The series begins with three of the sisters, who have relationships, and friends. Each one of them finds that she has an extraordinary power. They suddenly discover that they are witches and must use that power to protect the innocent from the evil that may be inflicted on them. They try to maintain their family ties and overcome their demons.
[The] type of outwardly clunky dialogue only pays lip service to the feminist label, all while the characters must contend with an ice-dagger-throwing demon who looks like a budget version dreamed up by a Game of Thrones superfan.
The pilot has more of a balance of heavy emotion and lightness than I expected, and the most surprising thing about the new Charmed... is how it doesn't forget to be fun within a contemporary, #MeToo/#TimesUp context.
The pilot is also plagued by unsurprising twists, largely nondescript performances and some comically cornball special effects. I very much like the way Charmed sees itself and I hope it can become that show, even if it isn't there yet.
Although the change is jarring to longtime fans, the new show feels more modern, and far less campy, than the original. If the sisters can forge their own identities, maybe there's room for a second "Charmed" in fans' hearts.