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Gay Weapons on 11/9/2018 10:03:40 PM

Shouldn't the gay and lesbian swords be curved?

Sabrina the Teenage Witch on 11/8/2018 10:36:13 PM

I've watched the first four episodes so far, and I'm enjoying it. I'd rate it a 6/10 on how much I'm enjoying it and a 5/10 on how good it is. I'm giving it a more generous rating than you because it's also geared towards a young audience that likes edgy shit, so I'm a bit more forgiving of some of the cringy dialogue. So far it looks like its trying to find that line between being good for young audiences while also catering to fans of the original show that are probably in their mid to late 20s by now.

I was actually hoping they'd go for the "Good Guy Satan" trope or at least make Satan chaotic neutral in the sense that he really wants his followers to exercise their free will and Sabrina would be the one to bring that back to the church, but  they were quick to throw that idea out the window. Now, as to why should we feel bad for them? Well, we don't know how the early witches/warlocks were. For all we know, they more or less kept to themselves up until they were being hunted and consequently switched to an anti-mortal policy thus becoming what they are today. It's still the first season, so maybe they'll flesh it out later. And while the show sets Christianity and Wicca as the religions being used, I'm assuming that there might be some of its own lore that exists solely within the show (at least that's what I'm hoping for). Kind of like Supernatural. It takes from Christianity but puts its own spin on it as well.

Also, Satan's actions throughout the first four episodes can be explained fairly well. In the case with Sabrina, he's pissed because he was promised something and probably didn't realize he was tricked until after the fact - understandable, don't you think? In the case with the lawyer, he already doesn't like mortals so he gave him what he wanted at a cost. It's actually idiotic of the lawyer to ask anyone for something without thinking their would be some strings attached. Also, so far Satan hasn't been needlessly dickish (again, I'm only 4 episodes in). It seems all he wants is for Sabrina to serve him (because she's supposed to become seriously overpowered) and the other witches/warlocks are being dicks about it because they're jealous.

Like I said, Sabrina is supposed to become the most powerful. Mind you, I only know this because I asked a coworker that saw the original show and he said that Sabrina is the strongest witch. Of course, this doesn't justify her not struggling, but so far her getting by so easy has been more the result of everything being handed to her rather than her own skill. Although I'm totally with you regarding the power vs freedom thing. It's clearly lined out that Satan was giving her the choice of one or the other and I figured Sabrina would be able to understand why that is but I guess not. And I think all the hate for her regarding her parents is because her dad married a mortal and that's a big no-no. Also, maybe her dad struck some kind of deal that would make Sabrina more powerful, who knows. That's really all we have to go on.

The show has some pretty clear feminist elements to it. The W.I.C.C.A club is pretty much this. They do the whole rape culture shtick, the men keeping women down, strong female characters, the apple of evil being the one Sabrina would get if a man showed up, etc. It's not so bad that it's unwatchable. In fact, it actually made some sense to me given that I already figured that the ratio of witches to warlocks heavily favors the women and that women were historically seen to be a witch more often than men as warlocks. 

Sabrina the Teenage Witch on 11/7/2018 9:40:36 PM

I didn't even realize they rebooted the show until I looked it up just now. I didn't really watch the original, save a few episodes, because I mostly watched cartoons at that time and I didn't care much for live-action Disney shows. At least I remember it being on Disney. Of the episodes that I did watch, I didn't like any of them. All were just boring. That in mind, I wouldn't expect this rebooted version to be any different, not my cup of tea.

How would you rate the show so far, Steve?

Halloween! on 11/2/2018 3:56:23 PM

I didn't do anything for Halloween this year. Too much work to do. Plus, I'm not the partying type.

Swearing on 10/28/2018 6:46:27 PM

Wait, really? That's a new low even for you, Steve.

In all seriousness though, you've called me and others much worse. Maybe you made the mistake of insulting another "protected" member.

Mean girls' locker room on 10/28/2018 6:23:29 PM

It's not like the poster doesn't have a point. Rarely do the gender choices add anything to the story.

Swearing on 10/28/2018 6:11:29 PM

I didn't see the thread where you were name calling, but what did you call him/her?

General World Events Thread on 10/27/2018 12:06:31 AM

Trump should drop a hot track similar to Eminem's Stan.

General World Events Thread on 10/25/2018 11:25:18 PM

Is this supposed to be a bad thing?

Canada legalizes it on 10/18/2018 10:11:25 PM

Good for them, I guess. I never understood what the big deal was. Personally I don't smoke, but I've never been opposed to people that do so long as they keep that shit away from me and out of places where it shouldn't be.