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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 26, 2018
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  • Summary: Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) juggles life as a sophomore at Baxter High and as a witch with her Aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) in this darker coming-of-age series based on the comic book series of the same name.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 15, 2018
    100
    There are a lot of surprising things about Sabrina, the fall’s first truly binge-worthy new show. It’s a delight and an obsession, and the scariest thing about it is just how good it is.
  2. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Oct 15, 2018
    83
    Aguirre-Sacasa applies a light touch all around, building up the bigger themes without sacrificing character-driven moments--and without giving into the excessive twists that threw Riverdale off course in its sophomore season.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 21, 2018
    80
    The star is Kiernan Shipka, Sally from “Mad Men,” and she brings an appealingly sincere touch as she mixes phrases such as “dark baptism” into her teen lexicon. Her aunts, played by Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis, are kooky excellence. The show, “Riverdale”-adjacent, also has a great retro look with vestiges of foggy, pulpy horror.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Oct 31, 2018
    80
    Sabrina is also possessed by the spirit of Kevin Williamson’s script for Wes Craven’s “Scream”: there’s a giddy cleverness in how it shouts out its own tropes and knowing riffs, in the service of minting a Faustian coming-of-age tale in which the retro atmosphere mingles with progressive gender politics.
  5. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Oct 17, 2018
    70
    For as interesting as some of the coven material is, it’s easy--and a little frustrating--to imagine the show “Sabrina” could’ve been if it had embraced the Academy. Many of the scenes that click fully into place involve some combination of Academy students, lore, and protocol that make it feel like such a promising, pitch-black “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” heir that it’s disappointing when the series pulls away. The good news is that once the show pushes past its initial throat clearing, is alluring and compelling enough to discourage looking away.
  6. Reviewed by: Kevin Fallon
    Oct 26, 2018
    70
    The early run of episodes seems unsure where it fits between the winking, sardonic tone of Scream Queens or American Horror Story: Coven and the soapiness and melodrama of Riverdale. (And, like too many streaming series, episodes could be half as long and the narrative could move twice as fast.) But fear not. A creative light bulb seems to turn on as the season hits its final stretch. If only an actual one would turn on, too.
  7. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Oct 26, 2018
    50
    It’s trying to be the moody, teen-tastic interpretation of it. As Sabrina keeps using dark magic in situations she probably should not, Shipka’s bright professionalism wards off any real tension.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 99
  2. Negative: 51 out of 99
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    A fresh, addictive and dark new take on a classic. I really enjoyed it, also considering how it is way more on a good track than riverdale. IA fresh, addictive and dark new take on a classic. I really enjoyed it, also considering how it is way more on a good track than riverdale. I really hope it will stick around for a while.
    Sabrina is an A for me
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  2. Jan 6, 2019
    10
    Without a doubt this is not the bubblegum pop version of the comic books but an over the top dark and sinister version. While not withoutWithout a doubt this is not the bubblegum pop version of the comic books but an over the top dark and sinister version. While not without flaws, Season 1 overall was unique and offered a fresh take on Sabrina. The pluses definitely outweigh the minuses making this a must see for any comic book fan. Young star Kiernan Shipka is excellent in the title role and the supporting cast is equally good. Can’t wait for season 2! Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2018
    8
    An spectacular remake from Sabrina. With a lot of dark instruments that have support in Satanism, a precious thing for witches. With a teenAn spectacular remake from Sabrina. With a lot of dark instruments that have support in Satanism, a precious thing for witches. With a teen touch from Riverdale, this series is build with a good base of dialogues, acting, and cinematography! Some borring componnents with personages that are out of context, end unexploreds. So ... Anxious for the second season! Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2018
    3
    I hate to admit it but I couldn't get past the ridiculous amount of SJW DOGMA that litters this show to such an extent that I wound upI hate to admit it but I couldn't get past the ridiculous amount of SJW DOGMA that litters this show to such an extent that I wound up switching to Castlevania to get a dose of adult story telling. This is one of the very few shows that I couldn't stomach enough to get through the whole thing and I for one usually ignore reviews that state that they haven't seen the whole series. It's for that reason that I gave it a 3 rather than a 1 or a 0. Let me be clear, this is absolutely terrible garbage. I'm eventually going to force myself to watch through it if not only to add credibility to this review but also as an exercise to count how many SJW soundbites and manipulations that INFEST this garbage. I already had a bad taste in my mouth for the abomination that is called Riverdale and now we have the latest Basterdization of yet another character from our beloved Archie comic book series.
