12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REIVEW: SABRINA: THE ANIMATED SERIES – A WITCHMAS CAROL

CAST (VOICES)

Emily Hart (Mute)
Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Bill Switzler (Scorn)
Cree Summer (Inspect Gadget)
Lalainia Lindbjerg (Disturbing Behvaior)
Jay Brazeau (Bates Motel)

It’s Christmas time and Gem’s selfish antics are driving everyone mad! Sabrina and her family conspire to show her the error of her ways by giving her a Christmas Carole type visit. After Salem, Hilda, Zelda and Sabrina visit her, Gem is still her nasty little self. It isn’t until Quigley and Sabrina show up at Gem’s house with a gift as a true act of kindness that Gem is moved. Even if it’s only for five minutes!

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This is an excellent cartoon version of a Christmas Carol, with a complex plot. The plot seems to focus on Sabrina inspiring a change of heart in her rich, snobbish ice queen of a schoolmate, but Sabrina also undergoes a change of heart.

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31 DAYS OF HORROR REVIEW: SABRINA: THE TEENAGE WITCH – THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES

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MAIN CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Caroline Rhea (2 Broke Girls)
Beth Broderick (Lost)
Nate Richert (Game Box 1.0)
Jenna Leigh Green (You Again)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Lindsay Sloane (Bring It On)
Alimi Ballard (Dark Angel)
China Shavers (Ruby Sparks)
David Lascher (Blossom)
Jon Huertas (Castle)
Trevor Lissauer (La La Land)
Elisa Donovan (Clueless)
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster)

GUEST CAST

Sally Jessy Raphael (She-Devil)
Emily Hart (Mute)
Diane McBain (Batman 60s)
Robin Riker (Big Love)
Richard Steven Horvitz (Power Rangers)
Gary Owens (Roger Ramjet)
Jo Anne Worley (A Goofy Movie)
Tara Strong (batman: TAS)
Trisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids)

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A HALLOWEEN STORY

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Sabrina is forced to attend a family affair on Halloween, so she sends a clone of herself to a party she was supposed to attend. Unfortunately, the simple-minded clone agrees with everything anyone suggests, which eventually leads to her streaking through Harvey’s backyard. Meanwhile, the real Sabrina tries to ditch her snobby cousin Marigold and her bratty daughter Amanda (Emily Hart), and later gets a heartwarming surprise when she discovers that as a witch, she can talk to a deceased loved one for an hour on Halloween night.

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A RIVER OF CANDY CORN RUNS THROUGH IT

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Libby brags about her upcoming Halloween party, prompting Valerie to make similar claims about an even cooler party at the Spellman house. Hilda and Zelda agree to host the party, but Sabrina is still nervous–especially when a new set of talking furniture arrives, monstrous Other Realm “Halloween carolers” come to visit, and Hilda inadvertently cooks too much candy corn. Just when it seems Sabrina’s party will be ruined, she realizes that all of her friends think the “magic” effects are fake, and takes advantage of their confusion to host the best party ever–including an appearance from 10,000 Maniacs.

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GOOD WILL HAUNTING

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Sabrina is given an evil doll named Molly Dolly that proceeds to terrorize her friends. Hilda and Zelda are trapped at a party in an insane asylum. Gary Owens and the rest of the surviving Laugh-In cast members are the guests.

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EPISODE LXXXI: THE PHANTOM MENACE

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When Sabrina gets a job at a nearby coffee house, she decides to work on Halloween night instead of celebrating the holiday with her aunts. After Hilda and Zelda learn of Sabrina’s plans, they try to warn her that she can’t run away from Halloween, but Sabrina refuses to take their warning seriously. As Hilda and Zelda anxiously prepare for their Halloween dinner with Edgar Allan Poe, Sabrina and Dreama eventually celebrate the holiday in their own way: when a group of Other Realm Zombies arrive the coffee house to help them experience the fun of Halloween.

