Charmed (1998–2006)

Unaired Pilot 

TV-14 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Episode
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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The original unaired pilot was filmed entirely on location at 1329 Carroll Avenue (the house used for all exterior shots and filming for 'Charmed'). Once the role of Phoebe was re-cast to Alyssa Milano, shooting for the interior shots of the house took place on a sound stage. One shot from the original unaired pilot does remain in the aired pilot - it is the shot of when the sister receive their powers and powerful blue lights radiate from the chandelier in the living room, this shot was filmed in the actual house on Carroll Avenue. See more »

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Inspector Andy Trudeau: [seeing Phoebe holding Kit] Is that your cat?
Phoebe Halliwell: It is now.
Inspector Andy Trudeau: Seems familiar.
[Kit is later revealed to be the Charmed Ones' familiar]
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Remade as Charmed: Something Wicca This Way Comes (1998) See more »

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Riders on the Storm
Written by Jim Morrison (uncredited), Ray Manzarek (uncredited), Robby Krieger (uncredited) and John Densmore (uncredited)
Performed by The Doors
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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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