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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Premiere Recap – The First of the Eldritch Terrors (4×01)

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All may be calm, but all is not bright when Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns for its fourth and final season on Netflix. 

2020 may not have been the best, but we were lucky enough to get two seasons of the series in the span of one year. 

The beginning of the end introduces audiences to a rather calm Greendale; it’s so calm that the Fright Club hasn’t had a reason to get together and Sabrina is actually questioning her decision to stay in this realm rather than reign as the Queen of Hell. She even entertains the idea of paying Sabrina Morningstar a quick visit in Hell, but Ambrose immediately shuts it down informing his Coz that there may be cataclysmic dangers to the two of them being in the same place at the same time. 

Without no evil to ward off, Sabrina is feeling rather useless and alone, especially as all her friends are coupled up. Roz and Harvey are still smitten with each other, Puck and Theo are still going strong, and Nick and Prudence are heating up. So, it’s not surprising that Sabrina is feeling single AF. 

To curb her boredom, Hilda gives her a not-so-brilliant idea: give the Fright Club a spooky reason to get back together. 

With Salem’s help, Sabrina conjures up Bloody Mary a.k.a everyone middle school millennial’s biggest fear. The show’s Bloody Mary works similarly to the urban legend that floated throughout the halls: if you say “Bloody Mary” three times in the mirror and she shows up. 

When Billy takes to the halls screaming after his encounter with the frightening, bloodied ghost, the Fright Club doesn’t waste time eagerly leaping back into action to protect their town. 

However, despite Bloody Marry’s chilling demeanor, the whole scene is rather anti-climatic.

After the Fright Club successfully helped fend off the Pagan’s, this “threat” is like beginner’s monster-hunting for them. 

Related: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4 Easter Eggs and Nods to ‘Riverdale’

Harvey, who gets all of Bloody Mary’s guts splattered on him in a moment he calls “amazing,” and Theo don’t catch on to the facade as quickly as Roz does thanks to her cunning. 

She confronts Sabrina about the staged “evil,” and Sabrina confesses that she did it because she missed her friends, which leads Roz to acknowledge the sad but real reality that they’re all changing and growing up. They’ll always be friends, but they’re going to drift and go in their own directions. It’s a harsh realization for Sabrina, who is used to being at the center of everything for the past few seasons (which have really only spanned a year, believe it or not!)

Of course, this is Greendale, so the boredom doesn’t last for long. Spectral miners, soldiers of the Absolute Darkness – the first Eldritch Terror seemingly summoned by Faustus Blackwood, now the leader of the Pilgrims of the Night church – have descended upon the small town to snuff out all the light. 

Their darkness is suffocating and preys on everyone’s biggest insecurities and fears. All of the Spellmans have a brush in with the miners. Ambrose and Sabrina spot them knocking out lights around town, while Zelda and Hilda come face-to-face with one that has infiltrated the Academy of the Unseen Arts. 

Ambrose and Sabrina astral-project the the source of the darkness: the 1943 disaster that saw miners dying in darkness, but they quickly retreat when they realize they aren’t physically or emotionally prepared.

Related: 9 Biggest Moments from ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4

When the power goes out across Greendale, Ambrose, Sabrina, Nick and Prudence quickly concoct a plan to confront the first terror before the darkness consumes Greendale and shortly, the rest of the world. 

Ambrose’s plan is to attack the darkness on multiple fronts. 

Nick eagerly teams up with the Fright Club to lure out the miners with light so that they are not an obstacle. Prudence seeks out the help of Zelda, her lover Mambo Marie, and the rest of the coven, who now worship the Dark Mother Hecate. 

And Sabrina gets her wish as she visits Sabrina Morningstar in Hell and asks for her to join her as she travels to the center of the darkness so they can get illuminate it from within. 

Hell is one heck of a party as Sabrina witnesses prom night, which Sabrina Morningstar says happens every night. Okay, so maybe hell really is hell disguised as “fun.” Who wants to do prom night every night!?

Sabrina Morningstar agrees to help Sabrina because “a threat to one is a threat to both.” She’s the first to go into the void.

Related: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Review: The Perfect End?

But even the Queen of Hell isn’t immune to being tormented and dragged down by her insecurities. In the same way that intrusive thoughts work in real life, Sabrina Morningstar begins to believe the voice that’s repetitively vocalizing her biggest fears such as no one loving her. 

When the light begins to dim again, Sabrina enters the void and finds Sabrina Morningstar in shambles. She attempts to convince her to ignore the negative self-talk, and the duo once again begin to snuff out the darkness together as the voice intensifies in an attempt to shut them down.

Ambrose notices that the Sabrinas are being overpowered and calls upon Prudence and the rest of the coven to help two “sister’s” out. 

Of course, poor Zelda and Hilda had no idea that Sabrina was literally inside the darkness, but when do they ever truly know what she’s up to?