 

THE HALLOWEEN SCENE

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After she learns Hilda and Zelda won’t be home for Halloween, Sabrina decides to throw a party at their place-and soon regrets the decision when she must repair the love of two monsters, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein, when Roxie gets in the way of their meaningful relationship. Meanwhile, Salem stalks a college girl, and Hilda and Zelda’s outfits may not seem to be all that for the galaxy opening.

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Image result for sabrina the teenage witch MURDER ON THE HALLOWEEN EXPRESSSabrina takes a holiday idea from Salem and brings her friends on the spooky Mystery Train for a Halloween adventure. There’s just one problem: It’s in the Other Realm. Sabrina soon learns that the mortals can leave only if she solves the puzzling mystery when she goes back into something out of a 1920 mystery movie.Image result for sabrina the teenage witch HALLOWEENSabrina new how to do cool Halloween episodes, with a all but on season having a episode to Halloween there is a lot to enjoy. It show had grown throughout the years when viewing these in order. they are a must watch over Halloween.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SABRINA: THE TEENAGE WITCH – THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES

CAST
Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Caroline Rhea (2 Broke Girls)
Beth Broderick (Lost)
Nate Richert (Demon Island)
Jenna Leigh Green (Bones)
Lindsay Sloane (Bring it On)
David Lascher (Clueless)
Elisa Donovan (Wolves of Wall Street)
Trevor Lissauer (Roswell)
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster)
A GIRL AND HER CAT
Coolio (Stealing Candy)
Billy West (Futurama)

After Salem stows away in her backpack and gets her thrown out of the local pizzaria, Sabrina washes her hands of the cat, feigning unconcern when the feline fails to return for Christmas dinner with visiting cousin Monty. When she discovers that Salem has in fact been catnapped by a stubborn little boy named Rex, Sabrina launches a desperate plan to rescue him by impersonating Santa Claus

A Great first Christmas for the Teenage Witch, showing that even thou Salem can annoy her at time she still loves him and does whatever she can to get him back even if she has to deal with a snot nosed brat.

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GUEST CAST
John Ratzenberg (Up)
After she develops a mild case of egotitis, Zelda and Hilda decide to call upon a special person named Bob from the Other Realm to help Sabrina with her problem. When Sabrina learns that Bob is actually Santa Claus during the course of their day spent together, she begins to panic when he gets hurt and is unable to deliver the world’s presents. Hoping it will help cure her problem, Sabrina offers to do Bob’s job while her aunts take care of him. As a result, Sabrina gets over her case of egotitis and gets back the Christmas spirit.
Sabrina’s second Christmas is a great story, the presents Sabrina gives out to her friends and even Libby are touching and shows she can stil lfeel the Christmas spirit.
CHRISTMAS AMNESIA
GUEST CAST
Mary Gross (Lois & Clark)
Daveigh Chase (S. Darko)
A Funny episode with Sabrina accidentally erasing Christmas for the world then having to get it back by making people the warmth and love that they feel around the time of year, even thou her friends think she’s acting like a crazy person.

