Parents' Guide to

Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

CGI reimagining presents sexier heroine, darker themes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

A lesson of the life for kids

I think it is educational and creative animated series. The series presents a teenager who learns from mistakes, repairing later. Children learn to express their ideas freely, to be responsible, ambitious and fair, and Sabrina is a good example for them.
age 18+

Not for kids

Quite shocked to see the producers of Sabrina let their wonderful talent on the original cartoon (available on Netflix and shows sometimes on Saturday mornings, don't know what happen) go to waste with this provocative cartoon.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Contrary to two previous cartoons designed around this amicable character, SABRINA: SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH takes plenty of liberties with the time-tested formula originally laid out in the long-running Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. She still lives with her two eccentric aunts, she still tries to stay incognito among her human friends, and she's still prone to magical mishaps, but the introduction of deliberate troublemakers adds a new and slightly darker element of uncertainty to the show. What's more, not only are Enchantra and Shinji working against Sabrina, they've also planted a spy and resident saboteur -– her cat, Salem (Ian James Corlett) –- in her midst.

Also new to this series is a surprising lack of consequences for Sabrina's actions, particularly when they draw her unsuspecting human friends into the magical fray. Here she spends less time working out solutions to predicaments that put her friends at risk and more time worrying about catching the eye of the boy she likes, and her lack of attention rarely seems to matter to the story's outcome. Add to this a noticeably sexier look to the female characters, and it's clear that this incarnation warrants some careful consideration for the kid crowd.

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