Growing up, Sabrina was always the TV show of choice, and I still look out for re-runs now. I am so pleased that it is available on DVD!
Sabrina really is a fantastic TV series. As is fairly obvious from the title, Sabrina is a teenage girl who also happens to be a witch. The show revolves around her trying to grow up whilst also dealing with lots of crazy magic.
Unlike many teen TV shows today, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is neither patronising, sickly sweet or sickeningly trendy. Instead, it's genuinely funny and heart warming stuff, as Sabrina battles through bizarre magic-related situations whilst also trying to do well at school and also whilst falling in love with her friend Harvey. Sabrina is a really endearing main character, and Harvey is a very sweet but rather clueless love interest for her. Sabrina's two Aunts are alternately the voices of reason and also brilliant comic relief, and Sabrina also has a variety of humorous friends (mortal and other realmly) and a brilliant high school rival called Libby, who is deliciously nasty. The real star of the show though is Salem the cat, voiced by Nick Bakay. He is a wizard who was turned into a talking cat for trying to take over the world, and he is really hilarious. He's very mischevious, but ultimately a good guy, though he is always getting into trouble!
The first season is a little slow getting on it's feet, but give it time because the seasons get better and better. Having said that, I have only managed to watch up to midway through season six, because it started to be on TV less then. Watching it now in an age of great special effects even in kids TV shows, it will look a little basic sometimes, especially at the times when the cat Salem is clearly a puppet (they also use real cats). However, this improves as the seasons goes on, and it's not really that much of an issue anyway when the overall quality of the show is so high.