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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When You Give A Girl A Dad

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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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