The Magicians Do Something Crazy Review

This post contains spoilers for the season 5 premiere (naturally), but also the season 4 finale.

Last season’s finale of The Magicians was a doozy for fans; Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), one of the main characters of the show, dramatically sacrifices himself in order to save his friends and bring magic back into the world. Death, especially in fantasy, can be an impermanent state of being. But showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara made it clear at the end of Season 4 that Quentin would very likely remain dead and gone.

Unsurprisingly, the impact of Quentin’s death is a major force in Season 5, and not only to those who loved Quentin and are grieving his loss; Quentin’s death also released an unprecedented influx of magic into the universe, and Earth as well as Fillory must now deal with the consequences. The last few minutes of the Season 4 finale touched on some of those potential consequences: Margo and Eliot are trapped in Fillory 300 years in the future; Julia gets her magic back because of her pain from Quentin’s death; and the now-broken Library is seeking help from a grief-stricken Alice. The beginning of this season builds on these developments and more—read on to get a spoiler-full take of what happens in Season 5’s first episode, “Do Something Crazy.” 

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the magicians season 5 trailer

The Magicians season 5 has a new trailer, and a release date to go along with it. The Syfy series based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling books returns in 2020, and will once again feature a cast of very good looking magicians dealing with dire consequences and all sorts of world jumping. The show is about to take a bit of a jump itself, as its main character, Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), has been killed off – and won’t be returning for this new season. So what happens next? Watch The Magicians season 5 trailer below.

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Much like the planet Krypton itself, Krypton has been destroyed. The Syfy Superman prequel set on the Man of Steel’s homeworld has been canceled after two seasons. And that’s not the only bad news for Krypton fans. Lobo, a spin-off of the series that was in the works at Syfy, is no longer moving forward. There’s always a chance Krypton might find a home somewhere else, though.

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deadly class

Earlier this month, Syfy cancelled Deadly Class, its adaptation of the Image Comics title about a homeless teen who’s recruited to a private school where the world’s top crime families send their heirs to prepare to take over the family business. And though there was a tiny sliver of hope that the show could find another home at a different network, that hope has now been extinguished.

Rick Remender, the writer/executive producer of the show and the writer of the comic on which it’s based, took to Twitter to confirm the sad news for fans: Deadly Class is dead. Read More »

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Lobo TV show

DC has been trying to make a Lobo movie for years, but the foul-mouthed intergalactic bounty hunter is coming to the small screen first in Krypton season 2. Now a new report says the character will be hanging out in the TV realm for a while longer, because Syfy is developing a Lobo TV show that will function as a spin-off of Krypton. But what about that movie? Read More »

Happy interview

A trio of shows have been given the axe on cable and streaming today. SyFy has canceled their darkly comedic series Happy! and the freshman assassin series Deadly Class. Meanwhile, Amazon has given the axe to their con man series Sneaky Pete after three seasons. However, a couple of these shows have the chance of being saved. Read More »

The Magicians Season 4 Finale Review

Wow.

I came into the Season 4 finale of The Magicians ready for some major shit to go down, especially since showrunners John McNamara and Sera Gamble have been hinting that this finale will be particularly intense, and intense it was.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!

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The two major story arcs this season of The Magicians—the journey of the Eliot-Monster and the Library’s steady descent toward fascism—come together in a murderous way this episode and tee up next week’s finale to be one full of more murders. Who will be killed next week, however, remains to be seen: Will the old gods die, hunted down by the Evil Eliot and Evil Julia? Will Quentin and Alice die as they face off against the evil siblings? Will Kady allow herself to be poisoned to death in order to be with Penny40 (was she the one Penny40 saw in the elevator in an earlier episode)? Will Eliot and Julia regain control of their bodies or will they become annihilated by the entities that possess them? Will Josh be a fish forever?

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