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Charmed: Season 1 (2018-2019)

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Critic Consensus: Charmed's updates are as fun as they are surprisingly feminist -- and with a sharper focus, it could conjure up an even stronger show than the one that came before it.

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"Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation...or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident -- she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones...and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us...one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together... even if they have no idea what they're really up against.

Cast

Madeleine Mantock
as Macy Vaughn
Melonie Diaz
as Melanie "Mel" Vera
Sarah Jeffery
as Madison Vera
Rupert Evans
as Harry Cosgrove
Shannen Doherty
as Prue Halliwell
Brian Krause
as Leo Wyatt
Holly Marie Combs
as Piper Halliwell
Neil Roberts
as Rex Buckland
Alyssa Milano
as Phoebe Halliwell
Dorian Gregory
as Darryl Morris
Leigh-Allyn Baker
as Hannah Webster
Terry W. King
as Andrew Trudeau
Billy Wirth
as Matthew Tate
John Cho
as Mark Chao
David Netter
as Max Franklin
John Cho
as Mark Chao
Michael Philip
as Stefan/Javna
Anthony John Denison
as Victor Halliwell
Matt Schulze
as Dream Sorcerer
Billy Wirth
as Matthew Tate
Neil Roberts
as Rex Buckland
Aleyse Shannon
as Jada Shields
Barbara Pilavin
as Older Brittany Reynolds
Stacy Haiduk
as The Guardian
Steve Wilder
as Lucas Devane
Elizabeth Sung
as Mrs. Chao
Brad Tatum
as Mickey
Joe Ho
as Tony Wong
Barbara Stock
as Mrs. Spencer
Alex Mendoza
as Jack Manford
Cynthia King
as Brittany Reynolds
J. Robin Miller
as Skye Russell
Robert Gossett
as Gordon Franklin
Eddie Bowz
as Palmer
Leah Pipes
as Fiona Callahan
Rebecca Balding
as Aunt Jackie
Cristine Rose
as Claire Pryce
Bradford Tatum
as Mickey Jackson
William McGuire
as Nick Corey
Christie Lynn Smith
as Allison James
Rya Kihlstedt
as Julia Wagner
Craig Thomas
as Alex Pearson
Sherrie Rose
as Susan Trudeau
Todd Cattell
as Elliot Spencer
Evan O'Meara
as Richard
Terry Bozeman
as Arnold Halliwell
Chris Flanders
as Chef Moore
Marcy Shelton
as Father Williams
Richard Gilbert-Hill
as Dr. Oliver Mitchell
Jerome Yoo
as Viktor
Leah Lewis
as Angela Wu
Eva La Dare
as Mama Roz
Brendon Zub
as Trip Bailey
Jessica Steen
as Devorah Silver
Sohm Kapila
as Priyanka Bari
Emily Tennant
as Angelica
Palma Lawrence Reed
as Galvin's Grandmother
Tarun Keram
as Barista
Caroline Cave
as Jenna Gordonson
Abby Ross
as Jenna in 1989
Karin Konoval
as Elder Robinson
Kira Clavell
as Jennifer
Shelene Yung
as Nurse Cheryl
Michelle Christa Smith
as Elder Zaragoza
Thomas Cadrot
as Dexter Vaughn
Michael Bean
as Dr. Gregorian
Parm Soor
as Doctor
Colin Decker
as Yellow Demon
Tom Tasse
as Carter Westwell
Kelly McCabe
as Bar Dude
Robert Hayley
as Nurse Sam
Barry Nerling
as Tartarus Guard
Jessica Garcie
as Nurse Abby
Glenn Ennis
as Skeleton Demon
Jennifer Oleksiuk
as Cate Monroe
Ashlea Earl
as Female Hostage
Sharlene Royer
as Delivery Lady
Rebekah Asselstine
as Cult Follower
Jaime Camil
as madame Miranda
Dimitri Vantis
as un propriétaire
Raresh DiMofte
as le prêtre
Robert Pine
as Warner Thaine
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Critic Reviews for Charmed: Season 1

All Critics (31)

Charmed valiantly tussles with carving out its own contemporary identity and the show improves little by little with each episode.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It took some time to get here, but the Charmed Ones finally claimed their power. What an epic display of women power it was.

October 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The supernatural elements of the plot seem borrowed from old episodes of Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The special effects are super-cheesy, not much better than an old episode of Bewitched.

November 28, 2018 | Full Review…

While the original Elders were kind of selfish and dumb, these new ones are flat-out malevolent. It's a great change, but it's also seriously messed up.

November 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Charmed certainly has the potential to grow into the show it wants to be, but don't come into this new series looking for nuance or even that electrifying thrill of seeing women using undeniable power to make the world a better place.

November 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Surely the new Charmed - which speaks to younger viewers in a language they'll appreciate while honoring the original's themes of sisterhood and female empowerment - can coexist peacefully with the old Charmed.

October 15, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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