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"Harry Potter" has been a staple of modern literature since publishing began in the 90's, and the movies are some of the best film adaptations out there. While the movies get a lot right, they also missed the mark on quite a bit, too. One of the most disappointing differences between the books and movies is the erasure of Ginny Weasley. Here are five reasons Ginny was way cooler in the books.
1. She's actually relevant to the plot.
Yeah, she's in the movies, but her significance is debatable. She gets rescued in "Chamber of Secrets" but outside of that, she doesn't do much. In the books, she's always trying to keep up with Harry and her older brother, Ron, and is a powerful addition to the team.
2. She's got spunk.
Movie Ginny is exceptionally lacking in personality. She has some good lines but they don't really compare to her jokes in the books, where's she's always talking back to Ron, Fred, and George, and she's not afraid to speak her mind.
3. She makes Harry happier than he's ever been.
There's no arguing: Harry's life kinda sucks, but the time he's with Ginny in "Half-Blood Prince" is so happy and we just don't see that as much in the movies.
4. She's got great lines.
In the movie, Ginny stays pretty quiet, but in the books, her words have a more meaningful effect and pack a powerful punch.
5. She's a GREAT witch.
We get glimpses of her awesome power in the movie, but from her powerful Reductor Curse to her perfectly-executed Bat-Bogey Hex, Ginny is pretty kick-ass.
Yeah, Movie Ginny is great and Bonnie Wright's portrayal is perfect, but so much of her character that we love in the book goes unseen in the movies.
For months, rumors flew about a Netflix original spinoff of the CW's teen drama "Riverdale." The internet buzzed over whether Selena Gomez would play the lead or if it would follow suit of the original starring Melissa Joan Hart. Netflix finally announced the series on the first of December.
Sabrina is coming to Netflix and she might just out-brood Jughead. Don't @ me about talking cats (yet)As "Riverdale" took from Archie Comics, the untitled "Sabrina" series will be based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics. Vastly different from the light-hearted "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," the reboot will follow "Riverdale's" lead of dark themes but with a supernatural twist.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December">https://twitter.com/netflix/status/936688598954291... 1, 2017
"Mad Men's" Kiernan Shipka will revive the role of Sabrina Spellman in the two, 10-episode seasons. There is no doubt that Shipka will be able to take on the dark role as she has dealt with serious subject matter during her time as Sally Draper.
As reported by Deadline, we can expect the plot to follow a coming-of-age story in which puts Sabrina as a sophomore navigating Baxter High with the help of her powers.
If we refer to the comics, witchcraft will be taken to another level - "American Horror Story: Coven" style. Alright, not quite so violent and horrific. However, the graphic novel includes elements like sacrifices and Satan-worshipping, the whole nine yards. If this tells you anything, the series is said to be influenced by the horror films Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist.
"Riverdale" creator, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, tweeted out the following concept sketch for the upcoming, witchy show.
First concept art for #sabrina is coming in and looks FANTASTIC & chilling. Thrilled to be working with @Malicebot. pic.twitter.com/r0wJipEmTJ
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) December">https://twitter.com/WriterRAS/status/9440914084319... 22, 2017
Moreover, speculators believe Sabrina may make an appearance in Riverdale. After all, Jason Blossom took a trip to Greendale during the pilot episode, which happens to be the half-witch, half-mortal's hometown.
Nevertheless, the new Netflix Original Series is bound to bring some magic into viewers' lives.