Female power never looked better than the eight seasons that Charmed ran on television from 1998-2006 and unfortunately like all great shows it had to come to an end, and eleven years after the last episode aired on May 21, 2006, we still miss it. Much like Smallville could be pointed to as the beginning of superhero shows dominating the small-screen, Charmed along with shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave way, not only for female-dominated shows but supernatural based shows. The Halliwell sisters were the most witchin’ women on television right from the first episode “Something Wicca This Way Which Comes” in which it garnered 7.7 million viewers, breaking a WB pilot episode record. Not to mention by episode 12 in season 8, Charmed became the longest-running hour-long television series featuring all female leads in American television history. Although more witch based shows have come after, none have come near the success of Charmed as it continues to reign as one of the best cult shows to ever grace television, making it easy to love and even easier to miss.
10. The Theme Song
Yes, all shows have theme songs but there are only a few that spark a certain emotion every time you hear that song, even long after the show is off the air. Charmed‘s theme song was Love Spit Love’s cover of The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” and it’s haunting sound and the vocals are the perfect match for the images of the triquetra symbol and book of shadows that flash throughout the credits. This show was so good, you didn’t even want to miss the opening credits thanks to the song and imagery attached to it.