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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 26, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 209 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) juggles life as a sophomore at Baxter High and as a witch with her Aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) in this darker coming-of-age series based on the comic book series of the same name.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 15, 2018
    100
    There are a lot of surprising things about Sabrina, the fall’s first truly binge-worthy new show. It’s a delight and an obsession, and the scariest thing about it is just how good it is.
  2. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Oct 15, 2018
    83
    Aguirre-Sacasa applies a light touch all around, building up the bigger themes without sacrificing character-driven moments--and without giving into the excessive twists that threw Riverdale off course in its sophomore season.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 21, 2018
    80
    The star is Kiernan Shipka, Sally from “Mad Men,” and she brings an appealingly sincere touch as she mixes phrases such as “dark baptism” into her teen lexicon. Her aunts, played by Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis, are kooky excellence. The show, “Riverdale”-adjacent, also has a great retro look with vestiges of foggy, pulpy horror.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Oct 31, 2018
    80
    Sabrina is also possessed by the spirit of Kevin Williamson’s script for Wes Craven’s “Scream”: there’s a giddy cleverness in how it shouts out its own tropes and knowing riffs, in the service of minting a Faustian coming-of-age tale in which the retro atmosphere mingles with progressive gender politics.
  5. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Oct 17, 2018
    70
    For as interesting as some of the coven material is, it’s easy--and a little frustrating--to imagine the show “Sabrina” could’ve been if it had embraced the Academy. Many of the scenes that click fully into place involve some combination of Academy students, lore, and protocol that make it feel like such a promising, pitch-black “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” heir that it’s disappointing when the series pulls away. The good news is that once the show pushes past its initial throat clearing, is alluring and compelling enough to discourage looking away.
  6. Reviewed by: Kevin Fallon
    Oct 26, 2018
    70
    The early run of episodes seems unsure where it fits between the winking, sardonic tone of Scream Queens or American Horror Story: Coven and the soapiness and melodrama of Riverdale. (And, like too many streaming series, episodes could be half as long and the narrative could move twice as fast.) But fear not. A creative light bulb seems to turn on as the season hits its final stretch. If only an actual one would turn on, too.
  7. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Oct 26, 2018
    50
    It’s trying to be the moody, teen-tastic interpretation of it. As Sabrina keeps using dark magic in situations she probably should not, Shipka’s bright professionalism wards off any real tension.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 68
  2. Negative: 27 out of 68
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    A fresh, addictive and dark new take on a classic. I really enjoyed it, also considering how it is way more on a good track than riverdale. IA fresh, addictive and dark new take on a classic. I really enjoyed it, also considering how it is way more on a good track than riverdale. I really hope it will stick around for a while.
    Sabrina is an A for me
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  2. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    Série incrível! Roteiro bem estruturado, atuações impecáveis e direção perfeita!
    Super recomendo!
    This is amazing!
  3. Oct 27, 2018
    8
    This show is good,not great, but definitely worth watching especially if your trying to get into the Halloween mood. If you come into thisThis show is good,not great, but definitely worth watching especially if your trying to get into the Halloween mood. If you come into this show hoping its going to be the successor of Buffy the Vampire, your most likely not going to like it. If you like Riverdale you'll probably love this show. If your hoping for a mostly faithful if not different version of the comic book series its based on I think you'll enjoy it. The story is interesting but nothing spectacular and it falls off towards end in the last couple of episodes. The world though is it's strength with Sabrina's mortal friends and Chance Perdomo who plays Ambrose really carrying the charm to this series. I've enjoyed watching it and if there is going to be a second season I'd watch it again. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    5
    You cannot trust critic review anymore in these days.
    Always check the user score, always.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    3
    I hate to admit it but I couldn't get past the ridiculous amount of SJW DOGMA that litters this show to such an extent that I wound upI hate to admit it but I couldn't get past the ridiculous amount of SJW DOGMA that litters this show to such an extent that I wound up switching to Castlevania to get a dose of adult story telling. This is one of the very few shows that I couldn't stomach enough to get through the whole thing and I for one usually ignore reviews that state that they haven't seen the whole series. It's for that reason that I gave it a 3 rather than a 1 or a 0. Let me be clear, this is absolutely terrible garbage. I'm eventually going to force myself to watch through it if not only to add credibility to this review but also as an exercise to count how many SJW soundbites and manipulations that INFEST this garbage. I already had a bad taste in my mouth for the abomination that is called Riverdale and now we have the latest Basterdization of yet another character from our beloved Archie comic book series.
    It's probably very telling how it's a strange mix of SJW PROPAGANDA and Meaningless gore and violence injected seemingly out of random in order to announce to the audience that the two go hand in hand. I was hoping for something that had a story line that was well told with a genuine attempt at real intrigue, suspense and horror but instead, seems more interested in using the genre as a back drop for sending reinforcing messages to our brain washed youth.

    I would refrain from calling it feminism or feminist because REAL FEMINISM isn't the brain dead, irrational, violent, hatred that Social Justice Weirdos' spew out on a daily basis.
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  6. Nov 9, 2018
    2
    Floja, aburrida con mucho potencial pero aburrida llena de feminismo y homosexualidad sin una justificación y no habla nada de lo realmenteFloja, aburrida con mucho potencial pero aburrida llena de feminismo y homosexualidad sin una justificación y no habla nada de lo realmente llamativo, solo mierda. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    0
    The banality of banality! Who she such a to debate with the devil (Oh Yes - an independent woman)!?

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