Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ep. 27: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix/TV)

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Welcome to episode 27 of the show!  This time around we are excited to bring you a review of the Netflix original series the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on his comic of the same name.  The name of the show has been affectionately shortened to the acronym "CAOS".  Our review will cover the initial first 10 episodes of season one released in October 2018 and the holiday special episode released in December 2018.  The second half of season one will drop on Netflix on April 5th!  The show stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Ross Lynch, Richard Coyle, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Tati Gabrielle and Gavin Leatherwood.

The show has some wonderful writers with good representation of women and LGBTQ writers among the staff.  Some of the writers also identify as pagan which isn't always the case among these types of shows.  One of the writers, Joshua Conkel identifies as a witch and is a practitioner of Kentucky Appalachian granny magic.  He has recently made the rounds on some pagan podcasts including The Witch Wave and Modern Witch to promote the show.  He was also interviewed by iHorror and you can read the article here.  Joshua wrote the necromancy episode on the show along with writer M.J. Kaufman.

The show has a wonderful 70's witchcraft feel and aesthetic and you can read further about "The Seventies Witch" at the New World Witchery blog.  Please be sure to also check out the rest the blog and podcast at New World Witchery which is chockfull of information regarding American folk tales and witchcraft.