7) SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH

 

Another coming-of-age story, albeit one with a more relatable protagonist, Sabrina’s witchy powers seemed to have no limit other than her own control of them, which fluctuated during the run of the show. Much like Zack, though, events always seemed to line up perfectly for our heroine, including her aunties suddenly deciding to move away when she needed a new place to live, opening up her childhood home for her to move in.  Sabrina is based on an actual comic-book character, but her powers are no less out-of-place in the halls of all-American Riverdale high school, home of Archie and Jughead…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Honorable Mention: Max Fielder from the movie Modern Problems, as portrayed by Chevy Chase. From IMDB:
    “Air traffic controller Max Fiedler is unhappy with his career and his second marriage. An exposure to toxic waste gives him the power of telekinesis. He comes to a crossroads at a beachhouse he shares with his wife, his ex, and a voodoo priestess.”

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