Good season overall...
David T. Richerson | PENSACOLA, USA | 05/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not the best season of Charmed, but a good one overall. Although I still miss "Prue" (Shannen Doherty), and it seems an unnecessary amount of camera time is given to Alyssa Milano. I wouldn't go so far as to say they should've changed the name to "The Alyssa Milano Show", but pretty close. And she's not that great of an actress, in my opinion. She spends WAY too much effort trying to act "cutesy", and simply comes across as overacting.
However, the other actors manage to carry the show, despite being saddled with Milano.
In my opinion, this series could not have existed without Holly Marie Combs as "Piper". She is quite simply one of, if not the most, versatile actors I've ever seen. She can make you hate her when she's a Harpie, fear her as a Wendigo, or love her when she's being the "mother hen". When she is hurting over "Leo", she can make you feel like crying along with her. Not many actors have such range. She was really the "glue" that held this show together.
And Rose McGowan has got to be one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen, and a far better actress than Milano.
Brian Krause does his usual excellent job portraying "Leo", and then he gets "promoted"! He is one of those actors, (Corin Nemec is another), who does his parts so perfectly & effortlessly that reviewers often overlook them, and audiences forget them. Not fair, but that's life.
Anyway, if you're just getting "Charmed" for the first time, don't start with this season. Follow them in order. You'll be rewarded with a lot more entertainment! (And understanding). Enjoy!"