All in all, “The Magicians is an energetic vision, full of passion, diverse and interesting about the whole concept of magic and how people interact with it in an environment. It's definitely worth watching, and you'll never see what comes next. As The Magicians is a fantasy show, it gets away with it by bringing a variety of mythological and fantastic creatures. Of course, they all have a Fillorian touch, so to speak.
We have talking animals like Abigail the Sloth and Humbledrum the Bear. This show has a sensitive ship, people coming out of books and characters like “The Great Cock, so what is it that I don't like? If you love seeing strange and fantastic creatures, believe me, this is the show for you. Not only does this show have one of the best actors on television right now, but the guest stars and recurring roles are also iconic. During seasons 2 and 3, we enjoyed an incredible performance by the incredible Candis Cayne.
There is Quentin's hilariously terrible “Shake it Off in Season 1”, the aforementioned “One Day More in Season 2”, all the Questers singing “Under Pressure” in season 3, and the incredible episode of season 4 focused on Margo. And the series did a great job of allowing other characters to be protagonists throughout the seasons, with everyone from Margo (Summer Bishil) to Fen (Brittany Curran) successfully serving as the driving force of a plot arc. If you can find a way to unite these ruined and mourning heroes, and keep them fighting to get the best versions of themselves, there will probably always be a good reason to watch The Magicians. Whether the show can find its post-Quentin raison d'être isn't quite clear in the first few episodes of season five, but all the fieldwork The Magicians has done over the years to build its surrounding cast (and the fact that there are multiple strong competitors for a new protagonist) suggests that there are a lot of ground to cover for as long as the show continues to run.
An initial effort to bring back some Fillory shenanigans with Julia trying to take Quentin's place feels wildly out of place, and it's hard to say if the show is intentionally reminding everyone how different the series is now. The students are not prepared to face such a great evil, but their actions trigger a heartbreaking chain of events that continues throughout the rest of the series. It's not the next BrBA or Game of Thrones, but The Magicians is quietly getting a lot better than I expected it to be. Kady (Tailor of Jade), a rudimentary magician character created for the show, becomes the defender of amateur cover witches and evolves, through pain, into a mature stoicism.
The Magicians does not put their characters back in their comfortable boxes, but rather lets them shine and go where they need to go. Q doesn't grow up in power, but he develops a gift for understanding the relationship between the characters in Fillory's stories and the real-life journeys he and the other magicians are taking. With so many people currently looking for escapism in all its forms, Syfy's The Magicians is a fantastic binge watch, an all-consuming experience with enough light to distract attention from the global pandemic. The series has just finished its fifth and final season, and the first four seasons are available on Netflix.
Unlike most of his classmates, Quentin is such an ordinary magician that his specialty goes undetermined for years. The best part about the characters in The Magicians is not that they are magicians, but that they are human. The incredible cast includes Jason Ralph, Summer Bishil, Hale Appleman, Stella Maeve, Arjun Gupta, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jade Tailor, Rick Worthy, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn. .