The general consensus regarding season three is that it's one of the stronger season's from this witchly series, an example of the show in its prime. Hmm. Three episodes in and I'm already finding the standards to be appalling, embarrassing even. While similar shows like Buffy have shaky beginnings, there's always a hint of the arc to come and, of course, all of the givens that come with the supernatural show (strong acting, writing, directing); but with Charmed it seems as though the big-wigs believe their target audience happen to be lil' toddlers and so we have yet another offering tailored for such an audience, ghastly stuff!
Of course the three leading ladies give it their all despite a script only a mother could love. And while Piper has some good moments, they're so jarring when juxtaposed to Phoebe and Prue's shenanigans that you can't take anything that occurs within this hour seriously.
Final Vanquish: Ya know what's worse than working with kids & animals? Watching 30-something actors pretend they're children....although Alyssa has a lot more fun with the premise in season 7. Skip it unless you're in desperate need of a Charmed fix, in which case I urge you to get help.