E1]
  6. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    May 31, 2015
    50
    Sabrina isn't designed to appeal to adults, and isn't likely to do so. But if you're looking for family entertainment to watch with your kids, you should be able to sit through Sabrina fairly easily - as long as you don't mind some things that are patently ridiculous. [27 Sept 1996, p.28]
  7. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Renee Graham
    May 31, 2015
    30
    This could be a nifty cross between "Heathers" and "The Craft." But the actors, especially Rhea and Broderick, never get loose and funky with their characters, and it makes the show listless and predictable. [27 Sept 1996, p.D18]

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