Sabrina’s Dark World arrived with new and awaited episodes on Netflix after a good debut on the platform in 2018. And in this new wave, Sabrina delves into its own mythology, answers some answers left open in part 1, but at the same time, it messes up everything we’ve seen and been presented so far in the series.
The characters remain the same, we have little news, but even so, Sabrina’s Dark World seems to suffer a little rightly and exactly with that. If, in part 1, the writers knew how to dose the human side with the witch side of the character, here, in part 2, it all goes to space, or rather, to hell.
By embracing your “dark” side, Sabrina finally promised to show us more about the Academy of Occult Arts, and the witch, finally, would give us her most rebellious side. This happens in parts. And thanks, especially, when the producers get the girl together, with the wizard Nick (Gavin Leatherwood) and with the trio of Strange Sisters that gain more space in the new episodes. So, in these new episodes, Sabrina dominates her powers more, and this, as a consequence, increases the scale of problems that the witch gets into.
At the same time that Sabrina says “I’m Sabrina Spellman ” every 5 minutes, Sabrina’s Dark World, deals with a word that permeates most episodes: excess.
In this part 2, we have episodes in excess and that seem to be there, just to fulfill the table. Thus, the new wave is marked by the delay in finding its light and engaging the plot in these 9 new episodes. What was supposed to be a deepening within the wizarding side of the character, and the series, in general, ends up showing that the writers did not know how to deal very well with the vast and gigantic world of Sabrina, the Academy and the mortal college ( that doesn’t even play for the background, for the room and look there.)
Sabrina’s Dark World, plays characters to the side, without the least modesty, and who are literally without any role in the plot. Those who suffer the most are human friends, who even have a development here and there, especially Susie, now Theo (Lachlan Watson) and Roz (
Jaz Sinclair) with his family powers and curse. But when something relevant happens, the story just seems to remember our main characters and make Greendale the center of the universe.
We took 3 episodes for the writers to set us back in the plot, and the trio 1 × 12 – Epiphany, 1 × 13 – Sabrina Spellman’s passion and 1 × 14 – Lupercáliainteresting as they are, they show nothing much new and add little to the overall plot.
And when the story engages, we are thrown into the long and tedious, season filler, the 1 × 15 – Dr. Cerebus’ prophecies. Of course, the season seems to find its broom and fly around, with a very agile pace, following the 1 × 16 – Blackwood until the 1 × 18 – The Miracles of Sabrina Spellman, which show the duel between the visions of Sabrina and Father Blackwoood (Richard Coyle) within the Church.
So, as we said, the mythology of the series gains a gas, after all, we have, the introduction of the Great Council of Wizards, to Anti-Pope (Ray Wise, great escalation) and details of the troubled relationship between Lilith, still in the skin of Mrs. Wardwell (Michelle Gomez, great), and the Lord of Darkness (which appears face, goat leg and butt out in its full glory in the final episodes, played by the actor Luke Cook).
Thus, O Sabrina’s Dark World he continues to talk about topics such as machismo, the position of women and several important issues, and also opens space for more romance, and to become even more eccentric. But, in this part 2, everything is very slow, things do not develop as fast as they should, and the bows and characters are resolved and developed in a strange way to what we already saw in part 1.
The writers have not lost their hand (not today, Statan!) with new episodes of Sabrinait just seems that they took a path bigger than their legs, and that maybe, it was the fault of the producers’ agreements to make a complete season, with 22 episodes.
What we do know is that The dark world (is enchanting!) from Sabrina, lost some of its charm, as well as, the idea of joining Harvey (Ross Lynch) and Roz to give functions to both characters, but, the talent of Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis, who carry the series on their backs, help the production a lot, especially when we arrive at the end of the season, where the duo of episodes 1 × 19 – The Mandrake and 1 × 20 – Waltz with the Devil they give gas to the series to finish its plots of that first year and to go for new ways.
So, we are waiting for Sabrina’s new adventures!