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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »
This is a pretty good season.  It is more poignant, and slower this season.  It is also more snarky.  I like the
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  It continues to handle these themes pretty well.

It also has gotten more meta.  It frequently breaks the fourth wall, only without breaking the fourth wall.  The writers can get away with it, since all the characters know they are in a fantasy setting, so they can reference Buffy and GoT and how their current storyline has parallels, while all the otherworldly creature have no idea what they are on about.  In this way the meta winks and nod to each other also serve as a pseudo-aside to the audience, but it allows the characters to remain in character. 
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  I like the way they thread that needle.

This last ep was pretty cool,
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Not as good as season 2, better than season 1, still one of the best shows on TV.
 
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 10:12:24 AM »
I'm just starting s03. Thanks for the review.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2018, 04:41:26 PM »
I'm your queen you motherfuckers.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2018, 11:08:17 AM »
This show keeps getting better and better.   This last episode just kicked ass all over the place.  The deaf scene was a wonder to behold.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 01:18:14 PM »
This show keeps getting better and better.   This last episode just kicked ass all over the place.  The deaf scene was a wonder to behold.

Agreed, one of fav's. I don't normally like musicals but dug it. I like there willingness to experiment.

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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2018, 02:12:09 PM »
This show keeps getting better and better.   This last episode just kicked ass all over the place.  The deaf scene was a wonder to behold.

Agreed, one of fav's. I don't normally like musicals but dug it. I like there willingness to experiment.

I was less wowed by the musical episode, but like you I really appreciate them pushing the genre.  It didn't work as well as the first musical episode.  On the plus side, my kid LOVED it.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2018, 06:55:35 PM »
Well then I will say to you what I wish my dad said to me I'm so happy you're dating a bear.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2018, 07:51:20 PM »
Finally caught up.
The show isn't perfect but like you have said before, I appreciate that they try new things.  The don't always work but I feel like they respect the audience a lot more than most TV out there, and they are willing to try to challenge the viewer.    I do wish the characters were a little more consistent from episode to episode but I love the way they are treating Julia's story arc from the second book.  This way feels much more earned and way less random.


I do have to called out the magnificent way the Fillory election played out though.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2019, 04:50:07 PM »
I think this is the show I enjoy watching most right now. It's not afraid to get dark, but always with just the right amount of humor and irony that it's not actually depressing. Reminds me a bit of Buffy in that way. Although tonight's episode was a bit of a downer. It kind of felt like they were wrapping up the series almost, but I was happy to read it's apparently renewed for another season.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2019, 08:38:09 AM »
yeah we finally watched it yesterday. A bummer but probably in my top 5 favorite current shows. Glad its getting anther season.

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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2019, 09:37:33 AM »
Its not their best season, but even so it is still great TV.  This is probably the best fantasy show on TV right now.  It takes risks, and even when they don't pay off they still make it work well.  But whoo boy, when they do!

Anyway, I will miss him, but it is right for the show that it went the way it did.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2019, 09:19:00 AM »
I liked this season a lot.  That scene where
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I'm really curious what they're going to do next season.
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Re: The Magicians
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2019, 09:36:24 AM »
read that the actor wanted off the show so...
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