Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Witches of TV

In a post titled "Farewell, Primetime Pagans," Idol Chatter blogger Ellen Leventry marks the end of Charmed.

And while the show took artistic, action-driven license, it also provided a decent representation of a belief system not often portrayed on television. Reviewer Wren Walker noted that while warlocks don't actually try to steal witches' powers, "The pronunciations were good, the tools were explained well, and some ethical considerations were mentioned. The altars looked messy enough to be real--I guess not even Hollywood magick do anything about wax drippings--and the sisters wore-gasp!-regular clothing even when casting spells!"


Blogger Hecate said...

I admit that I never watched it. But it sounds interesting.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Cosette said...

I watched Charmed for, I don't know, two seasons maybe. I enjoyed it in the same way I enjoyed The Craft or Practical Magic, but I wouldn't exactly hail it as ground-breaking. Charmed is probably more responsible than any other show or movie for much of the silliness and superficiality that is rampant in Paganism today. Thanks to Charmed, "white lighter" is now part of the Pagan lexicon.

12:54 AM  

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