When I heard that there was going to be a reboot, I thought, eh, they’re just rebooting everything, and it would be more of the same. I have never been so happy to be wrong. The Charmed reboot, is vicious, powerful and timely. It is everything a young woman of color needs in a time, when they are not believed, not fought for, and called everything but their god-given name.
The pilot follows Marisol and her two daughters, Mel and Maggie as they live pretty normal college lives. Maggie wants to rush a sorority, and her woman studies professor mother, and feminist teaching assistant sister want otherwise. The first thing that grabbed me immediately was how open this show is. Within five minutes, Mel is shown to be in a relationship with a woman, Niko, A sorority is seen with more than 5 minorities, and their mother is a Woman Studies Professor!
That night both girls are out in different places, when they receive a desperate text from their mother to come home. When they arrive their mother is dead, fallen from the attic window. What they didn’t know is that their mother is a witch, and something was after her, and soon to be known to them, her three children.