Part three of the Netflix Original Chilling Adventures of Sabrina just landed and it is without a doubt the best season yet.
After a promising debut and second season, the Netflix show has finally hit its stride. Part three is weirder, darker, and more imaginative than ever before. Less focus is put on Sabrina’s human life and more focus is put on the weird and wonderful world of witchcraft and dark magic. This time, her human friends are taken on the journey with her in even more interesting and compelling ways.
In addition to introducing a host of unusual subplots, the third installment pays attention to worldbuilding and new mythology. It submerges viewers in a whole new world where anything goes and nothing is as it seems. At times, it feels as though Sabrina risks being too wild for its own good, delving into the weird for the sheer sake of it. This worry quickly fades once you let go of your expectations and allow yourself to become immersed in the story with all its quirks and charm.
In terms of the core plotline, Sabrina wastes no time kicking things off. Our teenage witch dives straight into the pits of hell where she finds Nick and discovers the repercussions of Lucifer’s fall. Pagan witches begin to rise up, threatening to summon the old gods and secure humanity’s doom. It’s all very dramatic.
The stakes may be higher this time around, but this is not at the expense of the show’s initial charm. The horror is still mixed in with a healthy dose of teenage angst and young romance, it’s just mixed in with more death and destruction. Theo finally gets a love interest, pop references are continuously fired, and the cast unveils a series of emotional moments in the face of literal hell and hell on earth.
All in all, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has earned its place in the camp horror hall of fame. The series remains brilliantly witty, charming, and continues to reach new heights of imagination. As far as we are concerned, season four can’t come soon enough.