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.
The Magicians doesn't just make a musical episode. He has made multiple musical episodes with countless musical moments in between. It's clear that music is an important part of the writer's room and that's a beautiful thing. There's 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.
For those who don't know, The Magicians is a show created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara based on the novels of the same name by Lev Grossman. 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. 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. With a new gap in this carefully woven team, much of the last season oscillated between mourning and apocalypse, with plot problems that threatened to cut the fabric between the many worlds of The Magicians.
Instead, The Magicians turned Quentin into a mere entry point into a series of ensemble driven battles to save the magic of Earth and Fillory. The Magicians doesn't put their characters back in their comfortable boxes, but instead lets them shine and go where they need to go. The Magicians brings Felicia Day as Poppy obsessed with dragons, Camryn Manheim as Sheila, Jewel Staite as librarian and Julian Richings as demon. The Magicians of Syfy is a love story of a young man who learns to look beyond his own darkness and fantasies to dedicate himself to his friends who are as worthy, and some, more worthy adventurers than him.
The best part about the characters in The Magicians is not that they are magicians, but that they are human. 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. 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. As mentioned above, apart from fantasy, you can't place The Magicians in a small genre box.
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. But The Magicians worked to correct those mistakes by spending more than one season on the aftermath.