Charmed: Season 1, Episode 0

Unaired Pilot

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The same as season one episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" however with a different actress playing Phoebe & a different actor playing Inspector Andy Trudeau.


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The same as season one episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" however with a different actress playing Phoebe & a different actor playing Inspector Andy Trudeau.

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In the original pilot that was unaired, Phoebe was played by actress Lori Rom. After Lori left the project for personal reasons Alyssa Milano was re cast as Phoebe and all of the shots that stared Phoebe were re shot. Many of the shots from the pilot that did go to air were from the unaired pilot - these shots only featured Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs. Shots with Alyssa or shots with all three actresses were re shot. See more »


Piper Halliwell: You're up early.
Phoebe Halliwell: I never went to sleep.
Piper Halliwell: Don't tell me you put on a black conical hat and spent the night flying around the neighborhood on a broomstick.
Phoebe Halliwell: The only broom I've ever had was kept in a closet beside a mop.
Piper Halliwell: So what were you doing?
Phoebe Halliwell: Reading. Is Prue around?
Piper Halliwell: She went to work early. Reading aloud?
Phoebe Halliwell: No, but... according to the Book of Shadows, one of our ancestors was a witch named Melinda Warren.
Piper Halliwell: And we have a cousin who's a drunk, an aunt who's manic, and a father who's invisible.
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Remade as Charmed: Something Wicca This Way Comes (1998) See more »


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A shorter version of the first episode with a different Phoebe and Andy
9 October 2007 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

This pilot was filmed before the trees began blooming for spring in early 1998. Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs were cast as the older Halliwell sisters who are living in their family home after their grandmother passed away. Lori Rom plays the youngest sister, Phoebe, who moves in, strangely enough, after Prue mentions they need help around the house. Apparently Phoebe was an irresponsible little slut who hit on Prue's fiancé... although Prue broke off the engagement with her fiancé anyway??? Well, we can't always count on the most solid writing. Oh and Andy is also played by Chris Boyd or whomever.

Anyway, if you're reading this review, you should have seen the first episode, so let's assume you know the general plot and name the differences.

Because the writer/creator wanted this show to focus more on the sisters, Andy isn't given as much development with Prue as he is in the first episode. Also, many people say Lori Rom is a no-talent hack who couldn't play Phoebe right, but I think Rom delivers a DIFFERENT performance... one that's not.. oh... as slutty. Not really. I just think she plays a quirkier Phoebe, one who couldn't have possibly hit on Prue's fiancé and done 90% of the things Phoebe did when she was played by Alyssa Milano for the rest of the series. That being said, the only real problem with Rom is that she is about a foot taller than Doherty and Combs, which doesn't work when she's supposed to be the youngest.

All this said, the pilot is still one of the better ones I have seen and really feeds the addiction hardcore Charmed fans crave. That's why it gets a 9/10.

Oh and Chris Boyd also got sacked and ends up being played by T.W. King.. who gets killed off at the end of season 1 anyway.

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