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GUEST CAST
Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family)
With Christmas approaching, Sabrina gets in a bad mood due to the nonstop snowing in Westbridge. When she hears a contest on the radio where the grand prize is a week long getaway to Jamaica, Sabrina gets excited when Zelda is able to answer the question for her. However, when the bad weather threatens to leave the Spellman women stranded in town for the holidays, Salem suggests that Sabrina tamper with the weather so they could still make their flight to Jamaica. As a result, Sabrina gets turned into a snowman by Mother Nature in retaliation for changing the weather in Massachusetts. Mother Nature then turns her back to normal, but punishes Sabrina by giving her the task of cheering up Mr. Kraft. As Sabrina gets to work on her task, Salem receives the 12 Days of Christmas while Hilda and Zelda hire a pair of Christmas elves to help out with the holiday rush at the clock shop, only find out they’re little crooks.
Giving Sabrina the task of cheering up her principal would be fitting punishment as he’s had it in for her throughout the shows run, but she realises why he’s not in the Christmas and does in fact help him.
SABRINA’S PERFECT CHRISTMAS
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GUEST CAST
Tom Virtue (Iron Man 3)
Molly Cheek (American Pie)
Sabrina opts to spend a picture-perfect Christmas with Morgan and her family rather than endure the annual insanity with Hilda and Zelda , but soon discovers the ugly secrets under that flawless facade.
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Meanwhile, Roxie stays at Hilda and Zelda’s house for Christmas.
A Great Xmas episode especially seeing Roxie with the Spellman’s and feeling the Christmas Spirit, It was also nice to see Morgan’s family as it sheds some light as to why she is the way she is.
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IT’S HOT, HOT, HOT, HOT CHRISTMAS
GUEST CAST
John Ducey (Bad Judge)
Kate Jackson (Charlies Angels)
Scott Gurney (Buffy)
Sandra McCoy (Power Rangers Wild Force)
When Sabrina, Roxie, and Morgan go to Miami with Leonard to celebrate Christmas, they have a run-in with Roxie’s mother, Candy, at their time share. However, when their place gets robbed, Candy gets accused, ultimately leaving Sabrina and Morgan to help Roxie clear her mother of the charges. Meanwhile, when Leonard finds out that Sabrina brought Salem along to the condo, he tells her to put him into the condo’s kennel, where Salem complains about being treated like an animal and Morgan enters the “Miss Wet Christmas” contest.
The last Sabrina Christmas one seeing Roxie reunited wit her Mother, and seeing Sabrina try to prove if Roxie mother did steal the stuff from the hotel room. This is the first Christmas with out Sabrina’s Aunt’s but still a fun one.

REVIEW: SABRINA DOWN UNDER

CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Tara Strong (Batman: TAS)
Scott Michaelson (Young Hecul;es0
Lindsay Sloane (Bring It On)
Peter O’Brien (Neighbours)
Rebecca Gibney (The Dressmaker)

Sabrina travels to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with her best friend Gwen, a fellow witch from England, for a week-long vacation where they try to help protect a hidden mermaid colony whose habitat is threatened by ocean pollution, and by a local marine biologist, Dr. Julian Martin, determined to find the colony as his claim to fame. While Sabrina finds romance with Barnaby, a “merman” from the mermaid colony, Salem the cat finds a possible romance with another witch-turned-into-a-cat, named Hilary, but finds Sabrina’s problems interfering with his plans.

I’m a big fan of the series. This was fun enough to watch if you like the series. This TV movie was broadcast on September 26, 1999 right after Season 4’s 1st episode (aired on September 24, 1999). If you’re watching the series chronologically according to air date, it’s weird. The 1st episode of Season 4, had the departure of both Valerie and Libby. “Libby has gone to a private school, and Valerie has moved to Alaska with her parents”.Lindsay Sloane’s (as Valerie) last episode appearance was the Season 3 finale. So it’s strange to have her removed from the show’s main cast and then have her as a completely different character in the movie (as Fin). Nevertheless, it works surprisingly well, and it’s kind of nice. It’s nice to Tara Strong reprises her role as Gwen (from Sabrina Goes to Rome).The storyline and plot here are a lot more believable even though it’s wacky. It’s also funny. I laughed quite a few times. It’s generally mindless fun for fans of the series. If you’re a fan of the series you should enjoy it.

REVIEW: SABRINA GOES TO ROME

CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Tara Strong (Batman: TAS)
Eddie Mills (Artworks)
James Fields (Dragon Ball Z)
Eric Alexander (Double – Double)
Evelyn Furtak (Pure Country)
Richard Steven Hprvitz (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

The movie is based on the television show Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which in turn is based on characters from the Archie comics. The title of the series says everything: Sabrina is a witch who lives in urban America with her two aunties. In this world witches come from another world and some of them live on Earth. The one reason as to why I like this show is because of the cat, who was once a powerful warlock who tried to take over the world. For punishment he was turned into a cat. Salem, the cat, is a very cheeky and intelligent character.In this movie Sabrina is sent to Rome with a locket that she must open. She is warned that if she is betrayed, she either must turn her betrayer to stone, or loose her powers, and this becomes important as a couple of paparazzi suspect that she is a witch and go out to try and prove it to the world – and one of them attempts to seduce her. She also meets another witch, Gwen,  this time from England, who is not really all that good and accidentally turns the guy that she likes into a pigeon, and spends most of the movies kissing pigeons in an attempt to bring him back.1280x720-6NaThis movie is one that not only shows of the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch but the history and culture of Rome too. Gwen is also very funny in this movie as is Salem. I would say that these  characters are the ones to watch in this movie. This movie is should be seen by all major Sabrina the Teenage Witch fans and people who are interested in the magic and supernatural theme. You will have fun watching this movie.

