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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Inspector Andy Trudeau ask if the cat that Phoebe is holding was there and that it "Seems familiar." For three series Kit appeared on the show irregularly and was the witches "familiar". In folklore, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as "familiars" or "animal guides") were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches in their practice of magic. See more »

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Piper Halliwell: Look, I know what happened last night was weird and unexplainable, but we're not witches, and we do not have special powers. Besides Grams wasn't a witch, and as far as we know, neither was mom. So take that, Nancy Drew.
Phoebe Halliwell: We're the protectors of the innocent. We're known as "The Charmed Ones".
Piper Halliwell: Hmmmm.
Phoebe Halliwell: And I beg to differ about Grams.
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Connections

Remade as Charmed: Something Wicca This Way Comes (1998) See more »

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Riders on the Storm
Performed by The Doors
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An alternative look at what the show could be
7 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The unaired pilot was actually quite bad in presenting the show to the network and I'm surprised it was picked up. Lori Romni plays Phoebe who doesn't quite have the acting chops to pull the emotions required for the role, taller then the other two actresses throwing off the dynamic and was more of a tom boy. She wasn't the only questionable casting choice as Chris Boyd took over as Andy instead of Ted King.

Chris was so wooden I couldn't get past his dry deliveries to even think of him as a fascinating alternative. Only being thirty minutes it doesn't resolve any story line set up making the second pilot vastly superior.

Still I found the attic set to be the better choice being it was more spacious, had creepy furniture and a cool pole which may come handy for a great explication type flashback or in a fight. The incantation Phoebe recites to receive their powers was worded differently giving it a slight edge and invoking ancient Gods explaining where their power source comes from.

While the pilot formed the basis for the show allowing one more episode featuring Prue, I was glade the necessary changes were made to create a magical replacement for the viewing audience. Still I can't help but wonder if Romi had stayed on could the show have survived and would Shannon have stayed instead of the big feud that occurred in season three? Anyway the pilot is good for viewing what could've been and that's it.


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