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The Magicians 

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After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
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Series cast summary:
Jason Ralph ...  Quentin Coldwater / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Stella Maeve ...  Julia Wicker / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Hale Appleman ...  Eliot Waugh / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Arjun Gupta ...  William 'Penny' Adiyodi 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Summer Bishil ...  Margo Hanson 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Olivia Taylor Dudley ...  Alice Quinn 51 episodes, 2015-2019
Jade Tailor ...  Kady Orloff-Diaz 41 episodes, 2015-2019
Brittany Curran ...  Fen 32 episodes, 2017-2019
Rick Worthy ...  Henry Fogg 31 episodes, 2015-2019
Trevor Einhorn ...  Josh Hoberman / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Rizwan Manji ...  Tick Pickwick 23 episodes, 2017-2019
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After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real and more dangerous than they ever imagined. But will getting hooked on the thrill of magic distract them from honing their powers when they need them most?

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Magicians See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The same set is used for the Brakebills library, the lab classroom in S1E1, other various classrooms, and Brakebills South See more »

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The show is very quirky and fun.
19 January 2016 | by ichigo-02248See all my reviews

I immensely enjoyed the beginning. It was also a nice idea on Syfy's part to make the first episode available on Youtube before the actual series premiere, as it was what got me to take an interest in it in the first place.

It's certainly refreshing to see a show that is not a procedural drama. The characters and the plot lines are intriguing enough to keep the audience wanting more. I couldn't help myself and started reading the book series, unable to wait for the next episode.

People may compare aspects of it to Harry Potter, I'd like to argue that it is very different, because it has the potential to explore mature themes in a way Harry Potter never did. The rich and diverse characters also allow it to explore all the different aspects of the magical world that is created.


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