the blurring thing becomes annoying and distracting
Finally! One nice moment between Hilda and Zelda. They‘re sisters for for God's sake, they have to help together.
Another jolting two-foot drop in quality as we follow three or four boring story-lines that go nowhere.
Sabrina attends to the Tim Burton School for Poseur Goth Wannabees. Oooooooh, I get it. The whole harrowing business is a really bad metaphor for fraternity hazing. Bad because it was really not comparable to fraternity hazing at all. Most members of non-witch fraternities and sororities, for example, don’t have an innate desire to torture new members. But it’s pretty clear that the Weird Sisters seriously relish what they’re doing. It’s also clear that their end goal is to kill Sabrina, which is pretty dark. But, again, not comparable to hazing. More comparable to, oh, you know, murder.
This show doesn’t comprehend that hazing is built on a power differential between members and initiates, especially if they think that Sabrina can bring to a halt endless centuries of Witch Academy tradition just because she got some vengeful tween ghosts on her side. Also, just to highlight the hypocrisy, you might be able to eradicate hazing by dragging it into the daylight, challenging generations of silence and denial, and by providing healthy alternatives. What you don’t generally do is use elements of the hazing ritual itself to torture sorority leaders into submission.
But I think we can all agree that most of this bedtime nonsense is just an excuse to have a bunch of teen girls shove each other around while wearing lacy bathrobes (or, you know, strut around the dark woods wearing silk teddies). This show’s scripts are now approximately 22% Hollywood Producer Fantasy.
Other quick notes:
beautiful sequence with the child, and a chilling one too, but, it was amazing, amazing episode!
I don't trust Nick. I thinking he's the Dark One or the Devil or something.
This episode was the biggest Harry Potter rip-off yet. Magic school, bullying for being mixed, the Dark One...
Sabrina has to solve a Rubik's Cube and she's so savage she practically does it blindfolded in seconds with what looked like a combination of 2-3 twists. For some reason despite the few twists it takes to solve, several other warlocks couldn't solve that Rubik's Cube for YEARS. Also, I've solved plenty of Rubik's Cubes in my day, but NEVER have they ever summoned a Killer Klown from Outer Space. I'm actually envious.
@Abstractals, is there anything you actually like?
I appreciate a quality review and all - good or bad - but, from my perspective, you really love to tear down a great series (ie. The Good Place), episode by episode by episode. Frankly, I’m always surprised you continue to watch. Maybe slow down on the Haterade and simply allow yourself to be entertained?
P.S. Sabrina is a super fun show. I’m excited to see where it goes. And Aunt Hilda is everything.