I read my fair share of Archie comics as a child, and while I haven’t started watching Riverdale, as I heard a lot of mixed things about it, when I saw The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina come on to Netflix I was intrigued. Turns out, I really like it!
Figured I would make a general thread for the show as the second season came out on Netflix just last week and we don’t have a thread for the show.
One of my favorite aspects of the show is how carefully balanced the show is between being serious and silly/campy. For the most part, the show is incredibly self-serious, but I think that is what allows me to be so invested in many scenes that are actually quite silly taken at face value. First ones that come to mind are the scenes in the witches court. So many elements of those scenes are downright absurd (like the demons saying “DISORDER IN THE COURT”, or like a trap door to Satan’s lair opening in the middle of the court room) but I still find myself enthralled in these scenes, worried and scared of what might happen. I understand this balance of camp and tension is common in many horror films/shows, but I think Sabrina swings for the fences in this regard and absolutely nails it!
Alongside that, I’ve been really impressed with the web of character dynamics the show has developed. Like, the dynamics of Sabrina vs. Zelda vs. The High Priest for example, they each have different desires for what they want out of each other, and the show does such a good job of pitting those desires against each other in interesting ways.
But anyways I thought I’d just throw a few starter questions out there if there’s anyone else out here watching the show:
- Um, do you like it?
- Zelda: cool or nah?
- Best witch/warlock phrase? (For example “Thank Satan” or “let’s get the heaven out of here”)
- What would your familiar be? What would you want to learn in witch school?
Try to blur spoilers where you deem fit