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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, »

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