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The Magicians

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7.62016X-Ray15
"The Magicians" stars Jason Ralph ("A Most Violent Year," "Aquarius") as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.
Starring
Jason RalphStella MaeveOlivia Taylor Dudley
Genres
SuspenseDramaFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English

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  1. 1. Unauthorized Magic
    16 December 2015
    52min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Best friends Quentin and Julia are mysteriously recruited to take an entrance exam to Brakebills University, a secret institution for magical pedagogy.
  2. 2. The Source of Magic
    25 January 2016
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Quentin is distraught as he faces expulsion for his involvement in an otherworldly attack on Brakebills, while Julia delves deeper into underground magic and takes a test to prove herself to the Hedge Witches.
  3. 3. Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting
    1 February 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Quentin and Julia have an unexpected - and volatile - reunion. Penny is overwhelmed by the power of his own psychic abilities and Alice is determined to find out what happened to her missing brother - at any cost.
  4. 4. The World in the Walls
    8 February 2016
    42min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Quentin wakes up in a mental hospital and must set his panic aside to seek the help of the one person he least trusts.
  5. 5. Mendings, Major and Minor
    15 February 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Although everyone should be training for the upcoming Welter's Tournament, the students are each dealing with a personal distraction that keeps them from staying focused.
  6. 6. Impractical Applications
    22 February 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The first-year students are put through The Trials, a series of unconventional and emotional tests. Those who pass will experience the journey of a lifetime. Fail, and their time at Brakebills is over.
  7. 7. The Mayakovsky Circumstance
    29 February 2016
    42min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The Brakebills students endure the rigors of Brakebills South and the harsh methods of Professor Mayakovsky. Eliot and Margo's friendship is threatened when Eliot finds a new love interest.
  8. 8. The Strangled Heart
    7 March 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone they thought was a friend while Quentin tries to find a connection to The Beast. After entering a rehab facility, Julia considers giving up magic for good.
  9. 9. The Writing Room
    14 March 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Quentin, Alice, Eliot and Penny travel to England to Plover's estate in search of a missing magic button, but what they find is a hauntingly terrifying vision of the author's true self. Julia, now out of rehab, searches for real meaning in her magic, but it comes at a very high cost.
  10. 10. Homecoming
    21 March 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Penny travels to the world of The Neitherlands where he soon finds it's not as friendly as he thought. Quentin and Alice must work together, no matter how uncomfortable, to save him.
  11. 11. Remedial Battle Magic
    28 March 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Quentin and the others learn battle magic as they prepare for a showdown in Fillory. But this challenge leads to building frustrations...pushing some apart and others together.
  12. 12. Thirty-Nine Graves
    4 April 2016
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After a night of drinking, the students wake up to foggy memories and a healthy dose of regret. But Penny is quick to remind them all that there's no time for talking out feelings -- their very lives depend on getting to The Neitherlands as soon as possible.
  13. 13. Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?
    11 April 2016
    49min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Using time magic, Quentin and Julia have arrived in Fillory and now must try to catch up with the rest who are more than 70 years ahead of them, searching for The Beast.

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Supporting actors
Sosie BaconArjun GuptaHale ApplemanSummer BishilTembi Locke
Season year
2016
Network
NBCUniversal
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolencefrightening scenes
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Format
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4.5 out of 5 stars

139 global ratings

  1. 74% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Jay StevensReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not too bad
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Shame that the main characters are all very unsympathetic. Not that the actors are bad, or something. Just that the characters they portray are grating to the umpteenth degree.

However, there are some good ideas hidden below the unpleasantness.

Only buy if You really like fantasy-in-the-real-world, and are prepared to sit through endless whining from the main characters about 'everything..
30 people found this helpful
JaneVReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not for the faint-hearted.
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This is an excellent series, but not for those who want their tv versions identical to their book versions. It had been more than six months since I'd read the books and therefore I was very happy to watch the drama unfold. I can see why it was done the way it was done but wouldn't have been so happy had I watched it immediately after reading the books.
This is not a series for the faint-hearted, having plenty of blood and a fair amount of destruction, but I found it immensely engrossing.
17 people found this helpful
BATDAZReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magical
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If you've never seen or even heard of The Magicians I suggest giving it a go. It's strongly fantasy based and fantastically strange and weird, I absolutely Love it. The cast is outstanding and desirable and all the twists will make you wonder what fantasy is going to pop up next.
10 people found this helpful
MarcReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magical
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I had first seen the show via Syfy (the channel that was airing it on Television). Quickly, I found a need to try out the season to fill in the blanks left by regular scheduling. Its quirky, and humorous. Its imaginative and ridiculous. The only downsides are below (Spoilers below);

!*Spoilers Begin*! The ending is a bit of a downer. Now, I've already seen more of the following season, so I can comfortably endure it on a re-watch, the initial viewer might feel unrest with its sudden tug of the rug out from under them. !*Spoilers End*!

This is perfect for someone curious, or just getting into the series like myself. For someone who likes the idea of a more playful, adult orientated world of Magic which often leads to mishaps, this is right for you.

*I will however note that there are one or two episodes that might put an individual off of the show (perhaps all together) or leave them with a twisted feeling of unease. They deal with some serious subject matter and its up to the viewer if they'd been handled appropriately or if they're too scathing to move past.

I will however say that continued viewing builds to a rich, well-meaning group of deep characters, a flavourful world, and an eager viewer just waiting for what comes next.
One person found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Slow start but well worth it
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This series had a slow start and is better watched binge style rather than episodically.

That being said these are fantastic characters and the more you watch the more you adore them and feel their pain.

There not perfect and they don't always do the right thing but they keep trying and that's what counts.

Plus Hale Appleman's Elliot is the beating heart of the show, the character is so flawed but so caring you just want to hug him.
One person found this helpful
AimzReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing show
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This was recommended to me by a friend and at first I was a bit sceptical, but I am in love with the show now. It's fresh and different, just for once it's not a show about dumb teens! Absolutely nothing about this show I dislike, looking forward to watching the rest of the series
5 people found this helpful
PANJIMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's a kinda magic
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Arrived promptly 👍 , Blu-ray 13 episodes First season ,took about 3 episodes to get into ,but grows on you ,Drama , Film reference Humour , good magic ,bad magic , relationships ,past and present magic fantasy ,fun magic delemers , doors to other worlds 😀
Jc9Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly brilliant
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This is fantastic! Smart... great story... talented cast and a very exciting watch . Highly recommmended
3 people found this helpful
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