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The first season of Charmed aired from October 1998 until May 1999 and consists of 22 episodes. It was released on DVD in 2005 as a box-set without any extras. It was released as part of a complete collection in 2008.


SummaryEdit

The discovery that they are descendants of a long line of witches finds three sisters battling demons and warlocks - and occasionally each other.When the beautiful Halliwell sisters inherit a house from their grandmother and discover the secret "Book of Shadows," they learn that they each have a unique power. The strong-willed Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) can move objects, reserved Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs) is able to freeze time, and the uninhibited, free-spirited Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) sees the future. Individually, each is strong, but it is only by putting aside their differences and banding together as the "Power of Three" that they will be able to protect the innocent and vanquish evil. Each exciting episode in this richly layered series is a supernatural adventure brewing with suspense and humor.

CastEdit

Main castEdit

  • Shannen Doherty as Prue Halliwell (22/22)
  • Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell (22/22)
  • Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell (22/22)
  • T. W. King as Andy Trudeau (22/22)
  • Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris (17/22)

Recurring castEdit

  • Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt (7/22)
  • Neil Roberts as Rex Buckland (6/22)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker as Hannah Webster (5/22)
  • Cristine Rose as Claire Pryce (5/22)
  • Carlos Gomez as Inspector Rodriguez (3/22)
  • Jennifer Rhodes as Grams (2/22)
  • Billy Drago as Barbas (1/22)
  • Finola Hughes as Patty (1/22)
  • Shawn Christian as Josh (1/22)

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • If one of the supporting characters does not appear in a particular episode, his or her name also does not appear in the opening credits.
  • The DVD box-set of this season was released on the first of February 2005 in region 1 (The U.S., Canada) and for all other regions in May, April, June or July. It does not include any bonus features, much to the chagrin of fans. None of the other Season DVDs would untill Season 8; the final season.
  • A limited edition of the DVD box-set was released with a red cover instead of a purple one. It also included a tarot pack.
  • A promo picture of this season.
  • The opening credits underwent several changes during the first five episodes. The order of the main cast was changed, as well as several effects and clips.
  • Alyssa Milano was put before T. W. King and Dorian Gregory after the fourth episode, with the and remaining before her name.
  • The nameless shots for every character were originally very short, rather like a flash but became longer shots in which the character used a power (however, for mortal characters, this would be a regular close up of the actor).
  • The effects on how the names appeared on screen changed as well. For the pilot episode the names faded in, while horizontally moving into place. For the second and third episode, a blue scroll that spelled "charmed" appeared as the names faded in. And since the fourth episode onwards, a scroll that spells "charmed" quickly rolls onto screen and reveals the actors name.
  • The third episode's opening credits featured new clips for each character, however, no effects were placed on them. The triquetra which appears in the title shot was also missing (although a blurred version can be seen when "Charmed" fades away).
  • The main three actresses, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano appeared in every episode of the season. The male leads did not:
  • T. W. King did not appear in "That '70s Episode", however, he is featured in the opening credits as his character did appear as a child.
  • Dorian Gregory did not appear in "Thank You for Not Morphing", "Dead Man Dating", "The Fourth Sister", "The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts", "Feats of Clay", "The Wendigo", "Which Prue is It, Anyway?" and "That '70s Episode".
  • Promo featuring Lori Rom (left).
  • An Unaired Pilot used a different Phoebe Halliwell portrayed by Lori Rom. Alyssa Milano was cast as Phoebe after Rom left for personal reasons. Additionally, Andy Trudeau was portrayed by Chris Boyd but ultimately replaced by T.W. King. While the pilot was re-shot, some scenes from the original version were re-used, while adding additional scenes to extend it to its full broadcast running time.
  • T. W. King left the series at the end of this season for unknown reasons. It is rumored that:
  • That Shannen Doherty made the network fire him.
  • That King was not happy with the short amount of air-time that his character got.
  • This season's promotional photos of Shannen Doherty were used for a movie she starred in called "Satan's School for Girls".

Episode ListEdit

Episode # Episode Title
00 "Unaired Pilot"
01 Something Wicca This Way Comes
02 I've Got You Under My Skin
03 Thank You For Not Morphing
04 Dead Man Dating
05 Dream Sorcerer
06

The Wedding From Hell

07 The Fourth Sister
08 The Truth is Out There and It Hurts
09 The Witch Is Back
10 Wicca Envy
11 Feats of Clay
12 The Wendigo
13 Fear to Eternity
14 Secrets and Guys
15 Is There A Woogy In The House
16 Which Prue Is It, Anyway?
17 That 70's Episode
18 When Bad Warlocks Go Good
19 Out of Sight
20 The Power of Two
21 Love Hurts
22 Deja Vu All Over Again
Season 2

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