Season 3 is my favourite series so far.
This is the season when we were introduced to new character Cole Turner (Julian McMahon), who will be Phoebe's love interest. This is also the season when Piper and Leo are married. But most important of all - this is also the season that Shannen Doherty's Character Prue Halliwell exits the show, in the brilliant episode 'All Hell Breaks Loose'. This is after Shannen's best ever performance (my view at least) in 'Primrose Empath'. Boy, can that woman act!
Other highlights over S3 include; Our introduction to Fairy's and trolls in 'Once apon a Time', a beautifully produced episode. The Halloween episode - 'All Halliwell's Eve' where the sisters go back in time to the 1600's. My favouriye guest star has to be the Angel of death (who also appears in season 7) who is introduced in 'Death Takes a Halliwell.
And the CHARMED humour is finely tuned in 'Westling With Demons' which features Prue and Phoebe in a demonic westling ring squaring up to Booker T, Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell. And there are digs galore in 'Look Who's Barking' when Prue is turned into a dog
The Honeymoon's Over
Once Upon a Time
All Halliwell's Eve
Sleuthing With the Enemy
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Blinded by the Whitelighter
Wrestling With Demons
Bride and Gloom
The Good, the Bad and the Cursed
Death Takes a Halliwell
The Demon Who Came In From the Cold
Look Who's Barking
All Hell Breaks Loose
on 22 December 2006
This season is one of my favourites because I think it was when Charmed really started to pick up the pace a bit. Obviously I enjoyed seasons one & two otherwise I wouldn't have kept watching but season three will just blow you away from start to finish.
It begins with Piper and Leo trying to adjust to life as a couple when they are forbidden to be together. It also introduces a new character, the rather gorgeous Julian McMahon who plays Cole. He was sent to destroy the Charmed ones but instead falls for one of them-the beautiful, fun Phoebe. So this season concentrates on romance for two of the sisters, Prue however doesn't really have any romantic action this season. She goes on a few dates but her heart doesn't really seem to be in it. I don't think I would have liked to see her with anyone else as I thought she and Andy were really sweet together, plus it would have been a bit pointless to set up a new romance for her as this is her last ever season in Charmed.
Standout episodes this season are: The Honeymoons Over(great season opener, indicates where this season is going), Power Outage (to see Cole struggling with his dark side), Sleuthing With the Enemy (Phoebe discovers Cole's true nature), Coyote Piper (fun, also one for male fans as Holly Marie Combs wears a sexy outfit and does a dance that has to be seen to be believed), Bride and Gloom (the sisters turn evil and its fun to see what they're like), The Good, the Bad and the Cursed (it's unusual and takes a new twist on the traditional Western), Just Harried (Piper's wedding day=disaster), Sin Francisco (it's hilarious, especially Phoebe) and All Hell Breaks Loose (probably the best but most tragic episode out of all eight seasons).
The other episodes are good in parts or just okay. Some have really good ideas like `We all scream for Ice Cream' but just didn't really grab or convince me as much as the others.
This season Prue is the most powerful. Phoebe does gain a new power to levitate, which is good since she's always had the least active power of premonition. Piper gains a new power in `Look Who's Barking' which she can't control at first cue clocks flying off walls and watermelons on ceilings; it the power to blow things up. Prue got her power to astral project last year which she puts to some use this year. She doesn't gain any new powers this year but she is suddenly a kick-ass fighter. Although she did say she was going to a kickboxing class last year with Phoebe in `Ms Hellfire' Prue is a better fighter than Phoebe by the looks of things (watch `Wrestling with Demons' and you'll see what I mean). I have been doing kickboxing myself for five years and I know there's no way someone could be that good a fighter after just a year of kickboxing classes, so Prue's brilliant fighting does not make sense. However I didn't mind too much as it was cool to see her kick some ass, plus the Charmed ones are definitely more powerful now than they had ever been the two previous years.