REVIEW: SABRINA: THE TEENAGE WITCH – SEASON 1-7

MAIN CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Caroline Rhea (2 Broke Girls)
Beth Broderick (Lost)
Nate Richert (Gamebox 1.0)
Jenna Leigh Green (Hard Sell)
Michelle Beaudoin (Ginger Snaps 2)
Paul Feig (Spy)
Penn Jillette (Hackers)
Martin Mull (Two and a Half Men)
Lindsay Sloane (Bring It On)
Alimi Ballard (Dark Angel)
David Lascher (Blossom)
Jon Huertas (Slash House)
China Shavers (Not Another Teen Movie)
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster)
Elisa Donovan (Clueless)
Trevor Lissauer (Roswell)
Diana-Maria Riva (17 Again)
Andrew Walker (Laserhawk)
John Ducey (How I Met Your Mother)
Bumper Robinson (Enemy Mine)

RECURRING /NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Tom McGowan (Bad Santa)
Eddie Cibrian (The Cave)
Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes)
Emily Hart (Nine Dead)
Robin Riker (Big Love)
Brian Austin Green (Terminator: TSCC)
Nicole Bilderbck (Dark Angel)
Raquel Welch (Legally Blonde)
Andrew Keegan (O)
Donald Faison (Scrubs)
Curtis Andersen (That 70s Show)
Coolio (Dardevil)
Dana Gould (Gex)
Billy West (Futurama)
Kathy Ireland (Loaded Weapon 1)
Ed Begley Jr. (Veronica Mars)
Henry Gibson (Wedding Crashers)
Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother)
Dann Florek (Law & Order: SVU)
Beverly Johnson (Lois & Clark)
Mika Boorem (Blue Crush)
Phil Fondacaro (Willow)
Bryan Cranston (Godzilla)
Mary Gross (Jailbait)
Cee Cee Michaela (Gia)
Andrea Savage (Veep)
Patrick Thomas O’Brien (Catch Me If You Can)
Sarah Lancaster (Chuck)
Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Loni Anderson (A Night at Roxbury)
Caroline Williams (TExas Chainsaw Massacre 2)
Bobcat Goldthwait (Blow)
Beth Grant (Wonderfalls)
John Ratzenberger (Cheers)
Cristine Rose (Heroes)
Shelley Long (The Money Pit)
Sherman Howard (Superboy)
Steve Allen (The Player)
Kel Mitchell (Mysten Men)
Kenan Thompson (Snakes on a Plane)
Fred Willard (Anchorman)
Carol Ann Susi (The Big Bang Theory)
Dom Deluise (Spaceballs)
Shannon welles (Inception)
Gary Owens (That 70s Show)
Jacon Witkin (Showgirls)
Edward Albert (Power Rangers Time Force)
Fred Stoller (Little Man )
Jason Schwartzman (I Heart Huckabees)
Daveigh Chase (S. Darko)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha)
Jerry Springer (Austin Powers 2)
Justin Timberlake (Friends with Beefits)
Hallie Todd (The Lizzie McGuire)
Glenn Shadix (Beeteljuice0
Alex Rocco (The Simpsons)
Britney Spears (Crossroads)
Jordan Belfi (Surrogates)
Shirley Jones (The Music Man)
Audrey Wasilewski (Pushing Daisies)
Paula Abdul (Bruno)
Ginger Williams (Cruel Intentions)
Tim Thomerson (Trancers)
Bebe Newuwirth (Jumanji)
George Wyner (American Pie 2)
Eric Jungman (Not Another Teen Movie)
Matt Battaglia (Mike & Molly)
Dick van Dyke (Mary Poppins)
Richard Riehle (Office Space)
Barry Livingston (Argo)
J.G. Hertzler (Star Trek: DS9)
Brian Gross (Red Tails)
Charles Shaughnessy (Stargate SG.1)
Kal Penn (Van Wilder)
Keri Lynn Pratt (Cruel Intentions 2)
Gedde Watanabe (Mulan)
Leslie Jordan (Ugly Betty)
David Starzyk (Veronica Mars)
Molly Cheek (American Pie)
Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica)
Estelle Harris (Stand and Deliver)
E.J. Callahan (Wild Wild West)
Richard Steven Horvitz (Mighty Moprhin Power Rangers)
Patricia Belcher (Bones)
Larry Poindexter (Blade: The Series)
Alan Blumenfeld (Heroes)
Nicole Scherzinger (Men In Black 3)
Sisqo (Get Over it)
Winston Story (Masked Rider)
Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing)
D. Elliot Woods (Star Trek: Insurrection)
Carnie Wilson (Bridesmaids)
Usher (She’s All That)
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory)
Conchata Ferrell (Krampus)
Brandy Norwood (I Still Know What You did Laster Summer)
Masi Oka (Heroes)
Chyna (3rd Rock From The Sun)
Lori Alan (Family Guy)
Sean Cw Johnson (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
Nakia Burrise (Power Rangers Zeo)
Ashanti (John Tucker Must Die)
J.P. Manoux (Birds of Prey)
Clare Kramer (Buffy)
Verne Troyer (Jack of All Trades)
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle)
Sandra McCoy (POwer Rangers Wild Force)
Sally Struthers (Nine To five)
Dylan Neal (Arrow)
Christina Vidal (Freaky Friday)
Joel David Moore (Bones)
Robert Picardo (Stargate: Atlantis)
Faith Prince (Dave)

