Guest Geek: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Guest Geek: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

26 Oct , 2018

We at Geekly Goods aren't SUPER familiar Sabrina, so we brought in an expert and good friend of mine to weigh in on the upcoming Netflix series. And wow... it looks packed with tons of fun, scares, gore, and tough decisions. But I'll stop yapping, without further ado—Jen K everybody: 

Zombies, Superheroes, and post-apocalyptic worlds have filled our screens for over ten years. The last time we heard of a famous witch Harry Potter wasn’t far behind. Well stand back, Hermione, Sabrina is back in action. 

Early on as a child, I tuned into Sabrina the Teenage Witch solely for the world domination-obsessed talking cat, Salem. After seeing the cynical, but loving, Aunts nurture their Niece into Witch hood I was stuck.

Right in time for Halloween, Netflix is gearing up to release the new live-action services adapted from the Comic: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This version of history takes on a darker tone and answers more backstory questions than the light-hearted series of the 90’s. The original Sabrina wasn’t as well received as her 90’s counterpart. Originally written into the Archie comics, she was a side character who lived with her two Aunts. She didn’t get her own comic until  1971 and ran for 77 issues. She went on to be the title character for television, animated, and print material.

With the current line up of movies and television shows releasing, Sabrina is a perfect fit for Netflix’s next move into horror based shows. This new adaptation from the original character, that appeared in the Archie comics in 1962, has a deeper horror theme than the relatable teenager Mellissa Joan Heart portrayed. I hope Netflix can write this new Sabrina to relate the same as a teenager, but hold the power of an individual who can effect change in her own world.

Common themes that have followed the character through each adaption of the story. Most prominent is the way Sabrina uses her secret powers to help others, and get out of trouble that teenagers get in to. The contemporary teenage problems might add some more perspective for the horror element to shine through.  Television has mastered the art of High school cattiness, hopefully, Netflix will counter this with some truth. Teenagers are a very important part of our society. The awkward stage between childhood and adulthood never gets easier, even for a witch.   

I, personally, am excited to see how the darker aspects of the comic relate to the sitcoms hilarity at times. The writing was spot on for the family of warlocks and witches. Witty anecdotes, and hard life lessons learned with compassion and a bit of laughter, always brought the audience back to the moral of the story:  You don’t have to have a typical family to be loved. 

I hope to see these themes and more in Netflix’s adaption of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering this Friday, October 26th.

Great words, Jen! And don't forget everybody, we just added some Daredevil merch to the shop! Click home to explore some of the new goodies and use the code GOOD10 to get 10% your purchase. 

Jen is a writer, speaker, and panelist. She talks all things Geek, Music, and Dungeons and Dragons! 

We at Geekly Goods aren't SUPER familiar Sabrina, so we brought in an expert and good friend of mine to weigh in on the upcoming Netflix series. And wow... it looks packed with tons of fun, scares, gore, and tough decisions. But I'll stop yapping, without further ado—Jen K everybody: 

Zombies, Superheroes, and post-apocalyptic worlds have filled our screens for over ten years. The last time we heard of a famous witch Harry Potter wasn’t far behind. Well stand back, Hermione, Sabrina is back in action. 

Early on as a child, I tuned into Sabrina the Teenage Witch solely for the world domination-obsessed talking cat, Salem. After seeing the cynical, but loving, Aunts nurture their Niece into Witch hood I was stuck.

Right in time for Halloween, Netflix is gearing up to release the new live-action services adapted from the Comic: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This version of history takes on a darker tone and answers more backstory questions than the light-hearted series of the 90’s. The original Sabrina wasn’t as well received as her 90’s counterpart. Originally written into the Archie comics, she was a side character who lived with her two Aunts. She didn’t get her own comic until  1971 and ran for 77 issues. She went on to be the title character for television, animated, and print material.

With the current line up of movies and television shows releasing, Sabrina is a perfect fit for Netflix’s next move into horror based shows. This new adaptation from the original character, that appeared in the Archie comics in 1962, has a deeper horror theme than the relatable teenager Mellissa Joan Heart portrayed. I hope Netflix can write this new Sabrina to relate the same as a teenager, but hold the power of an individual who can effect change in her own world.

Common themes that have followed the character through each adaption of the story. Most prominent is the way Sabrina uses her secret powers to help others, and get out of trouble that teenagers get in to. The contemporary teenage problems might add some more perspective for the horror element to shine through.  Television has mastered the art of High school cattiness, hopefully, Netflix will counter this with some truth. Teenagers are a very important part of our society. The awkward stage between childhood and adulthood never gets easier, even for a witch.   

I, personally, am excited to see how the darker aspects of the comic relate to the sitcoms hilarity at times. The writing was spot on for the family of warlocks and witches. Witty anecdotes, and hard life lessons learned with compassion and a bit of laughter, always brought the audience back to the moral of the story:  You don’t have to have a typical family to be loved. 

I hope to see these themes and more in Netflix’s adaption of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering this Friday, October 26th.

Great words, Jen! And don't forget everybody, we just added some Daredevil merch to the shop! Click home to explore some of the new goodies and use the code GOOD10 to get 10% your purchase. 

Jen is a writer, speaker, and panelist. She talks all things Geek, Music, and Dungeons and Dragons! 

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