Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Magicians



So there's a new show on SyFy about magic called The Magicians. I say new, as I'm a late viewer. Season 1 has already concluded and season 2 will premier on January 25th. The series is based on the book by Lev Grossman. It's a very interesting show that has great potential. I've only just begun watching and will stick around to see how it goes. I will put the season 1 premier synopsis below as a spoiler warning in case there are readers who would like to watch the show.

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The series begins when the main characters, and best friends, Quentin and Julia, discover that magic exists when they are selected for potential placement in a magical university. Quentin and Julia are selected for placement because they show signs of latent magical ability. The two are then tested and interviewed as part of the selection process. Quentin passes the tests and gains entry. Julia fails the tests and has her mind erased in order to protect the school. Before a staff member can perform the spell to erase Julia's memories, she slices open her arm and then conceals the wound with her sleeve. After having her memory erased, Julia uses the wound as a clue to unravel the mystery of how she acquired it and is eventually able to regain her memories of the school. She becomes extremely depressed over the fact that she was rejected. With time her depression turns into anger at which point she begins to manifest true magical abilities. She then asks Quentin to help her get into the school.

Events are thrown into chaos when the presence of an unknown evil called "The Beast" reveals itself. The Beast assumes the outward form of a man wearing a suit with the actual flesh, bones, blood, muscles, etc., composed of swarming insects. The Beast murders a staff member and then sets his eyes upon Quentin.

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