The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Review

Beloved Show Comes To End


Claire Sallee

In search of a well made Sabrina Spellman computer sticker, I found this one from Redbubble

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a Netflix original series based on the Archie Comics series, “Sabrina The Teenage Witch.” The first season released on Oct 26, 2018 and season four, the show’s final season, was released on Dec 31, 2020. The show is about Sabrina Spellman and her life as a teenage witch between her mortal high school and her dark arts academy. Each season, Sabrina encounters different demons, monsters, etc.
In the first episode, the audience is introduced to the everyday girl next door, Sabrina. She attends Baxter High School and has a normal friend group. She lives with her two aunts and her cousin due to her parents death in a plane crash when she was young. The first season is about Sabrina needing to sign the devil’s book on her 16th birthday in order to become a real witch. She is very hesitant and throughout the season she debates whether or not to sign it. I would rate the first season an 8/10 because I loved her innocence throughout the beginning and seeing her slowly mature as the season progressed. I binge-watched this season as soon as it came out and I was very excited to see what the next ones would bring.
In season two, Sabrina begins to dip her feet in the waters of her dark arts academy more. She forms a relationship with a warlock at the school named Nicolas Scratch. The audience is introduced to many new characters from the academy as well. There are conflicts throughout the season that affect Sabrina’s relationships with Nick, her friends and her family. Throughout the season, the connection between Sabrina and the devil grows stronger. At the end of the season, Sabrina uncovers a big secret. I would give season two a 10/10 because of the way it progressed smoothly and all the action that it held.
In season three, Sabrina and her witch coven are challenged by pagan witches who want to take over her town. As the series progresses, many of Sabrina’s relationships change for the worse. As she is fighting the pagan witches, she is also fighting to be queen of hell. At the end of the season, Sabrina’s hard work and suffering pays off. I enjoyed season three and would give it a 9/10 for the stories told throughout the season and all the action. We got to see a different side of Sabrina than we did in the past seasons almost as if she is growing up and maturing into the world like kids in high school do.
Finally in season four, Sabrina’s town and the whole world is threatened a final time when the outcast dark priest brings the eldritch terrors to life. There are eight terrors and each is different with the names being The Dark, The Uninvited, The Weird, The Perverse, The Cosmic, The Returned, The Endless and The Void. In season four there are eight episodes with each one being based on a specific terror. Sabrina and her friends have a bunch of fun this season with so many new encounters. This final season was a fun one and I would give it an 8/10 for the creativity the directors and screenwriters used.
With the cancellation of the show announced in July all the fans, including me, were pretty upset. When I first saw the show it was a really interesting concept about magic and the devil’s oath. This was one of my favorite TV shows along with one of my favorite Netflix originals. I highly recommend watching this show if you enjoy fantasy and action themes. Although there will not be any more seasons, the final release was a great way to end 2020.