After the pilot for the Charmed reboot aired on The CW, fans took to Twitter to tell the world exactly what they thought of the new show.
Charmed’s pilot aired last night on October 14 on The CW, and a lot of fans of the original show were holding their breath to see if this reboot was worth their time. As one of those fans myself, I enjoyed this first episode and look forward to seeing where it goes next.
According to TV MoJoe, a few more people tuned into Charmed than watched the Supergirl lead-in.
Strong start for CW's #Charmed reboot: It notched 1.541M same-day viewers, slightly building on its #Supergirl lead-in (1.526M). Among core CW demo of women 18-34, #Charmed did a 0.5, growing 60% from lead-in (0.3) and tying for No. 1 among b'cast entertainment shows in hour.
— TV MoJoe (@TVMoJoe) October 15, 2018
Many detractors will note that the original Charmed‘s pilot brought in 7.7 million viewers, becoming the highest-rated debut on The WB.
I would argue, however, that the way we view television in 2018 is quite different than the way we viewed television in 1998. Though I highly doubt the reboot will be as popular as the original, I also don’t think you can make direct comparisons in terms of viewership for this very reason.
That being said, the true test is what fans had to say about the show on social media.
I scrolled through hundreds of tweets and realized that the internet was pretty divided over the premiere. Some original fans were surprised they liked the new series, while others were hesitant to gave it a shot and ultimately said it wasn’t for them. There’s also a select group who still aren’t sure about the show but are willing to give it another chance before they decide one way or another.
Those in favor of ‘Charmed’
— ♥Danielle♥ (@Dml1172827) October 15, 2018
I'm going to apologize for putting this show down when I first heard of the reboot. I was SOOOO wrong. I really enjoyed this first episode. I'm excited for next week. #Charmed pic.twitter.com/VFLMyZqWlz
— Sakeenah Ayesha (@sakeenah_ayesha) October 15, 2018
— Black Nerd Problems (@BlkNrdProblems) October 15, 2018
— Resist. (@RavenclawHk) October 15, 2018
— jared (@vercnicas) October 15, 2018
— Mr. Messy (@BlckBolex) October 15, 2018
New Charmed actually wasnt bad. Ill probably give it a few more eps, if not finish off the entire season. Hopefully they slow it down tho lol
— celestial. (@theresnospace) October 15, 2018
They're coming on strong with these current issues, but I'm not upset by it. It's nice to see a show not afraid to tackle them. #Charmed
— Limon (@Ami_Isaac91) October 15, 2018
y’all should give the charmed reboot a chance it was actually really good and there’s gay!!!
— hannah (@yaelsmorgan) October 15, 2018
@cw_charmed was so great! This show is the perfect mix of diversity, solidarity, science, magic, relevant topics, current events, and sisterhood! A win-win! Don't sleep on this show. Get into it. #CWCharmed #Charmed.
— BrittanyClaire🌺. (@Britti21) October 15, 2018
Those unsure about ‘Charmed’
So Charmed was interesting… pic.twitter.com/oDLjl1n0LO
— masc potatoes (@CertifiedFool_) October 15, 2018
— 𝕿 𝖆𝖘 𝖈 𝖍 𝖆 𝖚 𝖓 𝖆 🥀 (@shipwr3cks) October 15, 2018
Charmed with Paige > Charmed Reboot > Charmed with Prue (Seasons 1&2)
Sorry bitches I don’t make the rules. pic.twitter.com/kpnUFfUNRU
— Dion NO Céline (@dion_thedeity) October 15, 2018
Not sure about this Charmed reboot. I know that it is a different and that I shouldn’t compare them but I really love the original, which makes it hard. I really don’t know how I am feeling. I’ll give it another week, but not convinced. #CWCharmed
— Brittany Heun (@BritHeun) October 15, 2018
— sha sha (@osler25) October 15, 2018
Oh, there was humour.
— Noella🕊 (@SincereElla) October 15, 2018
I’m giving the first episode a 6.5/10.. I just have to try and keep an open mind and not constantly compare to the original #Charmed
— Kiki😛 (@KieannaJ) October 15, 2018
Those against ‘Charmed’
— WonderRobbie (@WonderRobbie) October 15, 2018
Charmed (2018): 2/10
Sorry, but it was just awful. I really liked the actresses who played the sisters, but this re-brand of Charmed is just garbage.
Charmed (1998-2006): Still 13/10. Will always recommend.
— J (@joshuax_) October 15, 2018
— Robin (@RobinSpearz) October 15, 2018
— bia (@biancaovo) October 15, 2018
— Darius #DamnIFucksWitU (@DariusMason1) October 15, 2018
— Your Legal Soapiness (@Sudsssy) October 15, 2018
— Darius #DamnIFucksWitU (@DariusMason1) October 15, 2018
— ESP Paranormal (@ESP_Paranormal) October 15, 2018
You can’t remake a classic. pic.twitter.com/fy0Yx1XKHI
— Madds (@maddie_bachman) October 15, 2018
I’m an original Charmed fan y’all can keep that reboot #CWCharmed I watched this episode to give it a chance now I’m currently pulling out my Charmed dvds season one lets go
— Eric’s Wifey 💍💕💖 (@pretty_n_locd) October 15, 2018
What did you think of the ‘Charmed’ reboot pilot episode?
The reviews seem fairly mixed. Some people went in determined to hate it and found exactly what they were looking for, while others who had the same attitude were pleasantly surprised. Then there are those who never watched the original and thought this was a fun show or thought the pilot was just okay.
I do think it’s important to judge the show on more than just the pilot, as pilots are notorious for being pretty rough, regardless of what show you’re watching, but if you’re not feeling it, then you’re not feeling it.
I do hope original fans who don’t like the show won’t go around bashing those who do, however. After all, the series starring Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige isn’t going anywhere. We can all continue to enjoy it whenever we want, thanks to Netflix.
Original Charmed Fans
— Chucky💫 (@ChuckyStorms) October 15, 2018