Finally this season also sees the departure of Prue. Shannon Doherty's reasons for leaving all seem to be hearsay but one rumour was that she didn't get along with Alyssa Milano (they are hardly in any scenes together in the last six episodes or so of this season, coincidence?) The last ever episode with Prue ends on a cliff-hanger. Both Prue and Piper appear to die and Phoebe is trapped in hell, so the fate of the sisters seems undecided (this is never properly explained-see start of Season 4). The episode is extremely heart-breaking with Shannon Doherty giving her best performance ever, lashing out against the reporters outside her house & the police in the hospital, and then her tear-jerking reaction to Piper saying `I love you' and then (temporarily) dying from a gun-shot wound. By the way this episode definitely deserves the 15 certificate it is given as Piper getting shot is quite bloody.
Anyway this season is one of the best so I would definitely recommend adding it to your collection.
on 5 August 2005
This being the last season in which we see Shannen Doherty it certainly is the one season every Charmed fan will remember forever. It opens with Leo and Piper yet to return from their trip to 'up there' and Phoebe and Prue Struggling to cope with running the house, the club and their supernatural lives alone without biting each others heads off.
This is one of my favourite seasons because it also introduces two new powers - Phoebe's levitation power (episode 1- The Honeymoon's Over) and Piper's combustion power, both long overdue!
A new face in the form of a pre Nip/Tuck and Fantastic Four Julian McMohan turns up as an ADA set out to destroy the Charmed ones for good but gets distracted by Phoebe's... charms, so to put it!
Some of the best episodes this season are:
-The Honeymoon's Over
-All Halliwell's Eve
-Coyote Piper (my personal favourite just because of Piper's very nice dancing!)
-Bride and Gloom
-Death Takes a Halliwell
-The Demon who Came in from the Cold
-Look Who's Barking
-All Hell Breaks Loose
However, some explaining needs to be done for the lesser 'good' episodes. We All Scream For Ice Cream in particular where I think the plot is just a bit ridiculous and Prue's attempt to bond with her father in the ice world comes out wooden, especially when she needs his help and says "I need you" as if she resents saying it.
The most memorable moments for Piper are when she is forced to keep away from Leo after their first attempt to get married and again when they do get married, Holly really pours it out in these episodes and it shows. Also the episode where she obtains her new power shows the more humourous side of Charmed when Piper's stress levels are like a rollercoaster Ride. And she really stuggles with deciding if she even wants to be a Charmed one making us all wonder if this would be the last season along with the rumours that Prue would be dying.
Seeing Phoebe finally get the spotlight with a new long-term love interest and new power is a good thing to see (it's just a shame she keeps the spotlight on her for the next two seasons). How she copes with her ability to levitate and the not knowing that Cole Turner is in fact a demon intent on killing them really adds suspense to this season. And she's blonde!
Although Prue's exit was unexpected, and could have been dealt with much better had she announced her leaving sooner, the writers still managed to make Prue's death episode (All hell breaks loose) the most memorable. Piper and Prue stick out in the episode because they were amidst in all the drama on the surface while Phoebe was 'down there' trying to prevent one of her sisters dying. It also sees Prue trying to become less strict with herself - going into photography and trying to find love after the death of Andy in season one.
Some questions come to mind regarding some oddities such as how the hell did Prue learn to fight all of a sudden in 'Wrestling with demons'? And some others which I can't quite remember...
But overall this season will definatly be 90% of all Charmed fan's favourite of all seasons. It simply is one of the best and a complete contrast to season one in wardrobe, story lines, demons, special effects and acting. Enjoy!
on 7 March 2006
Now here is where the show really starts to come into it's own. This season sees the addition of exciting and memorable new characters such as Cole Turner, the half-demon sent to kill the Charmed Ones, but who falls in love with Phoebe in the process. This season also unfortunatley sees the departure of Shannen Doherty and her character Prue, in one of the best episodes of Charmed ever written, 'All Hell Breaks Loose'. If you are looking for a dramatic and involved episode to keep you on the edge of your seat, that is the episode for you. And also, how could I write my review for the third season without mentioning my favourite couple, Piper and Leo. The couple finally tie the knot this season in the fantastic episode 'Just Harried'. We were all waiting for the couple to make it official, and they do it in true 'Charmed' style. The whole season is full of drama, suspense, excitement and also some great comedy. Season three is definatley one of the best seasons of Charmed. Standout episodes are:
All Hell Breaks Loose
Look Who's Barking
on 2 October 2006
I watched the episodes of this season several times over because there is so much to see and hear and think about and some great humour and really good storylines.I think the strength of Charmed lies in the fact that the three sisters Phoebe,Prue and Piper cannot survive without each other,like a lot of people in real-life who depend on their families for their survival.I also think a lot of people would like to be as cool,beautiful and brave as the sisters,a lot of people wish they were their own sisters,and many wish they could have one as a partner.The acting in season three is first-class from all members of the cast.At one point,in the episode called "Primrose Empath," I asked myself: "Is there a more beautiful sight than Shannen Doherty crying?"
