For fans of the original I’d advise to keep away. While Pru (or even long lost) sis Paige) Piper & Phoebe felt very much like sisters, these reboots while thankfully the name Prue is not used, fall flat..
To give a quick rundown Maggie and Mel live in their grand Victorian with Mom, and Maggie goes out to rush a sorority.
Mel is an annoying control freak, feminist who needs to learn when to keep her opinions to herself. She’s a lesbian, in a relationship which when you see the plain jane, you wonder why they are together. (I’m not sure which I wonder more, why she’s with the plain jane or why the Plain Jane is with Mel.) They come off as immature to me right off the start. And first impression of Mel 1. I’d swear at one point it was Michelle Rodriguez 2. I don’t like her. She’s is one of the people that if I knew they were going to be at a party, I wouldn’t go and guess what… its a good call considering what she does at a party in the show. I don’ t embarrass easily but glad she’s not my sis, and if she were, I think I’d disown her as such. Oh yeah and she has piper’s power to freeze, though she does not seem as loving as Piper.
Maggie to me looks like a cartoon character and being as she’s a real life person I’m not sure that’s a good thing. She get’s the Phoebe powers and frankly she’s possibly the only one that seems closest to the original. Still she doesn’t seem to have the caring and empathy as Phoebe did, defiantly more likeable than her older sis so far she reads minds.
Then we have the most interesting. Instead of having the 3 sisters start out then lose one and find one like we had with Prue and Paige, it just skips right over that. There’s an older sister that after the mother dies comes forward to find out what the mother was like. (Her father told her the mother died) of course she’s got telekinesis like Pure (and in a sense Paige but that was with her white lighter power) and she’s a scientist.
So far to me the only possible good thing likeable about the show is one of the witches being a scientist. Seeing how they explain the supernatural side away with science will be interesting.(oh and they blame Trump for being the reason all hell is about to break loose.)
The white lighter guy looks familiar but its certainly no Leo and they changed how he ‘orbs’ that frankly being he’s there they really don’t want him using it.
So a spoiler after the girls first spell… the ‘demon’ looks like a damn white walker.
I don’t mind if shows go meta but that pretty much looked like a blatant rip-off and it wasn’t even a meta like episode.
As far as the pilot goes, it didn’t improve on the original, so far they are not very likeable. It doesn’t feel like family not even like friends. Mel is just hostile can we get rid of her and get a likeable character? She’s the sort that makes us ladies sound like the uts guys talk about.