Monday 14 September 2020

The Magicians (TV)

Five seasons of tripping balls and a roller coaster of emotions.

Magic nerd Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) has his world turned upside down when he discovers that magic is real and is enrolled into a university that teaches the art. He and the other students quickly learn all the wonders and horrors that it actually holds and soon find themselves on a quest to save the world. Many times. While this series is all about taking the piss out of Hogwarts and Narnia, it actually has quite good stories backing it along with fantastic character development across the board.

A life in the day, one of the best episodes ever.

While it is nowhere near child friendly with adult themes flying out its wazoo, most episodes made me laugh while others made me cry (a lot in some cases) with some really spectacular acting from all the actors and actresses involved. It's the type of show that has musical episodes, followed by episodes of rape and/or facing god level creatures. It is amazing. I do have to warn you that almost all the cast begin as douche bags, but that just leaves room for growth. The effects budget also isn't that great but if you can get past that I do believe it is a series most people will enjoy. Highly recommended. I give it 4 minor mendings out of 5.


  1. I watched the 1st couple of seasons, and I think a few episodes in to season 3, but I was pretty much over it by then, I suppose. I liked it well enough, but as you said, they were all douchebags, often seemed to luck into their victories instead of actually showing themselves as anything remotely competent, and I just got tired of it, I suppose. I keep telling myself I want to go back and "catch up" but have always had something else I wanted to watch more, so.... there's that, I guess.

    1. I think my wife also started tuning out at around season 4, still watching but no longer as invested as I was. Guess it just depends on your tastes? Thanks for the comment Magson! :)