Lion of the Blogosphere

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

with 45 comments

It’s a recently released 10-episode Netflix series starring a cute-as-a-button blonde-haired 18-year-old white actress playing a 16-year-old spunky “witch.”

It has a very stylized gothic look, the entire town looks almost cartoonish in its creepiness, especially the house where Sabrina lives with her two aunts and cousin which does double-duty as a mortuary. The series has great visual appeal.

It takes place in an undetermined time in the past, maybe the early 1970s.

It also has some of the most extreme pandering to SJWism and “diversity” ever seen on the small screen.

Sabrina’s male cousin is both black and gay. Her two best friends are a black girl and a little dyke girl played by a transgender actor. Or actress. His/her true gender identity is kept secret by the internet, I could not figure it out.

Sabrina’s boyfriend Harvey is like a useless puppy dog. He’s either afraid of everything, or when he tries to prove his courage he gets himself into trouble and has to be saved by Sabrina. Harvey’s father is a mean bully who abuses him. The white male principal of the human high school is shown to be incompetent. Heterosexual white males are either incompetent and ineffective, or mean bullies, or repressed homosexuals.

Witches have extreme diversity. The white “high priest” has a black wife. The mean girls at Sabrina’s witch school are three creepy orphan sisters, a black girl, an Asian girl, and a token white girl. An Asian warlock at the school takes a romantic interest in Sabrina. (The Asian warlock is portrayed as a nice guy, which perhaps plays into the stereotype of Asian men being nice but sexually ineffectual.)

Initially I thought that all of the feminist stuff was satire, but then I realized that SJWs have no sense of humor like that.

On the other hand, the depiction of the “Church of Night” is definitely satire or parody of how SJWs think that religious Christians behave. Where a religious Christian might frequently say “praise Jesus,” or “praise the Lord” the witches sprinkle their speech with “praise Satan,” and “praise the Dark Lord.” I enjoyed this, but I also wondered why there is never a TV show that unironically depicts regular religious Christians.

I’m not sure who this series is aimed at. It’s definitely too sophisticated for teenagers to get it. Unlike Riverdale which is a much more conventional teen drama.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 5, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Television

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  1. So would you recommend it to your readers?

    Borat

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • I watched all 10 episodes.

      However, there are shows I’ve enjoyed a lot more. Like Travelers. Travelers is a great show and addictive.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • Travelers has been great. The 3rd season was suppose to be released by Netflix before the end of 2018. Where is it?

        MikeCA

        November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • Travelers is a good tip. It has a similar paranoid vibe to Orphan Black. Canadians are good at the low budget sci-fi thing.

        Peter Akuleyev

        November 12, 2018 at EST am

      • The budget is low, but the scripts and the acting are great.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 12, 2018 at EST am

  2. A while back someone did an exhaustive study of all the shows on TV, and which ones depicted religious people. The only show that had multiple re-occurring characters who were religious was Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. (The Simpsons probably didn’t count because it’s a cartoon) The list of shows where religion was portrayed positively was even shorter.

    In America today, about half of the country is fairly religious. They have almost no representation on TV. A tiny fraction is trans. I don’t own a TV, but 5 years ago, it seemed like every show had a gay character acting gay. Now there are probably orders of magnitude more trans TV characters than evangelical Christian characters.

    MoreSigmasThanYou

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • Now there are probably orders of magnitude more trans TV characters than evangelical Christian characters.

      The new outrage du jour is a non-trans actor portraying trans characters, which is called “transface.” It’s probably a good thing if that scares producers since it puts a cap on how much Hollywood can pander.

      Richard

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • “The Middle” was pretty good about presenting a normal church-going experience.

      CamelCaseRob

      November 6, 2018 at EST am

  3. You didn’t recognize the lead actress as Sally Draper from Mad Men?

    CamelCaseRob

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  4. I’ve seen two episodes and I’m still on the fence about it. The SJW stuff is normal for the current year. It’s not quite a parody of itself like this season’s Supergirl has become.

    What I find weird is that these are the witches of puritanical Salem’s nightmares. Yes, they really do worship Satan and these witches are also the occasional cannibals. And they’re the protagonists.

