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7 items from 2017


‘The Magicians’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

22 March 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Magicians” went into battle on Wednesday night and pulled out the ultimate weapon: a Broadway musical song.

In the episode, Fillory’s High King Eliot (Hale Appleman) is about to enter into mortal combat with the King of Lauria, who has never been defeated. Eliot’s right-hand magician and partner in every crime imaginable Margo (Summer Bishil) gives him a pep talk and reminisces about how well he did in a production of “Les Miserables.” Inspired by that success, she used magic to force him and others to perform the number “One Day More” from the musical in order to get him pumped up for his duel.

Read More: ‘The Magicians’ Bosses on How Trump Ruined Their ‘Fillory Clinton’ Joke and Inspired Season 2’s Destructive Entity

“I just had this idea that going into a life and death battle, there is a great tradition in feudal societies of soldiers »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Magicians’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

22 March 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Magicians” went into battle on Wednesday night and pulled out the ultimate weapon: a Broadway musical song.

In the episode, Fillory’s High King Eliot (Hale Appleman) is about to enter into mortal combat with the King of Lauria, who has never been defeated. Eliot’s right-hand magician and partner in every crime imaginable Margo (Summer Bishil) gives him a pep talk and reminisces about how well he did in a production of “Les Miserables.” Inspired by that success, she used magic to force him and others to perform the number “One Day More” from the musical in order to get him pumped up for his duel.

Read More: ‘The Magicians’ Bosses on How Trump Ruined Their ‘Fillory Clinton’ Joke and Inspired Season 2’s Destructive Entity

“I just had this idea that going into a life and death battle, there is a great tradition in feudal societies of soldiers »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Magicians Season 2 Episode 3 Review: Divine Elimination

8 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Margo killed Quentin, Alice, and Eliot.

And that was the fun part on The Magicians Season 2 Episode 3 "Divine Elimination."

Credit where credit is due: the show knows how to throw a curveball.

We learned about the Beast's curse on The Magicians Season 2 Episode 2. But the way it played out still managed to be a surprise.

The only thing more fun than watching the royal friends attempt to assassinate one another was watching Penny try to stop them.

Fen: Curses are tricky.

Penny: You don't say.

Fen: They usually end once they've run their course. And not before.

Penny: That doesn't help us. This one seems to want to run its course until they're all dead.

Permalink: That doesn't help us. This one seems to want to run its course until they're all dead. Added: February 06, 2017

He's by far the character with the least patience for the group's often adolescent behavior. »

- Mandy Treccia

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The Magicians Season 2 Episode 2 Review: Hotel Spa Potions

1 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

What's worse than a magical, murdering beast?

A magical, murdering beast who sings.

Which is why Julia considered cutting out his tongue on The Magicians Season 2 Episode 2 "Hotel Spa Potions."

It's hard to feel sorry for her when she made the choice to work with him. It's also hard not to laugh at the childlike glee in the Beast's eyes as he sang, and enjoyed his sugary treats.

Except we can't forget he's a monster. No matter how funny it is to hear the bad guy belting out tunes at every turn, we can't lose sight of the fact that he's a killer. 

We can, and should, applaud Charles Mesure for continuing to bring his all to this character. He goes from evil to delightful in the blink of an eye without going over the top. 

And that makes the Beast appear even more dangerous. 

The Beast: You're doomed. Which »

- Mandy Treccia

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‘The Magicians’ Bosses on How Trump Ruined Their ‘Fillory Clinton’ Joke and Inspired Season 2’s Destructive Entity

25 January 2017 5:19 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The election of Donald Trump had far-reaching repercussions not only for America and the world, but in the imaginary realm of Fillory as well.

On Syfy’s dark and irreverent series “The Magicians,” a handful of students from the magic college Brakebills have discovered that the world of Fillory, the setting of a popular series of fantasy novels, is real. Fillory is like C.S. Lewis’ Narnia on crack… if crack were made from the blood of innocent baby unicorns.

When Season 1 left off, the gang made a deal: In exchange for a blade that would kill an antagonist known as the Beast, Eliot (Hale Appleman) as the future High King of Fillory married the blade-maker’s daughter. For what was possibly the worst honeymoon ever, they confronted the Beast, who made quick work of everyone including Penny (Arjun Gupta), whose hands are sliced off with magic. Just when all seemed lost, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Magicians’ Bosses on How Trump Ruined Their ‘Fillory Clinton’ Joke and Inspired Season 2’s Destructive Entity

25 January 2017 5:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The election of Donald Trump had far-reaching repercussions not only for America and the world, but in the imaginary realm of Fillory as well.

On Syfy’s dark and irreverent series “The Magicians,” a handful of students from the magic college Brakebills have discovered that the world of Fillory, the setting of a popular series of fantasy novels, is real. Fillory is like C.S. Lewis’ Narnia on crack… if crack were made from the blood of innocent baby unicorns.

When Season 1 left off, the gang made a deal: In exchange for a blade that would kill an antagonist known as the Beast, Eliot (Hale Appleman) as the future High King of Fillory married the blade-maker’s daughter. For what was possibly the worst honeymoon ever, they confronted the Beast, who made quick work of everyone including Penny (Arjun Gupta), whose hands are sliced off with magic. Just when all seemed lost, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Magicians Season 2 Review

13 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

If fans of Syfy’s The Magicians remember, season 1 doesn’t end particularly well for the tragically unprepared heroes at the center of the show’s clever, meta-filled twist on the fantasy genre. Most of the main cast is either badly injured or straight-up dead, and season 2’s first magic trick is that it resets the story in a very sophomore season of television kind of way without losing a single drop of its abundant creativity and addictive momentum.

In fact, from the four episodes sent for review, it’s clear that showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara are gleefully excited about (mostly) ditching the study halls and college antics of Brakebills behind, along with those pesky Harry Potter comparisons, for a season engulfed in the wonderfully weird land of Fillory. The setting change introduces new shadings to the show’s already fascinating characters, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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