'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Harvey Kinkle isn't just a jock, he is also politically "woke"
Ross Lynch portrays Harvey Kinkle in the upcoming Netflix thriller 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' and he isn't just Sabrina's motal boyfriend. He is the lover and the enemy.
Are you ready to meet your latest TV crush? Introducing Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina's mortal boyfriend in the upcoming horror-noir Netflix series 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.'
As previously reported by Meaww, Baxter High's golden boy isn't much aware of the '90s Harvey Kinkle portrayed by Nate Richert, despite his character being the only remaining and almost authentic to its original counterpart. The new heartthrob is played by 'My Friend Dahmer' star Ross Lynch and although the description might only suggest him to be the witch's mortal boyfriend, there is so much more to his character. P.S: He isn't that boring.
In the '90s series Harvey was a sweet, but not too bright jock but this time he is a smart, politically opinionated teenager aspiring to be a comic illustrator. As the season kicks off, Harvey and Sabrina are already in their honeymoon phase of dating and the "Prince Charming" of the dark fairytale is smitten by the half-mortal and half-witch teenager. Son of a coal miner, little does Kinkle know that his girlfriend is a witch and is even more oblivious to the fact that he is a descendant of Greendale's witch hunters.
His summary reads that he is a "dreamer" and "completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart," he is still a fun character in his own rights as he develops his own storyline as the season progresses.
He is 1/3 of Sabrina's Baxter High friends who analyzes zombie movies and discusses politics but battles his own demons secretly. He might not know his girlfriend's dark secret but he is aware of the world of the Dark Lord, to an extent, and even fears it to the degree of entering the coal mines owned by his family.
His compassion and kindness are reflected in the way he adores his elder brother, Tommy, and their relationship is a fairytale kind, except that this is a dark tale. Just like the way we see Sabrina struggle with her dual-nature, we see Kinkle oppose his family's hunting and mining tradition and similar to how Sabrina questions the practices of the Dark Lord, Kinkle questions the showoff of machoism through killing.
The charismatic character may be ideal but it's not like Kinkle is without competition. A warlock who is vying for Sabrina, suggests that it makes sense for her to have two boyfriends for her dual nature as a witch and a human. Baffling as that may be, Kinkle still owns Sabrina's heart as she does the impossible for him and he won't even know. But that does not make him any less grateful because it's wonderful to see that he values Sabrina without even knowing that she saves him from the dark forces.
Kinkle may yet be in Sabrina's shadow but he is prominently there for her, providing a safe refuge for the witch.