Ok, like I’m sure at least some of you did, I grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I adored Melissa Joan Hart (still do), had watched her on Nickelodeon as Clarissa, so when she had a new show I had to watch it! I loved her as Sabrina, as well! If you never saw Sabrina, here’s the breakdown of the original story (based off of the original Archie comic): Sabrina Spellman is a teenage girl who lives with her two wacky aunts. On her 16th birthday, she finds out that she is a witch & must learn to use and control her powers. Of course, she doesn’t believe it at first, but once she does she screws up a lot trying to figure out & use her powers appropriately (because what teenage girl wouldn’t overuse powers, if she had them?!). Her aunts are funny and loving, and they have a talking cat named Salem, who is actually a warlock that was turned in to a cat for trying to take over the world (because, cats). She also has a crush who turns in to a boyfriend named Harvey (who I may also have had a crush on). The series basically just follows her life and is quirky and family friendly.
All of that has changed, and I need to talk about this!! So, a friend told me about the graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and I had to get the first volume. It is awesome and a bananas departure from the original! It’s so much darker & leans more to the creepy/horror side of what the story could have been. I love it! There’s a totally different backstory to Sabrina and the Spellman family than what is hinted at or told on the show, and as someone who grew to love creepy/horror reads I really appreciate it. Now, Netflix had created an original show based off of the new graphic novels. It looks wonderful! (Hello next binge watch!) It premiered on 10/26, but I haven’t had a chance to watch yet. I’ll keep you posted!
Any other Sabrina lovers out there?! What are your thoughts on the graphic novels or the show, if you’ve had a chance to watch?
I know I never talk about graphic novels, but I do love them! Anyone else? Any recommendations for ones that I should pick up? Would you like for me to discuss them? Let me hear your thoughts!!