Melissa Joan Hart is pouring cold water on a potential reboot of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
"I've never really wanted to go back to Sabrina. As much as I had a blast on the show, I think it would be over-critiqued, and I don't think it would be successful," she surmised in a chat with E! News. "It's kind of like the last 'Game of Thrones', right? Everybody has predicted for years how they think it should end, and by the time you do it, you're disappointing so many people."
A reboot, she thinks, would be overly judged.
"I do think we ended 'Sabrina' in just the right tone and just the right way, with enough of a closure but a little bit of a wink towards the future that I wouldn't want to go back and revisit. We would never be able to get that kind of button on it again," she said. "It would always be out there to be critiqued, and I just think it's dangerous with a project like this that's become so loved over the years."
The show, which aired from 1996 to 2004, was beloved, but Melissa wouldn't really know anything about that, as she's never watched the show in its entirety.
"You have to remember this about then, we didn't have TiVo," she said. "The only way I could watch 'Sabrina' was if I was home on Friday nights, which I wasn't because I was working, or they would hand me on the night it would air, I was allowed to get a copy of it on VHS. So unless I went home and popped it in the VHS player — which I wasn't doing on my weekends off — I never watched it. So I have a totally different perspective on the show than other people do."
Instead, she remembers more personal moments that involved her time on the set.
"It means I remember certain things: the costume I was wearing when my dog died, or when my boyfriend broke up with me," she said. "I don't remember it the way the audience does, which is kind of getting frustrating because I just don't recall things the way other people do. I probably need to go back and watch 163 episodes, but it's also kind of weird to do that."