Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Welcome back to Witches Wednesday everyone!!
Last time, we went way back and deep down into Shakespeare with the three witches from Macbeth. Today, it's another Power of Three we're discussing. As you can guess from the awesome pic, today I'm talking about The Charmed Ones (yeah, I know, it's a big leap. But fun! ;-). Three sisters whose powers combined to fight all kinds of evil, including, the Source of All Evil.
Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige -- yep, all P names -- had individual powers. Prue (then Paige, after Prue died), had the power to move objects with her mind; Piper could freeze (and later blow up) things; and last but certainly not least, Phoebe had the power of premonition (which later developed into empathy, the ability to tell what people were feeling as they felt it).
I fell in love with Charmed during its second season (like, when it was first run back on the WB somewhere around 2000!). I think season 2 still remains my favorite, with "The Painted World" being my favorite episode, although a close runner-up would be "They're Everywhere". Yes, that's Misha "Castiel from Supernatural" Collins there!
Why do I love Charmed? I can't quite describe it, other than to say it's definitely a guilty pleasure. The episodes didn't have deeper themes or the character development of Buffy, but week after week, I'd be drawn into the witchy world of the sisters -- always glamorous with their outfits and makeup, and boy troubles. It was just good supernatural fun.
Sure, Charmed wasn't Buffy, but you know what -- the series lasted an amazing 8 seasons. Way! And it survived the death of a main character, eldest sister Prue, in Season 3. So you have to give it props. Plus, it featured strong, sensitive women in the lead roles -- funny how Aaron Spelling did both Charmed and Charlie's Angels ;-)
So there you have it -- Witches Wednesday featuring The Charmed Ones! Who's next? Stay tuned... ;-)