All seven seasons of the show are available on DVD (that’s 163 episodes!)It is best to watch the show from start to finish as you can follow Sabrina’s life and understand the story lines. She changes boyfriends a few times so you need to remember which one she’s dating.

Characters come and go in the seasons. It was a shame Libby & Valerie left the show in season 4 because they were excellent characters. I think Sabrina’s aunts and Salem were the best characters. They always had good story lines and Salem got up to some crazy schemes (often roping whoever he could in to get some magical help). I loved Nick Bakay as the voice of Salem as he is very comical yet evil. The Salem animatronic improves over the course of the show and is put to good use in the later seasons. Another character I enjoyed was Morgan. I loved Elisa Donovan in Clueless  and she was so good as Sabrina’s clueless and fashionable roommate.

The best season would have to be season 3. It has the best storyline of Sabrina trying to work out the family secret and a lot of the shows characters were given major roles in these episodes. Season 3 also features the best episodes such as when the aunts need to rehab a bunch of pirates they’ve left locked up for years and Sabrina can’t control her addiction to pancakes.

I loved in season 4 when Hilda purchased the clock shop containing a magic time travelling clock. There is a hilarious scene when Hilda is trying to compete with the watch selling monkey outside her shop and she makes Salem do tricks whilst dressed up. Salem looked so cute in that little bell-hopper-style outfit! Caroline Rhea is so funny and I couldn’t image Aunt Hilda being played by anyone else. She had some of the best storylines and it was funny to watch what trouble she’d get herself into each episode.

The later seasons of the show get a bit bland and the story lines usually don’t revolve around magic. After leaving high school, Sabrina attends college where she lives with a bunch of mortals (Roxie, Morgan and Miles). In season 7, the aunts have left and Sabrina lives in the aunts house with Roxie, Morgan and Salem. Season 7 is not as bad as everyone  says, it may be the weaker season but is still good.

I was really happy when they brought Harvey back as a character. It made sense that his character left at the end of season 4, but the show didn’t feel the same without him. Nate Richert did a excellent job of playing Harvey and he was an important character in the show so he needed to come back. Harvey has some funny moments in the later seasons and it was great that he could interact with Salem cause he knew about Sabrina’s magic.