    Mike Street Station

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • Good is evil and evil is good. Everything is inverted with SJWs and their twisted ideology.

      Oswald Spengler

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:2”

        Robert the Wise

        November 6, 2018 at EST pm

    • Supergirl has completely jumped the shark. They’ve gone off the deep-end with the portrayal of humans being hostile to the aliens that have infested the Earth. They are really trying hard to make it seem as if the enemies don’t have a case despite:

      1) Most of the aliens arriving as a result of a prison breaching the phantom zone and crash-landing on Earth.

      2) Massive amounts of mayhem caused by one super-powered clown after another.

      3) Not one, but two, alien invasions that promised either enslavement of the entire planet or the conversion of the Earth into Krypton.

      It’s almost as if they have no idea what they are writing.

      In fact, there is a very good episode worth watching called “Agent Liberty” which chronicles the conversion of a liberal and open-minded history professor into an alien-hating vigilante.

      map

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • Actually, the episode is “Man of Steel.”

        map

        November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • Stay tuned next week when an alien “caravan” comes to Earth and Supergirl and the government wants to settle them across the mid-west, and only stupid bigots oppose thousands of aliens dumped in their home towns.

        Mike Street Station

        November 6, 2018 at EST am

    • Someone mentioned the original The Wicker Man, a great film that smug lefties invariably misinterpret as a story where the good guys win. Another excellent witch movie: The Witch or The VVitch. Set in Puritan times and the witches are real.

      Petronella

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • That’s interesting: you’re saying that because leftists see human-sacrificing pagans as good guys and Christians as bad guys, they think that in The Wicker Man the good guys win? I’ve never thought about it like that before.

        Hermes

        November 6, 2018 at EST pm

  5. I’m still watching it, on episode 4. Witches are degenerates, and they play this up self-consciously. The most corrupt are all females, and the WICCA club at school is the most sinsiter. Daniel Webster outsmarted the devil. Harvey is the opposite of being a degenerate and is important to keeping Sabrina from degenerating, too. The principal is an asshole, but he’s not Satan, and he’s not absolutely shown as a lesser problem than Satan. Even the witch headmaster so far has been authoritarian versus simply evil. The witches of the show are explicitly against white male protestants of New England and say so. However, the show also shows the horrors of a female dominated Wicca world. The show suggests that the best world is a compromise between the two.

    As for multiracial: witches are of course multicultural globalists. They can teleport, are immortal, and why should Satan only recruit whites? It’s the wholesome, heritage townspeople who are white Americans who are learning to adapt to diversity in both healthy and unhealthy ways.

    Fang eng

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • “he’s not absolutely shown as a lesser problem than Satan”
      Sorry, should be “absolutely shown to be a lesser evil than Satan.

      Spoiler:

      He is literally possessed by Satan, and the contrast of dealing with the principal and dealing with Satan is made stark.

      Fang eng

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • “As for multiracial: witches are of course multicultural globalists”

      Funny reversal of how things used to be; 1000 years ago it was the Christian church who were the globalists and the pagans who were the recalcitrant nativists resisting change.

      Prolier Than Thou

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • The church still is a problem when it comes to sane national policies, although the parishioners often have better sense than their pastors.

        Richard

        November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • Ever see the original Wicker Man? Where an Scottish Island reverts to paganism. Great movie.

        Curle

        November 5, 2018 at EST pm

      • “although the parishioners often have better sense than their pastors.”

        That’s how I’ve always read the denunciation of pharisees in the NT. There’s a tendency for greedy, narcissists to seek fame and power. And many end up as entertainers, politicians and religious leaders. It was a problem 2000 years ago and still is. One doesn’t have to be either religious or irreligious to recognize it. I’m also not trying to paint with too broad of a brush. I’m sure many people are very sincere.

        destructure

        November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  6. “Sabrina’s boyfriend Harvey is like a useless puppy dog. He’s either afraid of everything, or when he tries to prove his courage he gets himself into trouble and has to be saved by Sabrina.”

    In real life she would have dumped or at least LJBF’ed him.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  7. I’m now thinking when did actually this SJW-propaganda started in American TV and movies? I would date it to somewhere early 1990’s. In 1980’s we didn’t have this yet. In TV-series like Night Rider, Equalizer, McGyver etc. there’s no any of it. Not even in Twin Peaks yet. After that it started.

