(Copyright 2002. The Tattoo. All rights reserved.)
Making a permanent impression since 1994
August 5, 2002
-- Television Review --
Charmed, I'm sure
By Susanna Schiller
Charmed is a captivating series about three sisters bound strong by destiny.
The Halliwell sisters -- Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Prue (Shannon Doherty) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) -- were average twentysomething women until Phoebe, the youngest, found The Book Of Shadows in their attic.
book changed their lives and brought them powers mere mortals can only dream
their supernatural skills, the siblings need to live their lives as normally as
they can even though they face random attacks from demons while they're them at
home, work or on the road.
need to save innocents -- and cover up evidence from the police when demons,
warlocks and trolls prey upon the public.
sisters keep their witchcraft a secret to protect themselves against the hype
and media attention and the hungry claws of science.
all of this, they also have to ensure the loves of their lives are, in fact, not
Fortunately, they have their white lighter; Piper's husband Leo (Brian Krause), to heal and warn them about the evil source's current actions. A white lighter is sort of guardian angel for good witches.
the last season, its the third on the WB Network (itís also on Living TV on
cable), Charmed left us crying out in sorrow when the demon Shax attacked the
ass-kicking trio and left Prue, the eldest of the sister witches, dead.
have now brought in Paige (Rose Mcgowan), their long-lost half-sister from when
the girls' mother had an affair with her white lighter. Paige's parents had
abandoned her -- leaving her on a church step -- because
are forbidden from getting involved with their white lighters in case their love
for each other blinds them to their role of saving innocents.
in all, Charmed is a brilliant series for the enjoyment of the whole family.
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