Hearing the support of their Aunties and the coven, Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar gain the strength and confidence to successfully defeat the first Eldritch terror and save Greendale. 

Faustus Blackwood tells Sister Julia (previously known as Agatha) that while they didn’t succeed with darkness engulfing the planet, there are still eight other terrors and each one more harrowing than the next. 

As Blackwood plots Greendale’s demise, Sabrina agrees to go on two dates with “inexperienced” Carl from Baxter High and Melvin from the Academy. Two boyfriends for Sabrina? She’s always up for the challenge. 

After saving the world yet again, Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar vow to keep their friendship a secret and celebrate with a little dance party together. 

Other Important Moments

  • Wardwell doesn’t seem to be doing all that well and turning to alcohol to drown her demons. Of course, this makes her an easy target for the Pilgrims of the Night church as she attends one of Blackwood’s seminars and then successfully embraces the darkness so that she doesn’t die. Does she remember what happened to her?
  • Zelda and Mambo Marie are together and getting hot and heavy. 
  • Hilda and Dr. Cerebrus are the cutest. 
  • Riverdale apparently has condom machines in school, which is fitting if you’ve ever seen an episode of Riverdale. 


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What to Watch April 2021 Guide: Manifest, Younger, The Handmaids Tale, and MORE!

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What to Watch April 2021 Guide: Manifest, Younger, The Handmaids Tale, and MORE!

Spring showers bring plenty of new content your way this April. 

So, who is ready to do some serious binge-watching? We didn’t practice for this all of 2020 to give up now! Especially because there are some really great TV shows premiering and a handful of highly-anticipated shows returning! 

Here’s what’s on tap!

 

TV

Law & Order: Organized Crime – NBC (April 1)

Has there been a more anticipated TV return? Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) returns to the NYPD and joins a new task force while reuniting with ex-partner Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). 

 

 

Manifest – NBC (April 1)

What happened to Flight 828? TV’s biggest mystery continues into season 3. Ben pursues a tail fin that may have belonged to the plane he was on while the rest of the passengers continue to follow Callings.

 

Home Economics – ABC (April 7)

The new comedy series looks at the uncomfortable and frustrating relationship between three adult siblings from the Hayworth family. 

 

Kung Fu – The CW (April 7)

The reboot of the 1970s drama of the same name stars Legacies actress Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college and travels to a monastery in China only to return home to San Francisco and find it overrun by crime. As she doles out justice, she finds herself the target of an assassin.

 

Rebel – ABC (April 8)

Katey Sagal stars as Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal attorney who ruthlessly fights for the cases she believes in. The series is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich.

 

Them – Amazon Prime (April 9)

The limited horror anthology hails from Lena Waithe and finds a black family in the 1950s moving into a white neighborhood in L.A. where they not only have to deal with terrible neighbors but also supernatural forces that mean to do them harm. 

 

Fear the Walking Dead – AMC (April 11)

Season 6B picks up with John Dorie reuniting with an old friend who helps him through a dark moment. 

 

The Circle – Netflix (April 14)

The highly-addictive reality series, described as Big Brother meets Catfish, returns for a second season. Contestants move into the same apartment building but never meet face-to-face as they’re only allowed to communicate through a special social media app. 

 
 

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me – Netflix (April 14)

The sitcom, inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his daughter, Corinne, finds him playing the role of a single dad and cosmetics brand owner who must navigate raising a teen daughter. 

 

Younger – Paramount+ (April 15)

The seventh and final season of Younger wraps up Liza’s journey at Empirical/Millennial and hopefully reveals if she ends up with #TeamJosh or #TeamCharles once and for all. 

 

Big Shot – Disney+ (April 16)

John Stamos moves on from Uncle Jesse in a new role former men’s basketball coach who gets fired and is forced to become a coach at an elite all-girls school. If you’re looking for a new sports drama with heart, look no further.

 

Cruel Summer – Freefrom (April 21)

Hailing from executive producer Jessica Biel, Freeform’s newest thriller takes the spot left behind by Pretty Little Liars. Set in the 90s, it follows the disappearance of a popular and charming girl and the nerdy wannabe who is blamed for the crime. 

 

Shadow & Bone – Netflix (April 23)

In the fantasy series, based on a book of the same name, sinister forces plot against a young woman who has the powers to unite her world. 

 

93rd Oscars – ABC (April 25)

As they say in show biz, the award show must go on. The 93rd Oscars, which originally mandated an in-person attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic, have reversed course and are allowing remote participation. 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu (April 28)

June and her fellow Handmaids go beyond the walls of Gilead following an uprising as they seek freedom in the dystopian series.

 

MOVIES

Concrete Cowboy – Netflix (April 2)

Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin stars as a teen who befriends a community of Black cowboys in Philadelphia when he stays with his estranged dad (played by Idris Elba) for the summer.

