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Before people decide to buy what is called a "SEASON PASS" for the newest UPCOMING (key word, UPCOMING) SEASON of The Magicians, please realize that YOU CANNOT WATCH ALL OF THE EPISODES RIGHT AWAY as the EPISODES HAVE NOT EVEN AIRED ON THE ORIGINAL CHANNEL YET!!! I'm SO SICK of people COMPLAINING after they've bought the season only to realize THERE ARE NO EPISODES, and then UNFAIRLY GIVE THE SHOW ONE STAR and THREATEN TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM AMAZON VIDEO. A SEASON PASS means you will be able to watch each episode the DAY AFTER it airs! Do not blame Amazon Video and then GIVE THIS SHOW ONE STAR simply because you cannot read the description of what you are buying!
See, now I have to offset one star reviews for a season that HASN’T AIRED ON TV YET because apparently people forgot how to google when a season premiers. I know we live in a world of instant access and binge watching.... but don’t you dare drag down such an amazing show before it’s even had a chance to actually let us down! 😂
All my love. I recommend the TVShowAlert App to keep up with the release dates of shows and new episodes.
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019
This show is awesome. I have read the books and can tell you that it does diverge from them, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I keep wanting to say you could think of it as if Harry Potter were written for adults, but honestly it's much more immersive and real than HP ever was. It also gets a whole lot darker than Harry Potter ever did. Yeah there are quite a few "trigger moments" in the narrative, but that's just one of the things that makes you that much more invested in the lives of the main characters.
On a technical side, the digital effects are amazing. It really makes magic seem totally plausible and adds to the immersion factor. The acting is pretty great. When compared with the books, you can really see how well each actor/actress pulls off their role. Thankfully, especially in Quentin's case, they also make the characters much more relatable. Some of the aspects of his character were incredibly frustrating to read. I'm happy with the way Jason took his character.
I feel that the writers skipped over a ton of what happened with Julia before she because part of Team Save-Magic (and everyone from dieing terrible, gory, excruciating deaths). Her character in the books is incredibly different than the Julia that Stella portrays. I do wish that the writers made Julia a little head strong and bold than she is in the show.
My only truly negative remark is there are not enough episodes in each season. I feel like we miss a lot of what goes on with each plot line.
I'm 2 episodes in and wow, this season is off to a great start. We're in a territory not traveled in the books and that could have gone in a very disappointing direction. In spite of the Cheerio planets that I don't remember from previous seasons, the world building continues to be strong. No gimmicky cube worlds here. Dark, compelling, surprising, delightful. I have every hope that this season will continue to be a pleaser.
I find it difficult to review this season without a ton of spoilers! It's very dramatic......& the finale isn't quite what you expected/hoped for 💔 -- Yes, many a heartbreak, especially for those (everyone?) who anticipated the joyful reunion between Eliot & Quentin.....in my opinion, the writers bottled out; having promoted a truly beautiful love affair, involving two young men, they.......? So, to the players: Hale Appleman is, as always, stunning......he portrays a monster who takes over Eliot's body, but doesn't really understand 'normal', rather like Frankenstein's monster; Eliot's punchline when finally freed is priceless! Quentin represents to me as a 'Holy Fool', like 'Parsifal' even, & Jason Ralph is wondrous in the rôle. What I really love about the whole production is the ensemble playing from the entire cast -- from two to many more -- it's perfect, even operatic, with every character supporting every other character! I believe that all 5 seasons are still available on Prime; I purchased the DVDs, as there are quite a few specific sections that I enjoy re-watching -- & I am still enthralled by 'The Mountain of Ghosts' -- but that's another Season........!
Delivered on time 👍, Blu-ray Series 4 Magicians ,the Multiverse of magic continues , after watching this 4th series it's definitely made for a Millennials glad there's been no more males kissing ,have had to cover my eyes in previous series ,being a Straight Man , otherwise fun movie and song references .