Disclaimer - I do love this show, do strongly dislike Shannen Doherty, but I love this show. But I feel the good is obvious, so I mention the things that bother me and I want to rant about and question loudly!
I agree again (as usual) with Iltarion below, I like that they had a bad female. I do somewhat dislike how powerful she was, but at the same time her magic wasn't even HER. It was her taking away powers (that I'm sure other baddies could do they just weren't trained to) and her setting her snake on people. We didn't actually see her powers specifically I found.
Prue's arrogance is showing once again with the whole "No I can defeat Tuatha". But honestly, it gets old really fast how untrustworthy they are of Leo as a whitelighter and how little they seem to care about his job. He comes in with an important 'mission' and they're all 'nope not going anywhere' 'nope we got time to chat' 'nope we'll ignore the man who's done this for 60 years because we who have been witches for one year must be right'. And it's an ongoing theme. Once the elders do become a bit douchy I get there rebellion but Leo is doing a job, and they have absolutely zero respect for that.
And WHY is Jenny just waltzing into the house? She has next to no real interactions with the sisters, surely she has friends. On top of that, considering they're witches I'm sure if Jenny had just walked in before they would've told her off for it knowing how dangerous it is to just have people wondering in.
I like the introduction of Kyle, the butt of everyone's jokes, the nerdy kid who never gets picked for anything is for once the most important person (we can all relate - well I can). But he was a doorknob and painful to watch.
But the attitude from the sisters "It's nothing personal Leo it's just business", actually if it were proper business, you'd do like Leo is trying and discuss it, and not just go in arrogant after someone with NO plan, no spell, no potion and there is a prophecy about her and Kyle... They walked in half cocked, Piper and Phoebe just run in and instead of freezing her, they announce themselves, and Prue just runs to them. Then the sisters come back, talk him out of it basically and then get mad at Leo because he needs to try and give Kyle some courage. Honestly do not get why Piper is THIS mad at Leo.
Did enjoy Phoebe taking charge and telling Dan, Jack and Leo what to do. Dan being pissy at Leo is a bit pathetic, you know nothing about the man, nor their history, Dan just hating on Leo gets old. Especially with the eventual background checks. And that whole calling him "Leon" thing... that is beyond pathetic!
And seriously. If you left your child in someones care how would you feel that he let your 15 year old child get out of the car late at night, in the dark, to hang with a guy you've never met and HOPE she'll be home at a certain time.
That pep talk too from Jenny - just no.
Fashion: Jenny is a no. And what's with the 15 year old wearing red lipstick all the time.
Tuatha - the dress did suit her for her time I guess (don't know much about clothes from 200 years ago). And love the hair style! Wish I could get curls like that.
Phoebe - loving the flowers in her hair.
Piper - interesting hair style, still dressing quite functional.
Spells - introduction of Scrying yay, becomes very useful in later seasons. Mainly Paige's. I like that in seasons 4-8 they actually reuse spells and feels more connected.
"From the bottom of my heart I thank you for yours" <3