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on 30 October 2011
The start of what would go on to become officially the longest running American TV show with a female lead character EVER, this amazing series does admittedly get off to a shaky start. From the "TV special" acting in the pilot to plot lines that could be considered a little odd at best, it does certainly please.
It is laid back and easy-going. Not overly violent like Buffy, filled with over-complicated technobabble like Star Trek or offensive like the brilliant Family Guy, this show relies heavily on drawing the viewer in through the sister's personal lives and their relationships with one another as well as ones of a romantic or demonic nature and I think it does so superbly.
For a show that started with quite a small budget, it gets off to an unsure start, but by the start of the third episode has the sisters getting used to their new-found witchy powers, developing characters and building a huge backstory and creating as much new magical lore as it does rely on established stories of magic and heroism.