After watching this show since my childhood, Melissa Joan Hart is one of my favourite actresses. I love her expressions and she is quite funny. It’s really cute when she says Sabrina’s most common line “woo hoo!”. There was a short period where she had red hair in the show and I was so happy when she went back blonde.

Overall, I would recommend getting all seven seasons if you are a fan of the show. It is so much better when you watch it when you are older as it makes more sense and the jokes seem funnier. Plus you follow the storylines and remember which episodes are good or not. The sets are worth getting for any sitcom lover and once you start watching Sabrina’s crazy adventures, you won’t want to stop till you get to the end!

REVIEW: SABRINA: THE TEENAGE WITCH (MOVIE)

 

CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Sherry Miller (The Virgin Suicides)
Charlene Fernetz (Sreet Justice)
Michelle Beaudoin (Ginger Snaps 2)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Tobias Mehler (Carrie 2002)
Lalainia Lindbjerg (Disturbing Behavior)
Laura Harris (Dead Like Me)
Kea Wong (X-Men 2)

The movie follows Sabrina Sawyer (later Spellman in the TV show) who has recently moved in with aunts Hilda and Zelda and finds out on her 16th birthday that she is a witch and is the new owner of a magic spellbook passed down from her father. Moving into a new school Sabrina is feeling lost and lonely until she meets eccentric non-conformist Marnie and slow but good hearted Harvey (Tobias Mehler), who right from the start has a soft spot for the young witch. She soon however begins to develop a crush on Seth, the school’s eye candy shall we say (played by a then very young Ryan Reynolds with a haircut I think he would rather forget!). However, Seth is already dating Katy Lemore (Lalainia Lindbjerg), the most popular girl in school (later fashioned into the show’s obnoxious cheerleader Libby Chessler).

 

Sabrina, feeling somewhat depressed about her ‘abnormality’ as a witch begins to feel more positive about her powers realising that she can use them to give her love life a helping hand. With guidance and caution from her aunts Sabrina must find a way to attract Seth’s attention without casting a potentially dangerous love spell. Consulting her spellbook she starts to use a little magic to get Seth to notice her and sure enough when Katie dumps Seth (with the intention of making him want her even more).

 

Sabrina is overjoyed to find herself with the Westbridge’s most desirable jock and with a date to the school’s Spring Fling. Katie however, is not so overjoyed and since learning of Sabrina’s magical secret sets out to expose her. It is up to Sabrina to stop Katie before her secret is revealed and hang on to her dream date. Katie ends up being transformed into a rather appropriate snappy poodle which took care of Sabrina’s secret, however she soon sees Seth for what he is and turns her affections back to the person who noticed her right from the beginning. Sabrina and Harvey begin a sweet teen romance and Katie, back to her unfortunate human form, reunites with Seth.

I’m a massive fan of the TV series and when I realised that Melissa Joan Hart starred in an original sabrina movie I was keen to see what it was like. The show ultimately made quite a few adjustments to the set up of the movie, both aunts were replaced so I was sad to see that the actresses from the show were not in the movie. Nonetheless the original Hilda was just as ditzy and fun and Zelda as much the peace keeper and responsible aunt that we have come to love in the characters from the show. But after so many years of watching Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick’s perfect on screen relationship it is hard to adjust to anyone else.

 

The only characters in fact who reprise their roles for the show were Sabrina herself and best friend Marnie (Michelle Beaudoin)who’s character name was changed to Jenny in the show and only stayed on for the first season. The plot itself also differs from the main plot in the series, Seth is the apparent love interest for both Katy and Sabrina in the movie, Harvey being the somewhat nerdy guy that hides his feelings for Sabrina feeling too uncool. However, in the show Harvey is the primary choice for Sabrina and Libby, who although retaining his good heartedness and being a little nerdy, is also the school’s hottest jock. So it would seem that the show adapted the characters together to allow more storylines within the show, as many episodes centered around Sabrina and Libby fighting and scheming over Harvey’s affections. Overall the movie was very sweet and probably much more true to the original Archie comics than it’s TV show spin off. Many people I’m sure will discover this movie through being a fan of the TV series and will therefore inevitably draw comparisons between the two.