History Series / Charmed

28th Jun '17 9:35:38 PM PaulA
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** Eighth season episode "Mr. & Mrs. Witch" is, obviously, a sendup of ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', but with Billie and Christy's parents as the assassins.

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** Eighth season episode "Mr. & Mrs. Witch" is, obviously, is a sendup of ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', but with Billie and Christy's parents as the assassins.
23rd May '17 4:56:42 PM silverman2020
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**The buisnessman and Piper when possessed by Terra. This could also apply to other possessions in the series [[AmbiguousSituation (maybe.)]]
10th May '17 7:43:38 PM timotaka
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* InformedAbility: Phoebe gets hired long-term to write the relationship advice column at a newspaper after a stint at ghostwriting it earlier because everybody thought she was so great at it, and gushing over her column continues afterwards. The examples that are shown of her advice is actually quite trite. She also guest hosts a talkshow once, and again people are saying she was amazing, while her shown behaviour in the studio was shockingly amateurish.
8th May '17 8:18:56 AM CosmicFerret
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''Charmed'' can be divided into two sets of seasons. Seasons 1-3 are the 'Prue Years' featuring Shannen Doherty as the eldest Halliwell sister Prue. Doherty left the show after that season and Creator/RoseMcGowan was cast as sister Paige for seasons 4-8.

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''Charmed'' can be divided into two sets of seasons. Seasons 1-3 are the 'Prue Years' featuring Shannen Doherty Creator/ShannenDoherty as the eldest Halliwell sister Prue. Doherty left the show after that season and Creator/RoseMcGowan was cast as sister Paige for seasons 4-8.



** The Cleaners are this, as well. Shannen Doherty may have wanted off the show, but still doesn't explain their only showing up NOW.

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** The Cleaners are this, as well. Shannen Doherty Creator/ShannenDoherty may have wanted off the show, but still doesn't explain their only showing up NOW.



* TakeThat: In season 3, they seemed to be throwing these toward Shannen Doherty as Prue is PutOnABusToHell. In "Sin Francisco", she was possessed by the Deadly Sin of Pride, turning her into a raging egomaniac. "Look Who's Barking" turns her into a literal female dog, and she also was responsible for destroying Piper's wedding in "Just Harried." It seemed like everybody was grateful to see her leave.

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* TakeThat: In season 3, they seemed to be throwing these toward Shannen Doherty Creator/ShannenDoherty as Prue is PutOnABusToHell. In "Sin Francisco", she was possessed by the Deadly Sin of Pride, turning her into a raging egomaniac. "Look Who's Barking" turns her into a literal female dog, and she also was responsible for destroying Piper's wedding in "Just Harried." It seemed like everybody was grateful to see her leave.
23rd Apr '17 2:23:06 PM nombretomado
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** In other possible shout-outs to TelevisionWithoutPity, recapper Demian at least once per recap expressed his dislike of the character Leo, referred to the supposedly omnipotent Elders as "the ever-useless Elders" due to their apparent inability or unwillingness to help the protagonists. In the episode "Lucky Charmed," Piper refers to the "Fricking ever-useless Elders!" In "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father," the demon-of-the-week is determined to kill Leo, and is named "Damien." [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/charmed/the-courtship-of-wyatts-father/4/ And oh, didn't he love that.]]

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** In other possible shout-outs to TelevisionWithoutPity, Website/TelevisionWithoutPity, recapper Demian at least once per recap expressed his dislike of the character Leo, referred to the supposedly omnipotent Elders as "the ever-useless Elders" due to their apparent inability or unwillingness to help the protagonists. In the episode "Lucky Charmed," Piper refers to the "Fricking ever-useless Elders!" In "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father," the demon-of-the-week is determined to kill Leo, and is named "Damien." [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/charmed/the-courtship-of-wyatts-father/4/ And oh, didn't he love that.]]
9th Apr '17 3:44:14 PM RyanofTinellb
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** Post-Cole Prue has several relationships where she keeps things at a distance, and has to learn to allow herself to let go and fall in love. And then it repeats all over again come her next boyfriend.

