The Magicians (SyFy- Spoilers)

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    A college for Magic in upstate New York, not like Harry Potter. This is good (not implying HP was bad ;))! Easy to get hooked, if the presmise, story, and characters appeal to you. The Beast in the first episode was amazingly threatening and well done for standard TV. I find myself in anticipation of the next episode. The last was Quentn figuring out why he was confined to a mental hospital. The book this is based on, is on my to-read list.
     
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    I'm not sure why, but I fissiled out somewhere on this during season one. But I see it's on Netflix so I'm gonna give it another shot, while I record Season 2 which just started. :)
     
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    I enjoyed season 1. It's a bit dark, but that doesn't bother me.
    Waiting for season 2 to start this side of the pond.
     
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    The books were horrifying but rewarding.

    The TV show's budget is a bit of a problem. They made a critical mistake in season 1, and i'm not sure how they're going to get themselves out of it.
     
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    Not asking for a spoiler, but did they cut something out or alter an event? Would you say the books are worth reading?
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    I think I heard it described as an adult Harry Potter type story. Definitely some adult themes there. :)
     
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    The scene at the end of season one is completely different in the book. It's a lot more climactic and I'll just say the stakes are real for one of the characters in particular.
     
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    Should I read this spoiler if I want to read the books? :p
     
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    It's a reasonably safe spoiler.
     
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    You said the books were horrifying as in a horror story? And you said it was rewarding so I take this as a recommendation to read. :) Thanks for putting up with a string of questions. I'm up to episode 3 and really enjoying it this time through. And I'm miffed these books are $12 each although I can save $5 if I buy the trilogy up front. :p
     
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    Episode 4 where Quinten awakes in a mental institution was great. :)
     
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    No problem. It's like Harry Potter, but with significantly higher stakes.
     
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    People died in Harry Potter. ;)
     
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    Ok, does the beast sing tenor Broadway type songs in the book? He's lost a lot of threat once the moths fluttering head is removed and he started singing like all the time he's with a certain girl. I think he's lonely. :p
     

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