Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale Review

It seems that Netflix is in full gear in regards to releasing Christmas specials and one of them was for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This was with a special standalone episode titled "A Midwinter's Tale". Prior to starting, I should also mention this is essential in the series as it does directly continue the season with new details and a bit of an aftermath of the initial release's conclusion.

In this episode we see Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) deal with her mortal friends acting weird since they learned about her origins as a witch and her getting closer with the mystical folks. This leads into details about what they typically do during this festive season and of course the darkest aspects come into play within the episode. We get a nice wrap-up of sorts for her passed family with an interesting appearance and that aspect was handled well enough. To the side of that we also get an interesting kidnapping that was just a small side extra that wasn't developed very much.
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The Conclusion

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale is a fine extra for the series, but one that doesn't really do too much. It's a good Christmas special that feels on tone with the series and does continue the general narrative. The side venture really didn't add a whole lot to it and this was a mostly self-contained release. A solid standalone I suppose and one that adds just enough to be necessary for those that have watched the first season or plan on viewing the next one.

The cast largely is all here with the core family taking the spotlight, with others appearing in minor spots throughout. This was a decent viewing, I enjoy the show so it's good to see more. Yet this really just felt like a tease for what's to come and gives a small bit of closure over the ending events of the first, while not diving into anything with great detail.

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Screening was Provided by Netflix

Rating Overall: 7.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner