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#838101
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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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Has it started? I meant to record it.

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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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I believe that's Lev Grossman's The Magicians as its source.

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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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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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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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I agree, though I like how that feeling has been just a sub plot so far.


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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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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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I watched season 1.
It started off slow and disjointed but once they got into the flow, I enjoyed it.

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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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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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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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I hear you. I have to want to see the characters do stuff as well.

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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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Heh glad you liked it Gryph! I thought you would if you would give it a chance grin


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Well ... it is still on 'my list' <g>


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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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Originally Posted By Gryphon
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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Nivek now you have entered the discussion, you probably should prepare for more nudges!

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<heh heh heh> Wheeeell ... now everyone is in trouble <chuckle>


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You... all of you... consider yourself professionally nudged!





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I think being professionally nudged is illegal in some states dear! eek

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None in the US, Ken <g>


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