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** Post-Cole Prue Phoebe has several relationships where she keeps things at a distance, and has to learn to allow herself to let go and fall in love. And then it repeats all over again come her next boyfriend.
8th Apr '17 10:13:21 AM Xtifr
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'''''Charmed''''' is a show that ran from 1998-2006, wherein three UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco-based [[{{Action Girl}} girl-power]] witch sisters vanquish demons through the triple powers of CGI, rhymes, and lots of cleavage, whilst dealing with personal relationship drama.

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'''''Charmed''''' ''Charmed'' is a show that ran from 1998-2006, wherein three UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco-based [[{{Action Girl}} girl-power]] witch sisters vanquish demons through the triple powers of CGI, rhymes, and lots of cleavage, whilst dealing with personal relationship drama.
11th Mar '17 10:42:18 PM partner555
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* MuggleMageRomance: Over the course of the show, the sisters had relationships with ordinary men, with varying degrees of success.
29th Jan '17 8:04:27 PM NOYB
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* AmazonBrigade: The Valkyries in season 6.

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* AmazonBrigade: The Valkyries in season Season 6.



** A second form of astral projection is the ability to create an intangible, invisible spectral form. This is used by season one villain Rex, who can implant hypnotic suggestions this way, and by Barbas, who uses this form to make people's fears reality.

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** A second form of astral projection is the ability to create an intangible, invisible spectral form. This is used by season one a Season 1 villain Rex, who can implant hypnotic suggestions this way, and by Barbas, who uses this form to make people's fears reality.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The season 5 finale turns the sisters into Greek Goddesses. Paige had red hair at the time and Phoebe's was turned blonde with Piper keeping hers brown. Paige hersef also cycled through all the colors having black hair in season 4, red in season 5, blonde in season 6 and brown for the rest of the series.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The season 5 finale turns the sisters into Greek Goddesses. Paige had red hair at the time and Phoebe's was turned blonde blond with Piper keeping hers brown. Paige hersef also cycled through all the colors having black hair in season 4, red in season 5, blonde blond in season Season 6 and brown for the rest of the series.



* ChekhovsGunman: A retroactive example. Season 2 reveals that Patty had an affair with her whitelighter Sam. In season 4 when they have to introduce Paige as a long-lost sister, Sam being her father prevented it from being a complete AssPull.

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* ChekhovsGunman: A retroactive example. Season 2 reveals that Patty had an affair with her whitelighter Sam. In season Season 4 when they have to introduce Paige as a long-lost sister, Sam being her father prevented it from being a complete AssPull.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Downplayed with Elise Rothman; either this or CharacterisationMarchesOn. In season 4, she's the boss from hell. By the end of season 5, she and Phoebe appear to be good friends.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Downplayed with Elise Rothman; either this or CharacterisationMarchesOn. In season Season 4, she's the boss from hell. By the end of season Season 5, she and Phoebe appear to be good friends.



** In fact, all the sisters have developed at least one power this way: Piper learnt to freeze time initially when Jeremy tried to stab her in the face, Prue got her empathy under control just as a demon was about to murder her sister, Paige orbed for the first time in the just as she was about to crash into a lorry (as well as the aforementioned healing) and Phoebe's levitation has already been discussed. In season 9, [[spoiler: when the source attacks, not only does Piper's molecular combustion power also develop radically but Paige gains the power to form an "orb shield" (basically a force field with added sparkles)]].

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** In fact, all the sisters have developed at least one power this way: Piper learnt to freeze time initially when Jeremy tried to stab her in the face, Prue got her empathy under control just as a demon was about to murder her sister, Paige orbed for the first time in the just as she was about to crash into a lorry (as well as the aforementioned healing) and Phoebe's levitation has already been discussed. In season Season 9, [[spoiler: when the source attacks, not only does Piper's molecular combustion power also develop radically but Paige gains the power to form an "orb shield" (basically a force field with added sparkles)]].