    At the time I didn’t understand this and it pretty much affected me in my teens in 1990’s. Now it all seems so obvious when I think all the TV-programs in 1990’s.

    tmmm

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • It started in the late 1980s. “Quantum Leap” (a 1989 series) is dripping in it. You mentioned MacGyver as a normie show, and maybe it started that way, but within a few years it was as daffy as anything. This is a scene from the 1989 episode “The Challenge Club”, which has this synopsis at IMDB: Ray, an ex-gang member, gets into some trouble with the police and a local shop owner. With the help of MacGyver, he unravels a racist community in the neighborhood surrounding the challenger’s club.

      1986 is maybe the inflection point. “North and South” was a 12-part miniseries that aired in 1985-86, half in 1985 and the remainder months later the following year. Parts 1-6 are relatively normal, although obviously made by Reagan-era liberals. But in 7-12 the series takes a huge leap in a cuck/SJW direction, so much so that it was hard to watch.

      Richard

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • “In 1980’s we didn’t have this yet.”

      Yes we did. TV show Thirty Something started in 1987. That show is where I first heard the term ‘politically correct’ used. A character chastised another for not being politically correct.

      Curle

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Thoughts on the midterms? Looking really bad for you guys. Consider the following:

    1. Georgia is going to elect a Black Female as governor

    2. Beto is going to beat Ted Cruz

    3. Republicans are going to lose the house and senate

    4. The youth are EXTREMELY progressive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz0H45F_c7c

    John P. Scott

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • The trolls are out in force today.

      You should stay home if it looks that good for you guys.

      map

      November 5, 2018 at EST pm

    • John P. Scott = Tin Y. Duck (in a comparatively sober frame of mind)

      ice hole

      November 6, 2018 at EST am

    • Hey, Tiny Dick, you forgot your standard, “White women want Men of Color” mantra. (snicker)
      White women want “men of color” as much as I want to catch AIDS. But tell yourself whatever you need to in order to keep from killing yourself. ;D

      Robert the Wise

      November 6, 2018 at EST pm

  9. “but I also wondered why there is never a TV show that unironically depicts regular religious Christians.”

    Now you’re just trolling.

    Curle

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  10. Apparently there are modern day “witches” and they’re all SJWs. For example, witches have been casting spells against Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh:
    https://www.vox.com/2017/6/20/15830312/magicresistance-restance-witches-magic-spell-to-bind-donald-trump-mememagic
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/brett-kavanaugh-hex-new-york-witches-protest-brooklyn-supreme-court-sexual-assault-a8594581.html

    It’s interesting to hear the show even got the “praise the X” terminology right because normally, the cultural left doesn’t understand conservative Christians at all. For example, over on the Straight Dope Message Board, where I lurk, which skews toward Boomer liberalism, they are always going off on how conservative Christians cite Leviticus to oppose homosexuality and how hypocritical that is. Every thread that touches on a culture-war issue will have numerous posters popping in saying “BTW, what is it with these right-wing Christians and their reliance on Leviticus? How come they’re still wearing mixed fibers and eating shellfish, hmm? How STUPID! What a bunch of COLOSSAL HYPOCRITES! If they claim to follow Leviticus, how come they’re not stoning gays to death, or for that matter, women who commit adultery? What a bunch of INSANE DESPICABLE RIGHT-WING TROGLODYTE BIGOTS!!!” They really seem to think this argument is their ace in the hole and they’ve got conservative evangelicals caught in this blatant self-contradiction that totally discredits their whole position. Meanwhile, in real life, I have never heard or read of an American conservative Christian citing Leviticus as an argument against homosexuality.

    Hermes

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  11. The clothing is interesting and I am torn on how what to think. Has anyone noticed they show no skin except for one scene when the 3 sisters are having an orgy? Sabrina wears a sleeper completely covering herself, her clothing covers her, no skin what so ever is shown. I don’t know if it is intentional as the “look” of the show or the beginning of a trend depicting females as fully clothing to reduce the amount of slut-y-ness in society and try to pull back on the degeneracy. I don’t watch much modern television so I am don’t know. Is it subtle propaganda or a style choice?

