The Magicians

2016
4.6
3.64K reviews
TV-MA
Rating
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Season 1 episodes (30)

1 Unauthorized Magic
1/25/16
Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant but depressed college student from Brooklyn is offered an invitation to Brakebills Academy, an exclusive (and secret) graduate school for Magicians.
2 The Source of Magic
1/25/16
Season-only
Quentin is distraught as he faces expulsion for his involvement in an otherworldly attack on Brakebills, while Julia delves deeper into underground magic and takes a test to prove herself to the Hedge Witches.
3 The Source of Magic
1/25/16
Quentin is distraught as he faces expulsion for his involvement in an otherworldly attack on Brakebills, while Julia delves deeper into underground magic and takes a test to prove herself to the Hedge Witches.
4 The World in the Walls
2/8/16
Season-only
Quentin wakes up in a mental hospital and must set his panic aside to seek the help of the one person he least trusts. Julia is hurt after her fallout with Quentin and commits to learning more powerful spells with the Hedge Witches.
5 Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting
2/1/16
Quentin and Julia have an unexpected - and volatile - reunion. Penny is overwhelmed by the power of his own psychic abilities and Alice is determined to find out what happened to her missing brother - at any cost.
6 Impractical Applications
2/22/16
Season-only
The first-year students are put through The Trials, a series of unconventional and emotional tests. Those who pass will experience the journey of a lifetime. Fail, and their time at Brakebills is over.
7 The World in the Walls
2/8/16
Quentin wakes up in a mental hospital and must set his panic aside to seek the help of the one person he least trusts. Julia is hurt after her fallout with Quentin and commits to learning more powerful spells with the Hedge Witches.
8 Inside the Magicians: Episode 4
2/8/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 4, "The World in the Walls."
9 Mendings, Major And Minor
2/15/16
Although everyone should be training for the upcoming Welter's Tournament, the students are each dealing with a personal distraction that keeps them from staying focused.
10 Inside the Magicians: Episode 5
2/15/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 5, "Mendings, Major and Minor."
11 Impractical Applications
2/22/16
The First Years are thrust into the old Brakebills tradition of THE TRIALS, a midterm-slash-hazing ritual in which failing means flunking out for good. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, Julia meets a fellow blacklisted Hedge Witch.
12 Inside the Magicians: Episode 6
2/22/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 6, "Impractical Applications."
13 The Mayakovsky Circumstance
2/29/16
The first-years meet an uncompromising professor at Brakebills South who pushes their boundaries both in magic and in their personal lives. After Julia loses everything, she must decide whether she's ready to accept help…and what that means for her future as a Magician.
14 Inside the Magicians: Episode 7
2/29/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 7, "The Mayakovsky Circumstance."
15 The Strangled Heart
3/7/16
Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone they thought was a friend while Quentin tries to find a connection to The Beast. After entering a rehab facility, Julia considers giving up magic for good.
16 Inside the Magicians: Episode 8
3/7/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 8, "The Strangled Heart."
17 The Writing Room
3/14/16
Quentin, Alice, Eliot and Penny travel to England to Plover's estate in search of a missing magic button, but what they find is a hauntingly terrifying vision of the author's true self. Julia, now out of rehab, searches for real meaning in her magic, but it comes at a very high cost.
18 Inside the Magicians: Episode 9
3/14/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 9, "The Writing Room."
19 Homecoming
3/21/16
Penny travels to the world of The Neitherlands where he soon finds it's not as friendly as he thought. Quentin and Alice must work together, no matter how uncomfortable, to save him. Julia joins an eclectic group of Magicians known as the Free Traders, but a surprising member stands in her way.
20 Inside the Magicians: Episode 10
3/20/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 10, "Homecoming."
21 Remedial Battle Magic
3/28/16
Quentin and the others learn battle magic as they prepare for a showdown in Fillory. But this challenge leads to building frustrations...pushing some apart and others together. Julia and Kady take on a mission with the Free Traders that may push them too far.
22 Inside the Magicians: Episode 11
3/28/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 11, "Remedial Battle Magic."
23 Thirty-Nine Graves
4/4/16
After a night of drinking, the students wake up to foggy memories and a healthy dose of regret. But Penny is quick to remind them all that there's no time for talking out feelings - their very lives depend on getting to The Neitherlands as soon as possible.
24 Inside the Magicians: Episode 12
4/4/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 12, "Thirty-Nine Graves."
25 Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?
4/11/16
Using time magic, Quentin and Julia have arrived in Fillory and now must try to catch up with the rest who are more than 70 years ahead of them, searching for The Beast.
26 Inside the Magicians: Episode 13
4/11/16
Season-only
The cast talks Season 1, Episode 13, "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?.
101 Behind the Magic: The Story
12/17/15
Go behind the magic of Syfy's The Magicians with this look at the exciting and unpredictable world of the show.
102 Behind the Magic: From Page to Screen
1/21/16
Season-only
Lev Grossman, the author of The Magicians books, discusses what it took to adapt his beloved books into Syfy's new series.
103 Behind the Magic: Quentin and Julia
1/21/16
Season-only
Jason Ralph and Stella Maeve introduce their characters, Quentin and Julia, from Syfy's The Magicians.
104 Behind the Magic: Eliot and Margo
1/21/16
Season-only
Summer Bishil and Hale Appleman introduce their characters, Margo and Eliot, from Syfy's The Magicians.

About this show

Based on Lev Grossman's best-selling book series, "The Magicians" follows Quentin Coldwater, a highly intelligent but socially withdrawn twenty-something secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child about a magical land called Fillory. Beyond that, Quentin's life is dull until he finds himself admitted to a very secret, exclusive college of magic in Upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. However, magic doesn't bring the happiness, adventure, and meaning that he thought it would…until he and his friends discover that Fillory is real.
4.6
3.64K reviews
Henry Hoke
January 7, 2020
Utter trash. "The Magicians" was clearly made by a bunch of self righteous prick Boomers/gen X's. Who use this garbage to mock the younger generations. Though we are significantly economically disadvantaged, due to their selfishness and inability to raise children properly. There is no fantasy here, just an old bitter generation sucking your time and money. The characters are purposefully week and stupid, meant to degrade us, so they can make as many seasons as possible. Don't waste your time.
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David Nau
February 3, 2020
July 21 2016 Revisited February 02 2020 I gave this show a 4 star rating. But after having made it to the season finale of the last (and final) season for this show I'm rendering a 5-star review. In my opinion I believe this show is truly worthy of it. But it's my opinion. When you choose to watch something, anything, you have your own notions of what you expect and are willing to accept from the experience. This experience started out no different but it didn't necessarily end that way. I did say before that this show was truly great and I still hold to that claim but it was truly so much more, perhaps even a modern-day classic. I urge you, the viewer, to watch for yourselves and have, consider and enjoy your own.
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Justin Ferary
August 13, 2020
Ive watched this show 2 times now and its still awesome. Theres so much about it to love, the characters, their stories, their growth. This has become my favorite show and I plan on watching it again when im done. it has so much depth that I don't think its possible to fully appreciate its greatness on the first watch through. The singing grew on me and the ending of season 4 maybe the greatest ending to any show ever. its really up there with the game of thrones ending like I rewinded it to watch it like 2-3 more times lol. please watch.
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