Tabitha seems to have cold in her nose and just before she sneezes whatever she last said happens. Also her witchcraft is on the fritz. Her station is doing the on-site reporting for a weight lifting...
Tabitha Stephens is the daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens (from the series "Bewitched"). Like her mother, she's got natural witchly powers, but now she's all grown up. Written by
I confess that I forgot about this show until I saw a few episodes listed on YouTube. This show was an attempt to revive the magic of Bewitched in a hipper, more "with it" setting for the late seventies. The attempt to emulate the single woman in the TV workplace dynamic of The Mary Tyler Moore Show is all too obvious, right down to the giant "T" on Tabitha's apartment wall. Lisa Hartman was not bad in the lead, but she does try to channel Elizabeth Montgomery in the earlier show. The show uses characters from the old series like Dr. Bombay and the Kravitzes, then completely ignores details from the old series like the fact that on Bewitched, Adam was shown to be a warlock. The attempt to re-create the Darrin/Samantha conflict of Bewitched by making Adam a stuffy mortal simply does not work due to the fact that this is a brother and sister instead of a husband and wife. The fact that the two siblings are in their twenties instead of the age they would have been in actuality could be explained by the odd "aging process" of the characters in Bewitched. No one knew exactly how old Samantha, Endora and the rest were. This show tries to pick up where Bewitched left off in 1972, the year it was cancelled. Music cues and the "twitch" are all riffs on the earlier show. It is my opinion that Bewitched lasted about 5 years longer than it should have. The later seasons, are, for me, nearly unwatchable due to the poor writing and recycled stories from earlier seasons. Tabitha's story lines are a slight improvement over the stale final seasons of Bewitched, but they are no great shakes. Karen Morrow as Aunt Minerva is pretty good, but Robert Urich is wasted here as the stereotypical stupid, lecherous, handsome stud who hosts a show at the TV station Tabitha works for. For some reason, Sony seems to have shelled out some money to make the film quality of this show look almost new. The colors are bright and the sound is fine. The few episodes I've seen are watchable time wasters, but just watch an early episode of Bewitched to see how good and entertaining the supernatural Stephens can be.
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