♪ On the Third Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪
Three Charmed Sisters
There are/were plenty of Threes I could have done for this day, but Charmed holds a special place in my heart.
When I was in middle school and high school, my mom was going to school to complete her masters as well as working a full time job. This left little time for us to be together. So we made an effort to spend at least one night a week just the two of us. Occasionally we would have stowaways on on girls night in (usually my best friend at the time from down the road), but for the most part it was just the two of us. We would make dinner together and watch Charmed together and just generally be together.
This show is a show ultimately about family. Paige, Prue, Phoebe and Piper were bonded in a way that I never saw on television. They fought like the sisters they were, and loved like the sisters they were and forgave like the sisters they were. Even now, you don’t see a family like that on television anymore. There are similar friendships, but an actual family dynamic is missing from a lot of television now a days. Stepping away from the sisters, the family dynamic doesn’t change, the sisters relationships with Grams and their mother is SPOT ON to an actual relationship with a mother and grandmother.
As an only child, I didn’t really know what it was like to have sisters. Charmed allowed me to kind of see what it was like to have a sister… and what it was like to be magical.
And of course, Charmed was one of the first shows that I ever “shipped” someone in. I wanted Leo and Piper to be together forever and ever. Which is why when Brian Krause came to Salt Lake Comic Con a few years ago I couldn’t resist getting a picture with him.