Something Wicca This Way Comes, 70's style.

Something Wicca This Way Comes, 70's style.

Hear now the words of the witches The secrets we hid in the night. The oldest of gods are invoked here The great work of magic is sought. ... In this night and in this hour I call upon the ancient power. Bring your powers to we sisters three! We want the power. Give us the power. -Phoebe Halliwell (Season 1, episode 1 of Charmed).
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"Charmed” written by Constance M. Burge who also brought us “Royal Pains” and “Ally McBeal”. The show became possible by the infamous executive producer Aaron Spelling (1923-2006). “Charmed” ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. The show started out on the WB and continued on when the CW took over. The story is of three sisters who received their powers (Telekinesis, Molecular Immobilization and Premonition) after their grandmother died. They discovered that they are the prophesied “Charmed” ones, witches who battle evil forces.

Constance M. Burge headed the story by writing about her own family dynamics. Constance has two older sisters, Edi and Laura (Lucas, 1999). The” Charmed” story is about the bond of three sisters. Constance left “Charmed” after season two due to creative differences with producer Brad Kern.

The cancellation of “Charmed” did not sit well with the fans nor the actors. All the contracts for the stars of the show were up, instead of announcing the end of the show, the network announced they canceled the show. Entertainment Weekly did an interview with the three sisters about the shows end. Alyssa Milano stated that, “It’s a really weird thing, and I haven’t been able to articulate it no matter how many times I’ve had a conversation about it.” Holly Marie Combs said, “I was in a great deal of denial.” Rose McGown told EW, “They made a big announcement that we were canceled. I’m like, how is it possible to cancel something that doesn’t exist.” (Vary, 2006).

“Charmed” is not only a series on television (watch the series on Netflix) but series of books published by Simon & Schuster (1999-2008) and HarperCollins since 2015. The season ended in television form with season eight, the comic books picked up season nine and ten thanks to Zenescope Entertainment. The comic books bring's back the spirit of Prue Halliwell, the elder sister who died at the end of Season three. The story of the “Charmed” ones continues on with new comics coming out this year thanks to Dynamite.

Alyssa Milano is Phoebe Halliwell (the power of Premonition), the youngest of the three sisters from seasons one through three. She became the middle sister at the start of season four. But, Alyssa Milano did not always play the part. The pilot episode of “Charmed” had someone else playing the role of Phoebe Halliwell, Lori Rom . The reason behind Lori’s departure is unsure. There are rumors of conflicting schedules, not getting along with the cast, to religious views. No matter the reason for Lori’s departure, rest a sure Alyssa Milano is Phoebe Halliwell.


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Shannen Doherty played Prue Halliwell (the power of Telekinesis), the eldest of the three sisters. She did a great job being the strong and focused sister of the three. She left the show after season 3. Why she left is still unknown, but Shannen’s “feud” with Alyssa Milano is the main “rumor reason” behind the departure.

The departure of Shannen left an opening. The “Charmed” ones known for being the “Power of Three.” Without the “Power of Three,” there are no “Charmed” ones. The writers could fix this problem that touched upon in Season two, episode eight title “P3 H2O” where the girls face the water demon that killed their mother. They found out that their mother was in love with her White Lighter. A witch and a white lighter are not to be together. The result of this forbidden love is a child named Paige (Power of Orbing), played by Rose McGowan, who is adopted by the Matthews family. Paige, drawn to the three sisters, visited P3 many times and watched the sisters from afar. In Season Four, Paige finds out she is their sister as a half-witch, half-white lighter. The “Charmed” ones are now “Charmed” again.



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Holly Marie Combs played Piper Halliwell (power of Molecular Immobilization), the middle sister of the three. Piper has a natural talent for the culinary arts. Piper is the one that can look at both sides of the story and try to reason everything out. In season four she became the eldest sister and a motherly figure in the show. At the end of the series running, she becomes the matriarch of the family.

All three sisters have children and Piper broke the mold of a Halliwell only having girl children when she gave birth to her two sons. This lead us to some story lines about the children and what the world would be when the children are adults. When the show ended, it sparked an outcry from the fans to have a continuation of the “Charmed” series featuring the children of the “Charmed” ones. Fans are also wanting a “Charmed” movie. As of right now the fans will see none of those soon, those stories are left to the fan fiction sites. The CW announced on January 5th, 2017 that Jennie Urman, creator of "Jane the Virgin" along with Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, are working with CW in bringing back “Charmed”. CW has said little about the re-imagining of the “Charmed" series, but we know it is set in the mid to late 70’s, starting off in 1976. Ben Silverman, Jessica O’Toole, and Amy Rardin will be executive producers and Brad Siberling will be one of the directors.



How the story will go, we do not know. My imagination is telling me it can be about three sisters in the 70’s instead of 1998-2006. It is also popping in my head it could be the story of Penny (Grams) and Patricia (mother) dealing with Paige being given up for adoption to protect her and protecting the other three sisters, with 1978 being about Grams dealing with the death of her daughter, binding the children and raising them.

What are your feelings of Charmed? How do you feel about this “re-boot?” What do you think the 70’s version of “Charmed” will be about?

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


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24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

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28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

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31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

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33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


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11 Things To Never Say To A Retail Worker

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I've worked in retail for years, and some of the things i've heard are truly ridiculous. While i love helping customers find their perfect item, here are some thing's i've been asked or told by customers that made me want to hide in the break room.

1. "Can you watch my child?"

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Hmm so I can double check if you like but i'm pretty sure when i signed up for this job i didn't sign up to be a babysitter as well. Sorry.

2. "Can you check the back?"

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A solid 99% of the time when someone asks if there is more stock of an item in the back, the employee has already checked the back for that item in the same day. Our job is to help people buy things, and we are typically rewarded for making more sales. So trust us, if we say we're out of an item then we are out of it.

3. "I'm never shopping here again"

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Well it's been a pleasant experience knowing you.

4. "Excuse me, I've been waiting in line for a long time"

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Yes, wow you are correct. In fact, let me just ignore everyone who was here before you and help you first.

5. "The item isn't scanning? It must be free!"

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Fake laughing at customers jokes is a big part of the job, but I've heard this so many times at this point it physically hurts to bring myself to laugh.

6. "May I use this coupon even though it's expired"

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Fun fact, we actually just put those expiration dates for fun. Yeah, no.

7. "Can I use your employee discount"

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Yes, random person I've just met. I will completely risk loosing my job to help you get 20% off your purchase today.

8. "This item was on the clearance rack and I won't pay full price for it"

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I can completely understand that it's frustrating since you thought the item was at a discounted price, but that doesn't mean i can magically change the price for you.

9. "Do you work here"

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No, i just bought the store uniform from a thrift shop and then come to the store to fool people like you.

10. "No, my card is not getting declined. It must be you"

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11. "Why does [insert store product] cost so much?"

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Just a warning, you may need to sit down for this one. Retail workers actually don't control the prices fo store products. Shocking, right?

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