Hey There Everyone!
In case you didn't know, October marks 20 years since Charmed first premiered - 7 October to be exact. I can't believe we've had this amazing series, story and characters in our lives for 20 years, and that the show still continues to captivate fans all over the world. I for one binge-watch the show at least once a year, and I'm planning to make my way through the series throughout October. But to really celebrate this milestone, I've decided to create the 20 Years of Charmed Tag - a series of ten questions about what I love about our favourite San Fransisco witches.
1. When did you first discover Charmed?
I was a bit of a late-comer to the series, although I still got to jump on the bandwagon while the show was still on the air. I came into the show in about 2005 and 2006, when the show was in its final two seasons. I can't remember the episode I stumbled upon, but it was enough to get me interested in the show, discovering so much that had come before, and soon enough I was obsessed and catching up on all that I had missed.
2. Favourite Sister?
It's honestly hard to choose a favourite sister - all four are amazing characters, each with their own highs and lows. Back in the day, Paige was definitely my favourite, although I'm not sure why she was put above the rest. But now, I go through phases, depending on the season, of who my favourite is.
3. Favourite Secondary Character?
There have been so many amazing secondary characters that we've gotten to know throughout the series, and while I want to say Cole or Leo are my favourites, that top spot has got to go to Chris! Season six is one of my favourite seasons, and that's because of Chris and all we get to discover about him, and how his relationships with the sisters changes as we learn he's actually Piper's son. Plus, I totally had a crush on Drew Fuller back in the day, and lowkey still do now.
4. Charmed OTP?
My Charmed OTP (One True Pairing) has got to be Pleo - Piper & Leo! Cliched I know, but how can they not be your OTP? Their relationship spanned all eight seasons and we followed their journey through the highs and lows. From their struggles to be together and get married, to having children, dealing with Leo being an Elder, and Piper trying to save Leo in the final season. A close second though is Cole and Phoebe (what is their ship name... Pole? Coebe?), and had the writers not totally ruined Cole's character and their relationship by making him the Source, they'd totally be in the top spot!
5. Favourite Season?
I don't have a definitively favourite season, but I do have a top three! As I said earlier, Season Six is one of my favourites because we have Chris among the ranks. I also love Seasons Two and Five - both because it's the second season for our trios, and their dynamics have been firmly established. But really, I do enjoy every season, so I'm sure this will change during my next rewatch.
6. Favourite Episodes?
There are 178 episodes of Charmed, so it makes it difficult to narrow it down to your favourites.
7. Favourite Charmed Power?
I think it's got to be telekinesis as Prue had it. It's a super handy power, and aside from orbing, is the most useful of the Charmed powers.
8. Which Three Powers Would You Have?
That is, of ALL the powers we see across the series - both good and evil - which three would you have (with absolutely no personal gain)? I have to be totally boring and stick with Charmed powers - orbing, telekinesis and freezing - because together, you'd be all set and almost unstoppable, which I suppose is why they are the Charmed powers to begin with. Imagine being able to travel wherever you wanted, move anything you wanted, and could stop time, whenever you wanted! Sign me up please!
9. Favourite Demon(s)?
It'd be way to easy to say Cole, so he's off the list! My favourite demon is someone who actually isn't a demon, but is probably way more evil than the Source - Gideon. To jog your memory, Gideon was the Elder put in charge of Magic School, clearly showing he was a trusted, well respected and looked up to member of the magic community, which just makes his betrayal all the more evil. He's probably far from anyone's favourite character, but as a person who's trusted to look after children, him trying to prevent Wyatt from becoming the most powerful witch ever, going so far as to team up with Barbas, an act that actually turns Wyatt evil in the future, as well as killing Chris, shows that Gideon is the worst demon, despite not actually being a demon. That's why he's my favourite.
10. What Is Your Charmed Spin-Off Dream?
I, like most fans, would LOVE a next generation spin-off. The ultimate dream is that the new power of three would be Wyatt, Chris and Melinda, with the rest of the Charmed children popping in occassionally to lend a hand. It'd be so interesting to see their dynamic together - Charmed gave us three sisters kicking demon butt, and Supernatural has given us two brothers kicking demon butt, so to have a brothers/sister combo, would be so fun to watch.
With nine Charmed children, it's be impossible to have all the characters present all the time, but I think it would be cool to find out that Phoebe's girls are off fighting evil in another city, and that Paige's kids are whitelighters and have chosen to follow that path rather than the traditional Charmed One path.
They'd be a mix of demons we saw during the original series, plus new ones that have since appeared. The show would be able to introduce new fans to the series, without having to watch the original to understand what's going on, but would also feel very familiar and true to the story of Charmed for OG fans to watch. It'd be the best of both worlds.
Of course, the dream would be to have most of the original cast and crew involved, with recurring appearances of the OG Charmed Ones. I'd like to imagine that with the next generation taking over, the sister's are relaxing on a beach in the Caribbean, living demon-free existence.
One can only dream that this is what happens some day...
I would love to see your answers to any or all of these questions, whether it be in the comments, on social media, or your own blog. Wherever you answer these questions, be sure to let me know because I'd love to see your answers.
I tag all of the Charmed fans out there who feel like sharing their love of the show in celebration of the 20th anniversary. Make sure you share these questions with as many fans as possible, so we can all connect through out mutual love of such an iconic show. Let's celebrate with #20YearsOfCharmed!
Blessed Be fellow Charmed Ones!
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