 

Thunder Force – Netflix (April 9)

Dynamic duo Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are former childhood best friends who invent a formula that gives them superhero powers. 

 

Stowaway – Netflix (April 22)

A stowaway crashes a mission to Mars and risks the lives of the whole crew on-board. The sci-fi thriller stars Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim.

 

Without Remorse – Amazon Prime (April 30)

Michael B. Jordan stars as John Clark, an elite NAVY Seal who uncovers a covert plot while investigating the death of his pregnant wife.


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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

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We’ve got some elite news!

Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!

The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals. 

Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes. 

The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.

It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021. 

The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up. 

Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.

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What to Watch in March 2021 Guide: Good Girls, Coming 2 America, The Irregulars, and MORE!

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What to Watch in March 2021: Good Girls, Coming 2 America, The Irregulars, and MORE!

Can you believe it’s almost March?

2021 is flying by, and I have to credit the fact that there has been so much good television available!

Despite COVID-19 still holding a grasp on the world, plenty of our favorite TV shows were able to return to production and deliver outstanding seasons that are keeping us entertained every single day of the week. 

March sees a return of some favorites on primetime along with some new additions to streaming. 

Here’s everything to watch on March 2021: 

 

TV

Debris – NBC (March 1)

Calling all sci-fi fans! Two international agents are tasked with investigating mysterious wreckage that falls from the sky. As British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi lead the charge to track down all the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere, they realize it’s a race against time!  

 

The Voice – NBC (March 1)

The singing competition returns for season 20 with Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at the helm! 

 

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell – Netflix (March 1)

The documentary on famed rapper The Notorious B.I.G. celebrates his life and tracks his journey to rap king alongside rare footage and in-depth interviews. 

 

New Amsterdam – NBC (March 2)

With the pandemic still in full-swing, season 3 kicks off with a plane crash in the East River.

 
 
Wandavision – Disney Plus (March 5)
 
One of the longest episodes of the season marks the season finale of the series as it embarks into full MCU territory. 
 

 
 

Good Girls – NBC (March 7)

Your favorite suburban criminals are back for season 4! Beth, Ruby, and Annie continue their life of crime by pouring themselves into Boland Bubbles to wash money for “homeboy.” With the FBI hot on their trail, will they find a way to stay above water?

 

Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy – ABC (March 11) 

After going on hiatus in December, the Shondaland shows return with a crossover that tackles the issue of human trafficking.

 

A Million Little Things – ABC (March 11)

After a nearly three-month wait, A Million Little Things is finally getting new episodes and it’s going to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the synopsis: “As [the virus] becomes more widespread across the U.S., Boston goes into lockdown putting Rome’s movie in jeopardy and forcing Maggie to return home from Oxford. Because the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, Eddie’s back surgery is cancelled, leading him to take desperate measures to cope with the severe pain.

 

Love Alarm – Netflix (March 12)

The popular K-drama about an app that alerts people if someone in the area likes them returns for its second season on Netflix!

 

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal – Netflix (March 17)

You’re familiar with the college bribery scandal that brought down Aunt Becky and other wealthy parents who stopped at nothing to get their children into top-tier universities. The documentary synopsis reads: “Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.”

 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 1 and 2 – Disney Plus (March 19)
 

The highly-anticipated Marvel action series brings together Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who “team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.” Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the action picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” with the first two episodes airing on the streamer on March 19 and March 26, respectively.

 

 

The Irregulars – Netflix (March 26)

The Sherlock Holmes spin-off series follows a group of “troubled street teens” who are wrapped into solving crimes and saving London from supernatural elements by the “sinister Doctor Watson.”

 

Pooch Perfect – ABC (March 30)

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is set to host this dog grooming reality competition that’s based on a UK competition of the same name (also hosted by Wilson). The episodes will spotlight 10 dog groomers around the country competing in challenges. 

 

Movies

Coming 2 America – Amazon Prime (March 5)

Comedic geniuses Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite as Akeem and Semmi to take audiences back to Zamunda, the royal country made popular in the 80s. It’s worth the watch if only for nostalgia’s sake. 

 

Raya and the Last Dragon – Disney Plus (March 5)

After being delayed the coronavirus pandemic, the film will finally debut months later. It’ll premiere simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters on the same day! Per the synopsis: ” Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.”

 

Moxie – Netflix (March 3)

Amy Poehler lends her talents to a second Netflix original about a shy 16-year-old who is inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and publishes an anonymous zine to tackle sexism inside the high school hallways. 

 

Yes Day – Netflix (March 12) 

Saying “no” to your kids can be difficult, so parents Allison (played by Jennifer Garner) and Carlos give their kids one day where they say “yes” to all their requests.

 

Paper Lives (Kağıttan Hayatlar) – Netflix (March 15)

The Turkish drama finds warehouse worker Mehmet (starring Çağatay Ulusoy) working in an impoverished neighborhood where he becomes responsible for a small boy.

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