Buffy finished a few weeks ago. This leaves me with a bit of a hole in my TV viewing schedule, so I went looking for something to fill it. And (hopefully) something to also satisfy my desires for teen drama with a supernatural edge.
I’d seen a couple of episodes of Charmed before, but pretty much dismissed it as a Buffy rip-off. But a few weeks ago on of the UK cable channels showed about eight episodes in a day. I only caught the last three, and I found myself really quite enjoying it.
So I’ve started watching Charmed more regularly. It’s all a bit confused as there are five seasons and various UK TV channels are currently showing episodes from three of them. So I’m trying to follow three story arcs simultaneously. Which is a bit challenging. Shame none of them are out on DVD yet. But the good news is that next Monday one of the channels is starting to show the first season in a daily slot. The less good news is that it’s on at 4pm.
It’s not Buffy. The writing isn’t anywhere near as good as on Buffy and the plots are a lot more “fairytale” than anything that Joss Whedon and his team would come up with. But if you’re looking for something to fill that Slayer-shaped hole in your life, it might be worth taking a look.