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Five Reasons You Should Binge-Watch ‘The Magicians’ ASAP

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When it comes to fantasy shows, The Magicians has been one of the top series for the past few years. The series follows a group of magicians battling a slew of villains. If you’re on the fence, we give you a few reasons to check it out. The first three seasons are available on Netflix.

Girl Power Forever

If you’re in the mood for some strong female characters, The Magicians have a slew of them. Julia Wicker, who is played by Stella Maeve, learned to use her powers on the rough streets of NYC. Kady Orloff-Diaz, who is played by Jade Tailor, wants vengeance for her mother’s death. Along with Alice Quinn, Margo Hanson, and Fen, the ladies bringing some passionate performances.

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They’re Only Human

While this is a show based around magic, it reminds you that these are human beings. None of the villains are doing horrific things because it was in their blood. The heroes don’t always give it their all in certain situations. Watching things unfold will give you a sense of reality in this fantasy world.

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At Your Fingertips

When you think of magic, you automatically think of wands and phrases. The Magicians throws that away for something unique: finger tutting. With different hand gestures, spells are cast. “I think finger tutting could replace the magic wand. It’s way cooler and takes more skill. I think people are tired of seeing Abracadabra,” show choreographer Paul Becker told Inverse.

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All Grown Up

The Magicians‘ key audience is folks that grew up with Harry Potter. Consider this series a more grown up version of those adventures. Instead of Hogwarts, we’re dealing with Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy. Trade in Harry and his friends for Quentin Coldwater and his gang of friends. The Magicians also gives a more real-world approach, with it being based in New York.

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The Critics Agree

The show has been a critical darling since season one. It currently holds a 91% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. “Its darkly funny sense of humor keeps things from getting too dark, and the performances are great,” stated Collider. The Magicians has earned three straight nominations for Best Fantasy Television Series at the Saturn Awards.

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