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Old 07-01-2013, 12:29
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At the time it was somewhat of an ok hit for CW but would it do better now?
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:28
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I doubt it. It looks very dated.
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:40
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I don't know. It would depend, the writing of seasons 6-8 was awful then and would look awful now but I think if they'd focused on the darker parts of the show from seasons 3-4 I suppose it would do reasonably well. Not sure it would become a mega hit though.

I don't think 'dated' has much to do with it, surely the OP is asking if it was made now therefore it wouldn't be dated.
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Old 07-01-2013, 14:19
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Essentially didn't they try with Secret Circle?
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Old 07-01-2013, 15:41
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I think so, as there is nothing like it

Supernatural shows are really lacking a female vibe to them. The only show that really has a female heroin is Olivia from Fringe but that is coming to an end this month
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Old 07-01-2013, 15:45
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The question currently should be why are they currently showing Season 3 on Pick TV and season 4 on E4 every afternoon within an hour of each other, confusing..
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Old 07-01-2013, 15:57
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^^^ Well, obviously two different channels bought rights to two different seasons.
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Old 07-01-2013, 17:43
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Essentially didn't they try with Secret Circle?
my thoughts exactly and i must admit charmed does look dated now saw an episode this morning
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:29
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Essentially didn't they try with Secret Circle?
That was based on a series of books if I remember rightly, don't think it translated at all well to screen.
I think Charmed probably would go down quite well in the current market for supernatural style shows, certainly if they followed the pattern of storylines they did in Series One to Five.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:41
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I wonder. People seem to want more action these days. The charmed ones mostly flexed their fingers and some stunt man would get tossed across the room. I could never figure out why they had so much glassware in their house. Just like new parents childproof their homes, the witches should have demon proofed their place.

It did start out with a good story. It had a nice long run really, so I think if it never existed then it could work today. Any show now about witches, esp sisters, has to put up with comparisons.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:58
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^^^ Well, the constantly wrecked house was a bit of a running gag throughout the show.

Especially in the first three seasons, the grandfather clock was being destroyed every other episode. And then I remember Paige suggesting they start a kitty to replace furniture. lol
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:47
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At the time it was somewhat of an ok hit for CW but would it do better now?
I think 8 seasons qualifies it as a bit more than an "OK hit"

Remade today I doubt it would last that long.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:18
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When it was on, I wrote an email to Alyssa Milano ( it was around the time of problems with Shannen Doherty ).
I was surprised to get a reply, she thanked me for liking the show, and was on vacation in New Orleans.
She also said don't miss the new season as it has a big surprise in it.
That was the one they got rid of Shannen Doherty
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Old 10-01-2013, 15:22
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I may be on my own here, but i loved charmed, it was my guilty please and was most upset when it ended. Granted it got a little daft towards the end, but i do find myself watching repeats.
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Old 10-01-2013, 16:12
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it looked low budget when it wa son originally.
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:00
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Lmao, so did Buffy. 90s shows haven't aged well technically.
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Old 11-01-2013, 15:05
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buffy looked alot better than charmed tho, charmed sets were poor and all the villans dressed the same
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Old 11-01-2013, 17:31
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Of course the show looking dated has nothing to do with anything were it to be remade or had it never existed and it started tomorrow then there will of course be newer special effects.
The point no one has mentioned is who would play the sisters sure back in the 90s you had Shannon Doherty, Alyssa Milano etc but surely if it was made today they would have to find three leads just as likeable and at the end of the day the longevity of the show will rest on the cast chemistry.
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Old 11-01-2013, 17:37
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I may be on my own here, but i loved charmed, it was my guilty please and was most upset when it ended. Granted it got a little daft towards the end, but i do find myself watching repeats.
I agree, it was the one of the first shows that I really got into and watch all the episodes. I don't think they could do the same programme now but with different cast members (that just wouldn't be right somehow ) but they could maybe do a spin off
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:16
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I loved the manor set, especially in 1, 3 and 4 where the tone was darker it looked great.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:23
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Another big fan here! I agree that the earlier seasons were better but I loved it and watched every single episode!

As to the point I thought it was very successful during it's run. I think a spin-off might work rather than a remake.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:47
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I think if a spin-off did happen, i always felt the Magic School would be an ideal setting for it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 16:03
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I hated magic school. Thought it was one of the worst aspects of the later seasons.
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Old 12-01-2013, 16:40
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I loved Charmed, will always count it in my top 10 tv series list. I used to think a spin off with Wyatt and Chris as adults would be good.
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Old 12-01-2013, 16:47
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The point no one has mentioned is who would play the sisters sure back in the 90s you had Shannon Doherty, Alyssa Milano etc but surely if it was made today they would have to find three leads just as likeable and at the end of the day the longevity of the show will rest on the cast chemistry.
This is a very good point. I can't think of three actresses of a similar age who'd all work as well as the original three Charmed actresses did.
Perhaps Ashley Tisdale, Aly Michalka (who were both in Hellcats) and someone else?

And, as a PS, I'm just watching Charmed for the first time on Netflix having never watched it when it first aired and I've loved it. Am up to Series Seven now and although I prefer the first five (specially 3-5 when Cole Turner was around!), I've still enjoyed the ones with magic school.

I loved Charmed, will always count it in my top 10 tv series list. I used to think a spin off with Wyatt and Chris as adults would be good.
Yeah I could see that working, I've often wondered what happened to all the Charmed kids as they grew up.
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