I'm buying season two next:the people who cast Alyssa Milano,Shannen Doherty and Hollie Marie Combs as sisters did such a great job that when Doherty left the programme at the end of season three I found it unbearable to watch Charmed without her.And I think I would have felt the same if Milano or Combs had quit.
on 15 July 2006
Season 3 was truely the best series of charmed. It saw the end to the original line up of Doherty/Combs/Milano and things just were not the same again. This season is full of great episodes - the season finale is by far the best episode of the show ever - Dohertys reaction to the death of Piper was heartwrenching.
Whilst no one really knows what happened on set (rumours about a Doherty/Milano feud are rife) the show has really gone down hill since Shannen left. The sex appeal, dominance and character that Shannen brought to the show has been dearly lost in the later seasons.
If you are wanting to get a season of charmed - this is the one to get.
on 18 February 2006
I personally think that this was the best seanson of Prue!
This is the last and personally the best season of prue, she gets turned into a dog, goes back to the 1600s, becomes an empath, saves little child demons (by accident of course), goes to the wild west, meets the angel of death,gets a stalker, becomes obsessed with her pride (spell), and then shows her best acting skills when the end comes to the legenary charmed ones!
For Piper & Phoebe this was on of their best seasons, and their last with Prue!
In this season Piper finally marrys her true love,leo, she looses her faith in the Elders, goes to her high-school reuniun, teams up with a demon, then dies (time then rewinds).
In this seanson Phoebe gets a little childish, hooks up with her futre hubby (then later divorced), betrays her sisters, becomes pure evil, gets involved with a cowboy fight, hooks up with a cop in the back of his van, then finally looses her sister!
Overall one of the best sesons yet!!!
on 21 July 2005
Season 3 picks up shortly after season two's final, with Piper and Leo resurfacing on earth after Leo took Piper to the mystical place he works (and spends a great deal of his time). I think the best thing about the premier 3x01 "The Honeymoon's Over" is the fact that it introduced Cole - Julian McMahon who becomes a regualr up until season 5.
The whole premise of this season comes accross as very dark and gritty building up to the amazingly suspensful and quite possibly Charmed's finest episode "All Hell Breakes Loose" which is famously Shannen Doherty's final apperance as Prue.
This season also holds some other "Charmed's Bests" with episodes such as "All Halliwell's Eve" "Just Harried" "Sin Francisco" and "Wxit Strategy". The music as ever is great with such guests as Barenaked Ladies and Orgy.
All I can say now is roll on October 3rd!
on 8 October 2005
Let me just say that charmed is to me and i hope alot of other people one of the best shows in the world! In this season we see the sisters battle some of the fearsome deamons of all and some of their inner deamons as well. Prue is steadily coming along with her new job with 411. Piper is trying to marrie Leo but can't because of the elders and Phoebe trying to handle her new power of levitation and not knowing of the evil deamon side of Cole Turner! But Sadly in this season we loose Prue ( Shannen Doherty) to the evil assain of the the source of all evil, SHAX, in All Hell Breaks Losse! Season 3 is one of the BEST seasons of Charmed and i would rate it 100%. Thanks!
on 3 November 2005
As with the other seasons, Charmed: Season 3 is brilliant! From the first episode where we're introduced to the interesting character Cole Turner (Julian McMahon) to the last episode where Prue dies, I was hooked. Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty's acting skills were particularly good in 'All Hell Breaks Loose' and Alyssa Milano was fantastic in all of them (Phoebe being my fave sister I might be a little biased...). And, for everyone who says Shannen got fired or whatever, she LEFT because she was difficult to work with and her and Alyssa fell out.