A thin line between good and evil. The second season of the mysterious and occultly charged Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues the classical battle of Sabrine Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) between the world of mortals and supernatural dimensions. In this season, she completely abandons the world of mortals and begins to get to know the world to which she truly belongs. Written in the Book of the Beasts, leaves behind friends, classical education and begins the process of self-awareness and mastering magical practices at the Academy of Unseen Arts.
The plot becomes compromised, and the main story involves several side-things that reveal the characteristics of the main and secondary characters, their aspirations and ambitions, and everything they are ready to do so. Scrubbing with dark forces is part of everyday life, in order to fulfill selfish desires. Sabrina is often in situations where she could help her friends, those who are mortal, of course, but she does not do it all the way. Helps, but does not allow them to finally rely on her skills, but leaves them to decide for themselves what is best for them. Some people disgrace her, but at the end of the day, they have to learn the hardest lesson that no one but us can pull the ends.
What is particularly intriguing is the feminist aspect and the aspect of personal rebellion. Resisting Blackwood's (Richard Coyle) misogyny, sexist prejudice, chauvinistic attitude, and a stable hierarchy will at once make each of the protagonists open his eyes. The greatest resistance, along with Sabrina, will be provided by Mrs. Wardel / Lilith (Michelle Gomez), who somewhat becomes the main star who succeeds in overshadowing Sabrina himself. As the primary companion of the Lord of Darkness, his adherent, and mother of the demon becomes a neglected, manipulated victim for thousands of years. The king of deception filled her head with lies that she would appoint her as a chess champion, and in an unbridled desire for power, she became a faithful, manipulated maid who would never become anything more. In the end, he unites forces with Spellmans to deliver the last blow and shows gratitude, which somehow actually diminishes the image of her evil nature.
The second season will also throw a different light on Ros (Jaz Sinclair), Susie who will become Theo (Lachlan Watson), Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Gavin Leatherwood and Prudence (Tati Gabrielle) completely new roles. Although each of those mentioned will have only short self-facing scenes, Sabrina will not be the only one who has to face the problems that hinder everyday life. Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) and Prudence, in their aching paternity figure, will forget about the real family who always stood by them.
The scenery is extremely detailed and elaborated. In every scene, especially the scenes of the interior, there are at least a dozen details, better to say the symbols to which we certainly would not pay attention. It's enough to pay attention to works of art that are the reminiscence of occult symbols and practices throughout history. It seems that the series was carefully prepared and theoretically well covered as far as the religious spectrum is concerned.
The maturation, the rejection of what children are, the sexual maturity, the confrontation with life roles and the overcoming of life barriers are skillfully incorporated into the tissue of the series, and although many criticize the length of this series, I personally did not mind it.
As announced, the third and fourth season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, I hope to overcome expectations that are not modest.
Blasphemous scenes, twisting of Bible stories, similarities or even details from Dorian Gray, cult TV series (Twin Peaks), occult background (grimoari, occult books) and scenes shot from a dark horror movie typical of horror films will surely delight audiences.