- Network: Syfy
- Series Premiere Date: Dec 16, 2015
- Summary: The Monster is seeking to locate Quentin's friends in the fourth season of the series based on the novels by Lev Grossman.
- Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Horror
- Season 4 premiere date: Jan 23, 2019
- Episode Length: 60
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Positive: 4 out of 4
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It knows itself. It tells episode-level stories well. Its biggest arcs make sense, and its smallest arcs are impressively effective. If the middle bits are a little foggy--how anything connects to anything else, the realm of the possible versus the impossible, what stage of a quest they’re on at any particular moment--it never seems to matter much. The Magicians charges ahead with gusto and style anyhow, staying both dark and effervescent.
The writers blast all kinds of arcs in your face, and the fractals come at you with full force. But no matter how many layers of latex pile onto an actor's body so they can become an amphibious beast or a hircine god, the feelings are always real and the stakes are always high. The Magicians demands that its characters sacrifice love for magic, but I would never demand that The Magicians sacrifice energy for coherence.
The Magicians Season 4 reboots its characters in exciting ways without losing any of the charm and anarchy that makes the show so delightful. Impossibly, it’s a serialized, character-driven sci-fi series that shows no signs of slowing down, and is opening up compelling and refreshing new avenues of storytelling that are grounded in emotional truth and a willingness to get funky.
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