Am I alone in thinking this?
You are definitely not alone with this way of thinking. I agree about Sabrina coming across badly at certain points.
As a character, Sabrina always had flaws throughout the seven seasons, but she was particularly bad in Season 4 with the way she treated the whole situation with Harvey and Josh.
In Seasons 1-3 and 5-7 Sabrina still had bad moments (as is common for most people in real life, to be fair) but in Season 4 she came across as, like you say, very selfish, vain, self-centred and rude. I think it's the only season when this aspect of her character outweighs the sweetness and eccentricity and makes her quite unlikeable.
the awful new opening and theme.
Agree 100%. I loved the opening of Seasons 1-3 and I even have a soft spot for 5-7's as well. I think they both fit with the upbeat nature of the show and really worked when followed by the jokiness set up in the intros. The Season 4 intro is just awful, it's too slow. I always feel like after the intro in which there's always a joke, the Season 4 intro just kills the comedy beat.Little people? Who decides they are so unimportant?
The original opening is sooo bad. In three seasons, there were never a single good one-liner, sometimes they're bad enough that I actually cringe.
I think even in season 2 there are *lots* of episodes where Sabrina is shown as being a huge jerk. She's pretty selfish too. Unless the episode's plot needs her to be extra sweet or extra bitchy, she's kind of just in some middle ground. I find it more disturbing how we're constantly hearing Salem remark upon the abuse he receives from Sabrina, off-screen. And in season 2, well over half the episodes all comment on something Sabrina did off-screen that makes her sound not sweet at all, and potentially sociopathic.
I know it's a sitcom but still. I was OBSESSED with this show growing up and it was by far my favorite on TGIF. Somehow though I never picked up on all these personality inconsistencies, especially the ones regarding the mistreatment of Salem.
"No! He is imprinted on you like a gay duckling. If you don't wean him off you slowly, he'll die."
And in season 2, well over half the episodes all comment on something Sabrina did off-screen that makes her sound not sweet at all, and potentially sociopathic.
Gosh I'd love a few examples to back up this absurd claim.
Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that I'll be over here looking through your stuff.