Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns to Netflix on January 24.
By Ariba Bhuvad
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back for its third season, and it’s not half bad. In fact, it might be my second favorite season of the series after the first. Of course, I can’t tell you exactly why for the sake of spoilers, but I will say, fans are going to be fairly pleased.
The pacing of the series isn’t exactly up to par with the story it’s trying to tell, but it somehow manages to come together by the end of the season. I will give them that, despite there being some rather slow moments that get in the way of what was a good season.
Critics were given the entire eight-episode season to watch, and I can definitely pick out my favorite episodes from the bunch. I enjoyed watching the progression of Sabrina as a character this season, and I have to say Kiernan Shipka did a stellar job. She’s grown and settled into this starring role seamlessly, and the third season gives her the opportunity to bring more life into Sabrina’s crazy adventures. Suffice to say, Sabrina has a lot to deal with in the third season, and I think fans are in for a treat and won’t be disappointed.
The overall arch of the season may feel a bit erratic to some people watching it, which makes sense given the direction this season went. At times, I found myself intrigued while others I was confused and uninterested. But the stand-out moments make up for the inconsistencies and trust me when I say, there are quite a few of them. Sorry, I simply can’t say anymore, but how I wish I could.
If you’re asking me, the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was significantly better than season 2, and I’m certain fans will feel the same way. There is simply way more character and story development than in the past, and it’s precisely what makes it so fun to watch.
Just trust me… you will like it!
I give Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s third season a B-.