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"Charmed" is a US television show that ran for eight seasons for a total of 178 episodes. The show was about three sisters, witches, who did not know they had magical powers until after the death of their grandmother, who raised them. The sisters - Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano, formerly of "Who's the Boss" fame) Halliwell - learn that they are, collectively, the most powerful witches of all time. In later seasons, half-sister Paige Matthews (same mother, different father, played by Rose McGowan), takes the place of Prue, who was killed off at the end of season three. This replacement was necessary since the sisters' powers were contingent on the Power of Three.
Although the show could never be accused of being a serious show about anything, critics generally gave the show favorable reviews, calling it enjoyable and fun. However, in the later seasons, those reviews changed to complaints that the show became a bit soap-ish and focused too much on the love lives of the heroines and not enough on the theme of witchcraft.
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The twist that Charmed offered is that their witches are not evil, but are good people.
The Halliwell sisters, living average lives, one day discover their witch nature, becoming the central plot of the show.
According to their mythology, the Charmed Ones are destined to protect the world from evil, as they are the most powerful witches of all time. Pressure, eh?
San Francisco is a city in northern California.
Prue was played by Shannen Doherty.
Prue started with line-of-sight telekinesis, then gradually developed this power so that her hand gestures could also make things move, still without touching the objects.
Piper was played by Holly Marie Combs.
Piper’s power is formally known as molecular immobilization. Fancy that.
Phoebe was played by Alyssa Milano.
Phoebe’s premonitions cover both past events and future foresights.
Since the three sisters were present in their ancestral home when Phoebe read from the Book of Shadows, the innocent passage became an incantation that activated their powers.
It is said that three Halliwell sisters need to be united to become the most powerful good witches ever.
Most of these evil characters seem to emanate from The Underworld, where their main enemy is supposed to come from.
Apparently, The Source is male.
The whitelighters, who have powers of their own, serve as protectors of good witches so no harm will befall them.
Darklighters not only fight whitelighters but they could also directly harm good witches.
Leo was played by Brian Krause.
The Council of Elders, easily referred to as The Elders, are technically the big bosses of the whitelighters.
Andy Trudeau was played by Ted King
Unfortunately, Detective Trudeau gets killed by a demon.
Darryl Morris was played by Dorian Gregory.
Technically, a lieutenant is higher in rank than a detective in US police ranking.
As a movement, Wicca is characterized by a combination of ancient pagan symbols/practices and spirituality-focused rituals, and its practitioners often disassociate it from typical organized religions of the world.
The Power of Three display their various powers with the aid of magical incantations, spells, and elements they read from their Book of Shadows.
The triquetra symbol is also called the “trinity knot” for it intersects three interconnected leaf-like shapes that appears without beginning or end.
The Triad is the group that sends the evil protagonists to kill the Halliwell sisters.
Cole was played by Julian McMahon.
Being half-human and half-demon, Cole Turner also has a few magic trick up his sleeves.
Cole and Phoebe eventually marry, but the sisters end up vanquishing him when he turns all evil on them. In fact, he gets vanquished many times by The Power of Three.
Prue’s death nearly destroyed the Charmed One’s bonding as the Power of Three, until a replacement arrived.
Paige was played by Rose McGowan.
Paige can move objects from one place to another using her mind and with the help of an utterance of a command.
Patty was played by Finola Huges.
Even in spirit form, Patty’s presence is still regarded by her daughters as poignant and important.
Directed by Andrew Fleming, this film was a box office hit during the '90s.