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Best series of Charmed.
on 9 November 2015
Firstly, the discs arrived quickly and as advertised. There are no extras so if you like them, look elsewhere. The episodes are the full episodes not the hacked to pieces ones that E4 show. Although the box set is rated 15 in fact it is only one episode in my opinion (All Hell Breaks Loose) that is worthy of that certification. There is mild swearing and violence in most episodes but AHBL shows violence and it’s aftermath realistically.
Onto the series. *SPOILERS* I am a latecomer to Charmed and a big fan of the original cast, and much prefer the first three series. And of those the third series is considered to be the strongest and it lives up to it’s reputation. It is my favourite by a whisker from the excellent s2. There is of course the famous (and previously mentioned) All Hell Breaks Loose which is regarded (deservedly) as the best Charmed Episode ever. It is a sensational episode which combines all the factors which made Charmed so watchable as well as extraordinary acting. However that’s not the only classic episode in the series; Pre-Witched is showcasing the sisters’ bond at it’s best with the use of flashbacks, Sin Francisco is the second best comedy episode in the entire series in my opinion only to s2's Chick Flick and Coyote Piper is another episode that combines humour, suspense and dancing (check out Piper’s infamous bar dance) to make a superb episode. These four are the stand out episodes but there is plenty more to enjoy-Piper and Leo’s romance takes many twists and turns before they finally tie the knot; Cole Turner, a character who would drive most of series 4, is introduced as a love interest to Phoebe, and Phoebe makes a decision and keeps a secret from her sisters that affects them all. There is much to enjoy with my only complaint being the same as s1 and s2 that there are too many episodes focusing solely on Prue. Charmed was strongest when it showcased all three sisters. But that is a minor quibble and if you are a fan for the price it is money well spent.