Forever Charmed

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, In this hour. I call upon the Ancient Power.
Bring your powers to we sisters three…
We want the power…
Give us the power…

There have been a few shows that I have been watching unfailingly. The number 1 among them is a series from the WB called CHARMED. I am comfortable in saying I have never missed an episode. The show is about three sisters who discover that they are witches with powers, which they use to fight off demons. My dark personality has attracted me to the concept of witchcraft and “magick” powers. The show started with a dark tone. Just like Buffy, the vampire slayer but slowly became a lighter more family oriented program. Unfortunately, despite countless requests and petitions to keep the show on air, the series finally ended. The series finale episode was televised on May 21, 2006. I downloaded the finale episode from the internet because I just couldn’t wait to watch it (because it takes a while before it is shown in the Philippines).

I loved the cast the show had. The initial three sisters were Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty), Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano). But as the show went on, Prue was replaced with the youngest sister Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan), thus the Charmed Ones. Leo (Brian Krause) was their “white lighter” a guardian and their healer when wounded from a battle. There are more cast members but they are the main characters of the story.

“So much has happened over the last eight years, so much has been gained and lost, still in some way I feel like my life is just beginning. And it was.” – Phoebe Haliwell

I sat in front of my computer for hours, with a blank document in front of me. I didn’t know how to write this post. I felt like I was doing a eulogy for a show I lost or doing a tribute to an Icon which I have astonishingly loved all of my life. I wanted it to be the latter so that it doesn’t sound too morbid! Lol! The show radiated with hope and courage. It taught its fans the idea that anything is possible. It made the magical world seem so comprehensible. I even remember in high school when I (along with some friends) tried to make a pseudo Book of Shadows (spell book)! LOL! As I watched the ending, I felt like the eight years I devoted to the show was worth it. I loved every episode. Form the first ever episode (October 7, 1998), where Phoebe recited the spell to get their powers (passage at the beginning of this post) to the series finale, vanquishing the ultimate evil. The first spell they “casted” together as the Charmed Ones was, “The power of three will set us free.” I was asked by a friend which one was my favorite. It took me some time before I could answer. If I was to choose one, it would be the series finale episode. As the Brad Kern (Executive Producer) said, “It is an ending, all Charmed fans will be proud of”. What I loved about the ending was that you get to see all of the important characters from the entire 8 seasons, except for two of them, which is sad but they are still remembered and mentioned in the finale. The ending scene was the show’s signature closing effect which sealed the deal for me. Sheer poetry! Lol!

Charmed was one of my addictions…I am having difficulty writing this because I am currently experiencing withdrawal symptoms. I am sure I will desire for it in the future. My only consolation is that I can watch the whole 8 seasons again when I feel like it. As they always say, “All good things must come to an end”, and Charmed ended with a BANG!

Please take time to watch this. It's a good video whether or not you have been watching Charmed. its quality is not the best, but it will do. lol!

So, with the show in mind and a heavy heart, I’m saying goodbye to a show that has been a great companion. It’s painful saying goodbye, it’s so hard to see them go (ang corny!). But who knows, a similar show will be made or even better, a spin off! Lol!

I think I’m speaking for all Charmed fans out there when I say, THANK YOU! Thank you for 8 amazing years of entertainment. For letting us be part of the magic that is Charmed. For the laughter and the tears, for the spells and the potions. For everything… In our hearts, just like the title of the episode, the show is and will be, FOREVER CHARMED!

“Although we certainly had our struggles and heartaches over the years, we’re a family of survivors and we will always be. Which is why we’ve truly been…CHARMED” – Piper Haliwell