Series Review: The Magicians, Season One (Netflix)


Series Blurb:

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.       

My Review:



Realistic and intriguing characters, each with their own set of quirks, strengths, and weaknesses. Each character goes through their own journey, and you can’t help but be obsessed with all of them.



Amazing plot. The existence of magic, a secret magic school, and a sinister threat from another world make this season binge-worthy.



Almost flawless flow. Each episode continues the main arc while furthering character progression.

Overall Impression

This is a rewatch of mine in anticipation of the newest season’s release on Netflix. I’ve probably seen the first season of The Magicians five or six times, and every time I watch this season I love it even more.

I’ve read the books, and though the story varies greatly from the novels, Syfy really made this show their own without cheapening anything.

Each character is vivid, memorable, and you want to root for them. Magic is real, and extremely dangerous. Other worlds exist with their own threats that may leak into our own world. Ultimately, this first season is a true example of what scifi-fantasy shows should be. Can’t recommend enough!

Final Score



That’s it for this series review. How about you? Have you seen this one?

Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!

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  1. I loved season one of the Magicians! I thought the characters started getting unlikable (all of ’em) in later seasons, so it was harder to care about them. Knowing the continued popularity of the show, apparently I’m in the minority!

    • Me too! Definitely my favorite. No, I partially agree with you. The second season wasn’t quite as good but still very entertaining. The third is starting off alright, but I’m only in like episode two (first time watching!), so it’s too soon to say.

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