    RichardTheFist

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  12. Also, the final 10 minutes of the last episode make the previous 9 episodes irrelevant. Sabrina accepts the deal and what was the point of #resist ing? She is just some stupid little girl easily manipulated.

    RichardTheFist

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  13. i’m concerned lion may have been infected by rat lungworm after eating undercooked escargot at hooters.

    soul brother too beaucoup.

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  14. I see from Googling that this Netflix series is based on a comic book series, which in turn is a crossover with Archie. Were you aware of this? That would explain the show’s cartoonish look; they’re trying to recreate the look of a comic book. If you want to be really nerdy, you should review the comic book.

    Hermes

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  15. I’ve watched the first 2 episodes so far. I’m not very impressed. The story so far just doesn’t seem very interesting. I don’t know if i will watch any more of it.

    MikeCA

    November 5, 2018 at EST pm

  16. Is there anything on Netflix that has not been ruined by SJWs? Netflix seems worse than other Hollywood output.

    Roger

    November 6, 2018 at EST am

    • Wild Wild Country, a documentary, is excellent and carries a bunch of conservative themes.
      1) ethnically and culturally homogenous town invaded by foreigners and culturally opposite outsiders;
      2) foreigners and outsiders attempt complete takeover immediately with institution of their religious mores in the administration of municipal functions;
      3) foreigners and outsiders begin insidious attacks on natives.

      Curle

      November 6, 2018 at EST am

  17. Kiernan Shipka is the only reason I’ve found to watch this series so far. To see her in a much better bit of horror, check out The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

    Heinrich Zemo

    November 6, 2018 at EST am

    • I Googled the show, and found Kiernan Shipka’s Wikipedia page, where I read the following:

      Her family relocated to Los Angeles, California, when she was six to support her acting career.

      This echoes how Taylor Swift’s parents packed up and moved the whole family to Nashville to help her break into the country music industry. That is what canny, capable parents do when they have a child with the talent to have a self-actualizing career. Contrast this with my prole father’s reaction when, at age 16, I announced I wanted to be a writer: “You know how many people want to be writers? Everybody’s trying to get a book published! Remember that guy Matt Zamboni who did some work for me downtown? He spent 3 weeks working on a magazine article, and sold it for a hundred bucks! The only way you get something published is to know someone in publishing! You know someone publishing?”

      Hermes

      November 6, 2018 at EST pm

  18. Didn’t you guys see Sabrina the Teenage Witch with Melissa Joan Hart in the nineties? This is the same thing. I remember it as huge back then.Weren’t there even movies?

    val szczudlo

    November 6, 2018 at EST am

  19. Thanks for watching this stuff, so I don’t have to.

    Steve

    November 6, 2018 at EST am

  20. You think that’s bad, you should check out “Everything Sucks” on Netflix. It’s now cancelled but it has the most obviously contrived, diversity shoe-in I have ever seen. The star of the show is a black kid who hangs out with nerdy white kids and loves Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. He has a crush on an uptight, nerdy white girl. And like all happy endings, the black kid gets the nerdy white girl. (YEAH RIGHT)

    Yep…a black kid in the 90s into Nirvana and into nerdy white girls.

    I grew up in the late 90s and the few black kids at my school hung out with the other few blacks kids or the wigger white kids. They were more into gangster rap than anything else. Definitely not alternative rock bands from Seattle of all places.

    Anyway, he essentially stalks the white girl by following her home and recording her and watching videos of her non-stop but of course, it’s not portrayed as creepy because…well…he’s black, so it’s not creepy.

    There is the white girl’s school principal “doofus dad” and the black kids mom…who of course is wise and magical. The white girl’s dad and black kid’s mom eventually hook up. He needs to be tamed by the magical black woman in order to be fulfilled in life. White baby boomer parents wouldn’t let a black guy within a 100 yards of their daughter.

    Someone on my friends list posted the trailer for the show on facebook and I made an observation about how inaccurate it was to depict a black kid who was into Nirvana and hanging out with nerdy white kids. But yeah, I eventually got called a RACIST for pointing this out. We’re doomed.

    Ronald McDonald

    November 6, 2018 at EST pm


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