The Magicians

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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Unauthorized Magic
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
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 Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting
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.
4 The World in the Walls
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 Mendings, Major And Minor
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.
6 Impractical Applications
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 Mayakovsky Circumstance
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.
8 The Strangled Heart
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.
9 The Writing Room
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.
10 Homecoming
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.
11 Remedial Battle Magic
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.
12 Thirty-Nine Graves
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.
13 Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?
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.

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.
291 reviews
Coreena Cameron
February 16, 2017
I really like how they take parts from almost all of the stories that have anything to do with magic and then combine them into this brilliant yet shocking story. A bit violent at times and touches on some real sensitive subjects from the real world but definetly good. :) n different
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Katrina Poon
February 9, 2017
This is an excellent tv series. It's kind of like Harry Potter and Narnia altogether. Where Q goes to Fillory, and when Jane goes to Fillory. Although to be warned, it's got a lot of coitus scenes in it, so don't watch it with your kids under 18 years of age. It may traumatize them. Lol.
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Claybourne Scott
March 17, 2017
It seems to be really cool. Very intricate and doesn't back away from real life issues. The only problem is that the casting director obviously has a thing for brunettes with certain facial features. Three of the female leads and some of the males seem to look a lot alike. Story lines with the women get confusing because they look the same.
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