    It's probably very telling how it's a strange mix of SJW PROPAGANDA and Meaningless gore and violence injected seemingly out of random in order to announce to the audience that the two go hand in hand. I was hoping for something that had a story line that was well told with a genuine attempt at real intrigue, suspense and horror but instead, seems more interested in using the genre as a back drop for sending reinforcing messages to our brain washed youth.

    I would refrain from calling it feminism or feminist because REAL FEMINISM isn't the brain dead, irrational, violent, hatred that Social Justice Weirdos' spew out on a daily basis.
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  5. Nov 1, 2018
    1
    I thought this was very disappointing. The biggest problem it has is that the central character Sabrina is just so charmless that it's reallyI thought this was very disappointing. The biggest problem it has is that the central character Sabrina is just so charmless that it's really very difficult to get invested in what she's up to. The only characters which had slight promise to be entertaining was Michelle Gomez (I'm a big fan of hers) and perhaps Lucy Davis. The rest was just overblown, slightly nauseating teen melodrama with zero charm. I'm normally a fan of teen dramas, but not this one. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2019
    0
    I looked Sabrina, LMFAO, I scream from Netflix cuckold's serial. It was necessary to fuскing so destroy a valid idea. I’m writing everything II looked Sabrina, LMFAO, I scream from Netflix cuckold's serial. It was necessary to fuскing so destroy a valid idea. I’m writing everything I met in the series (for you to understand that SJW’s propaganda takes place 50% of the time of the series instead of the plot, where Sabrina explains how different racists, chauvinists and sexists should live, but during this time the carnival goes on and you’re fuскing wondering why they give shіт in each episode.
    1. Racism, well, fuск it, is like the main theme of the series.
    2. In the very first series, Sabrina creates an intersex squad of feminists with a negro girlfriend to protect her tranny girlfriend. (I'm serious, they even talked about the white patriarchy).
    3. Sabrina has a black cousin, yes. And also he is gay and constantly fuскs a guy.
    4. The girl's without gender (Sabrina's friend) uncle turns out to be a hosiery's cocksucker, and her great-grandmother is also a tranny. (With such a concentration of SJW, LOL, I cried so much that I choked on tea).
    5. The main villain here is a white man. And in the first episode, the whole rage of the devil, a couple of characters explains concisely and simply "he's a male."
    6. There is a mine in the city, where real male-miners work fuскing hard. Why am I yelling even more, because Sabrina’s girlfriends sit in an intersexfemo squad and fight for "the right books in the library", and her boyfriend fuскs up with other guys in the mine. (she's just a bітсh, kek).
    7. There is a completely funny and useful topic of criticism of Christianity and Catholicism with the help of a suitable method. They invented the complete analogue of Catholicism for witches only the other way around. They pray to Satan, etc. But the problem arises when Sabrina begins to criticize the traditional values ​​of her family, and the priests of the dark church, like "well, you say revelation, but why did you decide that there is something after death? Or do you interpret the dark bible correctly?" But at the same time, Satan in this series really appears and even talked to Sabrina, which makes me laugh, what a fuскing interpretation, when you can really talk to their god? I yelled as she tried to prove to the witches that there was no life after death and that their traditions sucks and she proved. Although before that she had seen the spirits of her parents, and even at the trial against Satan she was.
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  7. Oct 26, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not even half way through the first episode the main character Sabrina, talks about making a feminist club to fight "The Patriarchy" (22:45) - mins and seconds in you'll find this. The entire show is riddled with feminist agendas and horrible moody characters who make all their decisions based on their feelings

    0/10 - Trash, You'll waste your time watching this show
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