I have been re-watching some episodes of Charmed lately (again). It's such a great show that I watched from a very young age!
Any other fans here? Care to discuss?
Any other fans here? Care to discuss?
Aww I love Piper haha (favourite for sure)I remember as a kid my sister and I would play charmed I was always phoebe and my sister was Prue. Sadly my bother didn't want to play so we never had a piper.
I've seen every season except the last one with Penny from TBBT.
haha amen to that. Piper and Leo are pretty equal to that as welli cant remember if ive seen the last season or not, but i got back into it recently and it really is so good. phoebe and cole are probably my favourite romance ever hahah
I bow down to you haha. Great post, thanks for making the effort to write it!Okay, I have an admission to make...
Charmed will forever hold a very, very special place in my life.
When I was younger I was always into supernatural shows and magic so that's probably what initially drew my attraction for Charmed, but I have never been as invested or into a television show as I was with Charmed. To give a little bit of backstory, when I was 9 years-old my parents divorced and we had to stay at my grandparents house for a little while. On one of those nights, I inadvertently caught the season 3 finale episode of Charmed (Shannen Doherty's final episode, and one that would eventually go on to become one of my favourite episodes ever) and I was instantly hooked to the show. Knowing that the show wasn't to return for at least another year after that, I immediately started researching the series and within just a few weeks I had already worked out who my favourite characters were (Piper btw) and (also having quite an imagination) I had already started "role-playing" the Charmed universe in my head over and over as if it were a reality. In hindsight, I do believe the show played some form of role in my coping with my parents' divorce at the time too.
Once season 4 started airing here in Australia, this little show called Charmed had become a huge part of my life. In the five years to follow, I am not kidding you when I say that I more or less lived and breathed all things Charmed non-stop. I guess when we are young we all often find ourselves "obsessing" over different fads or pop culture (maybe something similar to the likes of Beatle Mania... Bieber Fever... 1Direction...) and I will self-confess that Charmed was certainly an obsession of mine. It was what everybody knew me for growing up. I, like others, also used to "play Charmed" at recess with friends at primary school (I was always Piper of-course ) and, even to this day, nothing can compare with how much I loved this show.
I know it sounds a little silly, but it was the one show I just... loved.
I can go on about the hundreds and hundreds of various merchandise I collected over the years, or that I own the entire series four times on DVD in four different packagings (don't think I'm weird ), but that's not the point. The show itself is incredibly underrated in general and, unlike other shows at the time (namely Buffy) it sadly never received the recognition it deserved. I will be the first to admit that it did have its flaws as the series progressed and Brad Kern (the executive producer who took over the show after Constance M. Burge and Shannen Doherty left) is a complete and utter fucktard who singlehandedly destroyed the original concept of Charmed (I'm sorry, but he did), but I still followed it right to the end. It garnered a cult following worldwide and, still to this day (as this thread proves), it obviously still attracts a whole new generation of audiences over and over, which is what is so special about it I think.
(Don't even get me started on the recent news regarding a "reboot" though...)
Regardless of that, this year in July I was fortunate enough to finally have the opportunity to personally meet Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Brian Krause (Piper, Prue and Leo respectively) when they were in Australia. For nearly 15 years I had grown up with, looked up to, loved and adored these three actors and the characters that they portrayed in this show, which basically raised me all the way through both primary and high school and one that taught me a lot. To sum up, it might sound silly but I can't even begin to explain what Charmed meant to me for years and the big part it played in my life - it was the show that I was able to turn to "escape" reality; everything from my parents' divorce, to moving schools, struggling with coming to terms with my sexuality... it was there for me through it all. And this year I finally got to thank three of those people that spent every single week for eight years being there for me, even if they never knew it, and they couldn't have been more awesome in person.
I always say that no one will fully understand what Charmed did for me growing up and, while I may not watch it regularly right now or am as "obsessed" as I was back then, it's still for that reason that Charmed will always hold an important significance in my life. It's so good to see other people still enjoying it!
Yes piper and Leo just Nawhhh. I remember crying so much over phoebe losing cole, but then he was back but she didnt want him! I was just ahhh be together damnit haha! Paige has actually been my fave! I love rose!haha amen to that. Piper and Leo are pretty equal to that as well
I never really liked any of the other romances, except phoebe's in the last season (very short lived, but dragged me in). I don't want to say anything more if you haven't seen it
actually no, 'short lived' is the wrong term...more like 'rushed' but it lasted in the end
A bit embarrasing but yeah, I collected every single merchandise you can think of. I have it all stored away in crates in our garage now, but I have everything from the books, the magazines, posters, all the action figures, the Book Of Shadows, cardboard signs they used to advertise the DVD's at Kmart and Sanity when they were first released... it's kinda endless haha...Did you own any of the books? Comics? I have some books but never really knew about the comics.
Well, when the news broke I was actually quite mad about it to be honest.Oh and that bloody re-boot. Seriously? I mean I'll have to watch at least a bit of it, but if it sucks, I refuse to watch any more!
Admittedly, whilst watching the show over the years, Shannen/Prue was always the one character I found myself appealing to the least. I just could never connect with her very much.Woz a big fan of old buck tooth Doherty (sigh !) and didn't think the red-head was all that bad (until I heard she was the kind of girl who would shack up with Manson).
I took LSCP to meet Barbara Eden @ Supernova the other year and I was most amused as to how utterly star-struck she was.I just remembered! She, along with Holly and Brian, are coming BACK to Australia again next year I believe. I think to Perth and Adelaide. IT IS WORTH THE MONEY TO MEET THEM. ANY OF YOU, GO DO IT!