Netflix Review: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Cassandra Areola

Staff Writer

On October 26 of 2018, Netflix released an original series, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. They released ten thrilling episodes.

The story originated from Archie Comics, and, throughout the years, more versions of the comic have been passed on, for example like the show Sabrina the Teenage Witch which premiered in 1987. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is the new and improved version of the last remakes of the show that took place. The plot is about a teenage girl in Greendale, who is half witch and half mortal.

On her sixteenth birthday, Halloween, there has to be a dark baptism in order for her to embrace her inner witch. In order to confirm her full commitment to being a witch, she has to pledge in The Book of the Beasts. Signing her name in the book entitled that she will always stay loyal to the Dark Lord, and he will always have authority over her.

However, by agreeing with his rules, she would have to leave her best friends and her beloved boyfriend without telling them about her other life.

Things take unexpected turns along the way and she encounters hatred, revenge, and other supernatural complications. Sabrina learns more about her friends, family, and herself. She encounters hardships, and faces some realities she would never dream of. Junior Liya Kebede shares: “I loved the show, it really kept my attention for consistency.”

The show captures all scenes with great detailing, and perfect spooky scenery. As a matter of fact, the show displays many issues revolving today like bullying, harassment,plays girl power, kindness, and love.  

The show also delivers many messages, both hidden and “moral of the story” types. Kebede shared a message she gained. “Probably to find strength in those around you like your friends, and family, it was a really big one throughout the show.” The show displays the loving, and new bonds of relationships between the characters, making the audience relate to those who have the same care for others.

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