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#838101 - Thu 28/01/16 21:31 GMT The Magicians
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Is anyone else watching The Magicians? I admit, I have not read the books, but the show is tempting me to!

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#838109 - Thu 28/01/16 22:00 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Has it started? I meant to record it.

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#838111 - Thu 28/01/16 22:24 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I am curious about it. What book series is it based on?

I played way too many years of White Wolf's Mage game. wink

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#838116 - Thu 28/01/16 22:47 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I believe that's Lev Grossman's The Magicians as its source.

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#838118 - Thu 28/01/16 22:50 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I am still on the fence. Someone described it as 'Hogwarts for adults'. While that is a bit simplistic, it does seem to capture the 'basics' pretty well. It seems to have potential, but I have seen that go wrong before <sigh>
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#838331 - Sat 30/01/16 02:44 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Ghoul's right, it is Lev Grossman's... I have watched the first two episodes now, and it does look intriguing still.

So... it could be amazing or just a mess, but right now I want to know more, so I guess it is pulling me in. The big bad is intriguing, and the main protagonists are fun and flawed which I enjoy.
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#838350 - Sat 30/01/16 03:37 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I was on the fence about it. Intrigued yet annoyed with the Narnia feel of the story and or other vibes. I wonder and will watch more. But they need to hook me or I will swim away. wink

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#838351 - Sat 30/01/16 03:42 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I agree, though I like how that feeling has been just a sub plot so far.
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#904554 - Mon 29/01/18 18:14 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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What would you do if you found out that magic was real? If you were accepted into a school to learn how to be a magician? If the fantasy world you had always believed in was real too? If all your dreams could become true?

The price? All your nightmares, and more, are real too.

It has been on three seasons now... Does anyone else watch this series? If so, what are your thoughts?
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#904555 - Mon 29/01/18 18:20 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I watched the first season and a good chunk of the second. Fell behind and waiting to watch it on netflix. I liked what I saw.

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#904902 - Tue 30/01/18 21:16 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I watched season 1.
It started off slow and disjointed but once they got into the flow, I enjoyed it.

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#904916 - Tue 30/01/18 23:19 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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It is currently on Netflix, and Neptune, you are right. It was a little difficult to follow at first, but once you get into it, it was quite a bit of fun!

I liked the fact that the characters were not perfect, and that magic was not used as a everything-fix-it.
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#905147 - Wed 31/01/18 19:45 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I started it way back when and fell out because of the rocky start. Since you guys say it gets better I will have to soldier on through and see how it goes. Thanks!

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#907869 - Sat 10/02/18 03:40 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Pande, not sure about better, but it does get easier to follow... and I started really liking the characters which made a difference for me.
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#908957 - Tue 13/02/18 04:24 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I hear you. I have to want to see the characters do stuff as well.

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#908964 - Tue 13/02/18 05:22 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Upon urging from others, I recently binge-watched the first two seasons.

Yes it is Narnia/Potter fan-fic inspired.

Yes, it gets to be a lot of fun along the way- and really twisted.

But the characters are real feeling, and several have my sense of humor, so I am looking forward to season 3 hitting on Netflix.

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#909075 - Tue 13/02/18 15:51 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Heh glad you liked it Gryph! I thought you would if you would give it a chance grin
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#909081 - Tue 13/02/18 16:07 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Well ... it is still on 'my list' <g>
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#909131 - Tue 13/02/18 18:37 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Mike, it was on my list, too, and I often got nudges asking if I had seen it yet.

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#909132 - Tue 13/02/18 18:39 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Gryphon]
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Mike, it was on my list, too, and I often got nudges asking if I had seen it yet.


haha I've been on the receiving end of those nudges before wink

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#909133 - Tue 13/02/18 18:43 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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Nivek now you have entered the discussion, you probably should prepare for more nudges!

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#909138 - Tue 13/02/18 19:53 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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<heh heh heh> Wheeeell ... now everyone is in trouble <chuckle>
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#910234 - Sat 17/02/18 03:14 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: MikeD]
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You... all of you... consider yourself professionally nudged!



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#910297 - Sat 17/02/18 15:11 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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I think being professionally nudged is illegal in some states dear! eek

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#910301 - Sat 17/02/18 15:32 GMT Re: The Magicians [Re: Mina]
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None in the US, Ken <g>
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