Show Review | The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
By Aamina Arain
Netflix has recently released its new original series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, just in time for halloween. The show is set in the town of Greendale, the same universe as the hit CW show Riverdale. It is based on the Archie Horror comics Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and follows a long line of other adaptations of the story. If you pay attention you may notice a few nods to the adaptation many grew up with, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which was written more as a sitcom with a talking cat. This telling of the story is more gruesome and reveals a much darker side to Sabrina, the music sets an ominous an eerie mood. Like many adaptations, certain elements must be changed, but this show did a good job at staying true to the original. The main character Sabrina Spellman is a half witch raised by her two aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Of course everyone's favorite feline Salem could not be forgotten, however in this version he can not speak. To make up for Salem’s silence, Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose acts as her confidante. On her 16th birthday Sabrina must decide if she wants to live life as a witch or a mortal. This season is chock full of spells, resurrections, romance, and even female empowerment, but be wary some moments are not for the faint of heart. After watching this you are sure to have chills running down your spine.