-Mark Pedowitz, the head honcho of TheCW just wants people to give the new Charmed a chance!
-There are many similarities and differences between the two shows.
-The actresses are now open to meeting with the OG Charmed Ones and having their input and maybe even having them on the show!
As we know the trailer for the new Charmed dropped TODAY! and since I was a fan of the OG (mainly S1-4) it already made me compare it to the original pilot. So to start things off:
Charmed 1998 Trailer
Charmed 2018 trailer:
The Book of Shadows
Phoebe discovers the Book of Shadows in the attic and reads a spell that activates her and her sisters powers. Phoebe studies the book and informs her sisters that they are witches known as The Charmed Ones.
It appears that the death of the Vera sisters mother activates their powers automatically and their Whitelighter brings them the Book of Shadows, informing them that they are witches known as The Charmed Ones.
The Powers of Charmed
The Eldest Sister
Prue’s powers first activate when she is annoyed. She uses them for the first time at work inadvertently on her boss, something that she doesn’t notice. Her first time noticing her powers is sitting at the bar of a restaurant with Phoebe and getting annoyed that Phoebe insists that she is a witch.
It appears that Macy’s first encounter and notice of her powers may come when she is sitting at bar of a restaurant with a co-worker. No longer does her “sister” upset her which activates her powers….instead a conversation with her co-worker over connecting with her newfound sisters activates her power.
The Middle Sister
Piper discovers her powers at Quake while trying out new dishes. Her boss attempting to taste an unfinished dish causes her to panic and accidentally freeze him with her hands.
Mel is sitting in a restaurant with her (girl)friend discussing the craziness of discovering she has a long lost sister. She freezes the room out of nowhere with her mind.
The Youngest Sister
Phoebe is riding down the street and has her very first premonition.
Maggie is at her sorority house and when coming into contact with various sorority sisters causes her to hear their thoughts.
</b>The Halliwell sisters lose their mother while they are still children with Phoebe still a baby.
Charmed Now:The Vera sisters lose their mother as adults, having lived a very happy life with Macy having been disconnected from her mother as a child for unknown reasons.
The Charmed Ones
Charmed Then vs Now
It appears that the new sisters will do their major vanquish in some lab? Compared to the original sisters doing their first vanquish together in the attic of their manor, where it all started.
It appears that both versions will have the sisters happily walking up to their Manors finally bonded once again. Both started out broken. Prue/Phoebe having their differences while Maggie/Mel have their differences with Macy.
-In the 1998 series, the sisters do not start off with their Whitelighter. It takes 14 episodes before they even find out what a Whitelighter is and Leo doesn't start working with the sisters full time until Season 2. In the 2018 series it appears that the sisters gain their Whitelighter right off the bat. He gives them the 411 on what they are, who they are, and most likely who to save on a week2week basis.
-In the 1998 series, it is Prue, the eldest sister who is involved with a cop. In the 2018 series, it is Mel, the middle sister who is involved with a cop. Both characters though are the ones who deal with their anger.
-In the 1998 series all the sisters are out of college with Phoebe deciding to return to college in the shows second season. In the 2018 series Maggie is currently in college and seemingly living on campus, having gone straight after graduating high school.
-The biggest difference between the two series is the missing of Grams. In the 1998 series she was very fundamental in the sisters upbringing and a big influence in the overall familys heritage. In the 2018 series it appears that the new sisters Grandmother will be of less importance due to their mother raising them to adulthood.
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