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Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.
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Series cast summary:
Holly Marie Combs ...  Piper Halliwell 179 episodes, 1998-2008
Alyssa Milano ...  Phoebe Halliwell 178 episodes, 1998-2006
Brian Krause ...  Leo Wyatt 146 episodes, 1998-2006
Rose McGowan ...  Paige Matthews 112 episodes, 2001-2006
Dorian Gregory ...  Darryl Morris / ... 72 episodes, 1998-2008
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The three Halliwell sisters discover that they are descendents of a line of female witches. Each has a special ability (stopping time, moving objects, seeing the future), and they can also combine their abilities into the "Power of Three" to fight demons, warlocks, and other evils. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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They will lose everything. Except each other. See more »

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USA

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7 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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(178 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Not the worst show in history, BUT comes near in its genre of supernatural shows
24 August 2004 | by GothWicca312See all my reviews

Personally I have a lot of mixed views about Charmed. I've always loved Buffy and is a big hard-core fan, and I've always loved supernatural shows and movies. And when I first saw Charmed, I thought it was great. Reasonably original. However, after a few seasons I started to get bored. Because it seemed that all the episode are the same!!! I mean how many times have all the same or similar plot lines have been used? You know, especially the ones when one of the sisters turns evil or some demon has come and try to take their powers away. And the endings are always the same, you know, someone gets all emotional and start getting all heroical and says some really lame and repeated stuff that are meant to be inspiring but just dis-encourage people even more. But nevertheless, the sisters just suddenly get some new brilliant ideas or strength and vanquish the demon with some badly-rhymed spell. Seriously, every episode it's always the same routine and the characters just seem so two-dimensional.

A lot of people compare Charmed with Buffy and I really don't think the two are even in the same league. Buffy has some of the most memorable and witty lines in history while Charmed's lines are just about as dry as paper, with virtually no comedic elements. And even when they try to be funny, it just comes out real awkward.

And then there's just another thing I feel that is just too much. Have you noticed about they just always try to put Alyssa Milano in skimpy clothes or some flesh-showing dresses to attract people's attentions?

Another thing, the sisters always goes on about the countless innocents they've saved, but how many can there be considering all they do is sit at home waiting for some premonitions or a poor helpless victim staggers to their door. Whereas Buffy actually goes out to patrol every night.

Anyway, I shouldn't ramble on too much and criticize Charmed too much because in the recent eps, they've got a little better. But still, I hope they can come up with some ORIGINAL ideas and maybe develop into the Power-of-Three myth a little more.


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