** Blinking is mentioned in "The Witch Is Back" to be a power that was copied from a witch. Later on blinking is considered the default warlock power - to the degree that Phoebe and Piper doing it in season 3 is an indicator that something is wrong.

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** Blinking is mentioned in "The Witch Is Back" to be a power that was copied from a witch. Later on blinking is considered the default warlock power - to the degree that Phoebe and Piper doing it in season Season 3 is an indicator that something is wrong.



** By the end of season four, the sisters have lost one of their own, but in the process defeated the Triad far earlier than they were supposed to. The Angel of Destiny offers them a life without magic as reward, but they refuse. In season eight, Leo was supposed to have been killed, and the grief would spur them to fight much like the loss of Prue did. Piper, however, convinced the Angel of Destiny to only temporarily take away Leo, who was eventually returned to them. This time the Triad, among others, were KilledOffForReal.

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** By the end of season four, the sisters have lost one of their own, but in the process defeated the Triad far earlier than they were supposed to. The Angel of Destiny offers them a life without magic as reward, but they refuse. In season eight, Season 8, Leo was supposed to have been killed, and the grief would spur them to fight much like the loss of Prue did. Piper, however, convinced the Angel of Destiny to only temporarily take away Leo, who was eventually returned to them. This time the Triad, among others, were KilledOffForReal.



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Although both naturally brunette, Phoebe and Paige dyed their hair blonde (Phoebe in season 3, Paige in season 6) and their characters fit the trope. It's worth noting that Prue's future self was shown to be blonde where she was the sexy, powerful and successful business woman. Piper also wore a blonde wig when she dressed up as Glinda.

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Although both naturally brunette, brunet, Phoebe and Paige dyed their hair blonde blond (Phoebe in season Season 3, Paige in season Season 6) and their characters fit the trope. It's worth noting that Prue's future self was shown to be blonde blond, where she was the sexy, powerful and successful business woman. Piper also wore a blonde blond wig when she dressed up as Glinda.



* OneHourWorkWeek: Somewhat acknowledged as many episodes have the sisters struggle to balance demon hunting with their work schedules. Subverted later on in the show; Prue works as a freelance photographer after quitting her job at Bucklands. She's at least seen with a camera in various episodes, with references to various photoshoots. Piper is justified because she owns a nightclub and so doesn't have to be there all the time; she has people to help her run it. She's also frequently shown bartending at night - allowing her to hunt demons during the day. Phoebe doesn't work until late season 4 and by season 6 she has billboards and is making appearances on talk shows - so her working on the column from home is acceptable. Paige is frequently shown at her social worker job in season 4 but quits to focus on her witch duties. She does temp jobs in season 6 and a lot of magical problems seem to revolve around the jobs themselves. In season 7 she's working at Magic School - so no one there will question a Charmed One rushing out to fight demons.

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* OneHourWorkWeek: Somewhat acknowledged as many episodes have the sisters struggle to balance demon hunting with their work schedules. Subverted later on in the show; Prue works as a freelance photographer after quitting her job at Bucklands. She's at least seen with a camera in various episodes, with references to various photoshoots. Piper is justified because she owns a nightclub and so doesn't have to be there all the time; she has people to help her run it. She's also frequently shown bartending at night - allowing her to hunt demons during the day. Phoebe doesn't work until late season 4 and by season 6 she has billboards and is making appearances on talk shows - so her working on the column from home is acceptable. Paige is frequently shown at her social worker job in season 4 but quits to focus on her witch duties. She does temp jobs in season Season 6 and a lot of magical problems seem to revolve around the jobs themselves. In season 7 she's working at Magic School - so no one there will question a Charmed One rushing out to fight demons.
30th Nov '16 11:44:10 AM thewhitefairy
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* DropInCharacter: Dan and Jenny Gordon, especially in the first episodes of season 2. Later partly justified in that Dan dated one of the sisters, but he still often use the excuse of YourDoorWasOpen.
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