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#1 Jaesin

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:21 PM

Has anyone been watching "The Magicians"?   IMDB gives the synopsis "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." 

Being a fan of picking apart folklore and fairy-tales, picking them apart to find their deeper meanings, I thought this show might be a hoot,and I gave it a try.  I have enjoyed if for pure entertainment purposes thus far, but have discovered that the "magic they read about as children" was based solely off of 1 book series. 

They have portrayed Ceremonial Magicians to be superior to the Witches (which they openly call hedge-witches), But I suppose I will see how this plays out.  Any watchers?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:12 PM

I saw the 1st episode.  When is it on?  I'll set the DVR.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:13 PM

Oh I'll Def give this a watch!
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:10 AM

I saw the 1st episode.  When is it on?  I'll set the DVR.

It is on Syfy, Monday's at 9 .  I usually watch it on demand (TWC) as I also watch X-Files which are on on Monday's.  There have been 5 episodes so far.
 


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:11 AM

Oh I'll Def give this a watch!

Let me know what you think when you catch up a bit.  It is on most "On Demand" channels.  It is on Syfy, Mondays at 9pm.  There have been 5 episodes so far.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 08:29 PM

I've been watching it and enjoying it for the entertainment value, but it bothers me a bit how they misuse the term "hedge witches." Oh well.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

I've been watching it and enjoying it for the entertainment value, but it bothers me a bit how they misuse the term "hedge witches." Oh well.


Thus, its the twisted ways of Hollywood I reckon!


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 03:10 PM

Thus, its the twisted ways of Hollywood I reckon!

 

 

I think the author of the book series did that too though. Ah well. As pet peeves go, it's not too bad and the show is entertaining.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:00 PM

I liked the books better than the series so far- but there are so many things going on in the books.. would be hard to get it all on screen. The casting is pretty good though.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 01:53 AM

Just watched the first two episodes. Definitely entertaining! Super cheesy, but in a way that makes you feel light hearted and enjoy watching IMO. I kept thinking " wow, I wish a magic school would pop up and take me in" lol ;)


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 08:55 AM

I liked the books better than the series so far- but there are so many things going on in the books.. would be hard to get it all on screen. The casting is pretty good though.

I never read the books.  I don't get into reading fiction much, but I do enjoy the TV series for fun!


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 08:59 AM

Just watched the first two episodes. Definitely entertaining! Super cheesy, but in a way that makes you feel light hearted and enjoy watching IMO. I kept thinking " wow, I wish a magic school would pop up and take me in" lol ;)

The school in the show reminds me of a Hogwarts for the rejects of the magic world.  lol  Yes, ridiculously cheesy.  I cant say I don't have those thoughts as well!  But I look at it as Nature is the very magic school that has taken me in.  Just in a much less formal setting. 


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:59 PM

Somehow I got 'hooked' on this show.

 

 

I enjoy the cast and think each actor plays their part well. ( Some remind me of Witches I actually know... so funny.. maybe that's why I got hooked)

 

Ahhh.... the allusive Hedge Witch definition !!!

 

Nice Twist on THAT in last 3 seconds of the Season 1 Finale.  I like it !!!

 

 

I'm looking forward to the return of Season 2 in 2017.


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