By merging nostalgia for fantasy stories and adult themes with self-awareness and fantasy, The Magicians quickly won praise as one of the best shows on TV you're not watching. When graduate student Quentin Coldwater enters a university specializing in magic, he learns that the mythical fantasy world he once read about is very real. The heart has been ripped out of the group, but the magicians put a bandage on the pain and face a new onslaught of magic and new terrifying threats. Julia and Penny feel the surge of magic as Brakebills catches the wave of new wizards, and Eliot and Margo drink in the scene of the Dark King.
Alliances are forged and enemies are made when best friends Quentin and Julia take an entrance exam at Brakebills, a secret university for magicians. In addition, if you like science fiction, take a look at the extension, it is much better than magicians (which is also a lot of fantasy, if the name does not clarify it). Families can talk about why people like to imagine worlds like The Magicians where magic is real. The Magicians' impressive special effects and creative storytelling help to compensate for a derivative premise and sometimes a slow pace.
At THE MAGICIANS, Quentin Coldwater is a clinically depressed student about to graduate from college whose fantasy life provides him with little comfort as he faces adulthood. Parents should know that The Magicians is based on a trio of best-selling novels by Lev Grossman about a group of young adults and their years living dangerously in Brakebills, an elite school for the magically gifted.