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Investigating Charmed: The Magic Power of TV Stan Beeler

Investigating Charmed: The Magic Power of TV

Stan Beeler

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781282583306
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163 pages
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In 1998 the series Charmed, the story created by Constance M. Burge of three sisters who discover that they are powerful witches, first aired on the WB network. The series ran for eight series and into top-rating dvds, and has established aMoreIn 1998 the series Charmed, the story created by Constance M. Burge of three sisters who discover that they are powerful witches, first aired on the WB network. The series ran for eight series and into top-rating dvds, and has established a continuing presence as cult tv. The world of Charmed is distinctively one of female solidarity, with sisters Piper, Prudence, Phoebe and, with the death of Pru, half-sister Paige making up the power of three. In their crusade against the demonic population of their home city of San Francisco, the Halliwell sisters have also inherited their powers and The Book of Shadows through the female line. _x000D__x000D_The expert contributors to Investigating Charmed, all of them fans of the show, explore its nature as ground breaking tv. They debate the status of Charmed as third wave feminist narrative, as well as its upturning of notions of sexuality, and its creation of alternative forms of family life. The San Francisco setting is explored as is Charmeds brand of witchcraft and fantasy, its mythological antecedents and female heroes. Looking also at the fans relationship to the show, as well as its novelizations, fan fiction and blogs, the book on this fantastic magical show concludes with a complete Episode Guide _x000D_