Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 3: The third season of Kiernan Shipka, Gavin Leatherwood, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis’ supernatural horror series started streaming on Netflix from Friday. After the successful and exciting season 2, fans had to wait for months to know what happens further.
The second season ends with a major revelation that Gavin Leatherwood’s character Nicholas Scratch aka Nick used to follow the Dark Lord aka Lucifer’s (played by Luke Cook) orders to lure Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) into his trap. Dark Lord intended to impregnate his daughter to gain more powers over all the worlds. However, Sabrina manages to put an end to all his plans when she crowns Lilith (played by Michelle Gomez) as the Queen of Hell. The second season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends with the loss of many lives of the students from the Academy of the Unseen Arts and the High Priest of Church of the academy Father Faustus Blackwood (played by Richard Coyle) absconding after being exposed.
Now that season 3 is out, read below to know what makes it worth watching and what it lacks:
Kiernan Shipka is incredible as Sabrina Spellman yet again. Her character has to deal with a sea of emotions. The actress manages to pull off every scene – emotional, heartbreak, happiness, furiousness with much-required conviction. Coming to Gavin’s character Nick, he excels in this season. After the Dark Lord captures his body to survive after made to weaken by his daughter, Nick’s rage is out of control and when he’s calm, it keeps you guessing. Kudos to Gavin for portraying the complexity with such an impeccable act. Michelle as Lilith and Miranda’s Zelda who have always been strong women forces in their respective ways have a lot to deal with in the third season and they impress you too.
2. Sabrina’s character development
Even though Kiernan is incredible in her ways, we wish the makers had shown Sabrina as powerful as she was in the second season. Sabrina was a badass in the second season but due to so many things on her platter this time, her character development seems stagnant. Considering she takes over a major responsibility and power which we won’t reveal, we wish more focus was given on that particular part.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showing us the tale of Greendale is based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. Considering it’s set in Greendale, which is known as a town of drama, mishaps and shocking events, we expect more and more twists and turns. In season 3 too, we are left flabbergasted but not so often. It happens only as the season is about to end. We wish the makers had maintained the same pattern of leaving us astonished in almost every episode as they did in the first two seasons.
4. Too much drama
There is so much unnecessary drama in this horror series that at times you feel like you are watching a typical teenage drama. It affects the narrative of the series and sometimes you wish to scroll ahead and skip those parts. Well, that isn’t something good because seriously, why would so much focus will be given on Sabrina running behind Nick and making him the centre of the universe almost every time?!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 3 will creep you out in parts but it isn’t up to the mark when it comes to horror. We blame the more focus on the different love stories and teenage drama which probably made the series feel lesser eerie.
However, the ending of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 3 is bang on. Just like season 2, you will be left stunned and impatient to know what happens to Sabrina, her family, friends and the academy. While it’s worth your time, but we expect one to sit patiently through the series till episode 6 when things unfold crazily.