“My soul is who I am and I signed it away willingly.” So what happens when we make that Faustian deal? Are we destined for darkness or can we still choose a path of light? For Sabrina Spellman, finding a balance between her mortal life and her witch one becomes that much more complicated in Part Two. Part Two features 9 episodes and they are all currently streaming on Netflix as of April 5th 2019.
After watching all of the episodes in one weekend, I can tell you that I am even more hooked than I was before. While Part One subtly dipped us into darkness, we have now submerged ourselves in it completely, as the gates of hell threaten everyone in Greendale. However, sometimes the most dangerous threat is staring back at us in the mirror. Do we embrace the darkness or do we continue to fight for good to prevail? Please note that major spoilers have been left out for your convenience so feel free to read away! My top 5 reasons to check out Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part Two are:
Part Two is darker.
The spells are darker, the threats are darker, and even the romance is. Sabrina embraces her life as a witch, but quickly realizes that she may no longer be able to balance it with her mortal life. We learn about dark prophecies and fears, as Part Two does not hold back. It gives us the perfect amount of horror and has quickly become one of my favorite shows about witches of all time.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer nostalgia.
Some fans of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina mentioned that they thought the show was similar to Buffy back in Part One. While I did see some similarities with certain episode plots, it still seemed far away from Buffy, which is one of my favorite series of all time and it’s difficult for a show to even come close to this for me. However, Part Two was a different story. We discover a lot about the gates of hell in Part Two, which will have you thinking about the hellmouth in Sunnydale. Also, Sabrina’s mortal friends come together and start helping out a lot more this season, reminding me a lot of the Scoobies in Buffy. Alexis Denisof (Wesley from Buffy and Angel) is a fun guest star and we also see a darker romance for Sabrina, which gave me a lot of Bangel feels. The end of Part Two will have you making some comparisons to “Becoming Part II” of Buffy, which is my favorite episode of all time. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is unique and can stand on its own, but I thoroughly enjoyed some of these parallels, which made me like the show even more.
All hail the Villainess, Ms. Wardwell.
One of my favorite characters on the show is Ms. Wardwell, better known as Lilith. In Part Two, her character is explored a lot more and she becomes even more entertaining, if that is possible. I always love a worthy villainess and while some of the Weird Sisters continue with their antics in Part Two, Ms. Wardwell takes the cake as a villainess you do not want to mess with. We get to understand a little bit more about her motives as well and her dynamic with Alexis Denisof’s character, Adam, is very entertaining.
I devoted a previous blog to Kiernan Shipka’s performance as Sabrina Spellman and even gave her my performance of the week. Kiernan elevates Sabrina’s character to something greater in Part Two. She is so convincing and she constantly challenges authority, proving to be a female role model one can look up to. Sabrina never shies away from a challenge and always speaks her mind and tries to do what she can to make a difference. She is so believable and strong, but she makes mistakes too, allowing us to relate to her that much more. I absolutely love seeing Sabrina’s character enter into more layers, as we get to peel back each one to discover more and more about who she is and who she is destined to be.
New and dangerous threats.
Part Two gives us so many new threats and a lot of twists and turns as well. Sabrina continues to be tested and we get a huge reveal later in the season, which will have you glued to your television. Even with all of the dangerous threats thrown Sabrina’s way, she continues to persevere. However, we quickly realize that Sabrina’s biggest threat may be herself, but are we ever truly able to separate our darkness from our humanity? Just when you think you have witnessed the Big Bad of Part Two, a new threat emerges, keeping us entertained and guessing until the very end. I fell in love with this series in Part One, but my love has now quickly become an obsession, which is a good thing. I hope you enjoy Part Two as much as I did and I absolutely recommend it. Ready to watch?
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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