2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Sera Gamble and John McNamara of The Magicians

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Sera Gamble and John McNamara, co-creators and showrunners of the Syfy hit series, The Magicians. The duo spoke on a wide range of issues covering Season 4, art imitating life, and the responsibilities of storytelling.  Also, is Timeline 40 Penny gone for good?

Honestly, I could listen to these two speak for much longer than just 11 minutes.

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Sera and John, as well as video of the full interview!

“We’re saying fuck a lot.” – Sera Gamble on the “fuck” levels in Season 4.

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2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Olivia Dudley of The Magicians

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with the cast of  The Magicians. In this interview, we sat down with Olivia Dudley (Alice Quinn) who spoke on a wide range of issues including Alice’s relationship with Quentin and the motivations for her pursuit of knowledge.

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Olivia, as well as video of the full interview!

“I don’t want her to ever be funny.”

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2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Jason Ralph of The Magicians

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with the cast of  The Magicians. In this interview, we sat down with Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater) who spoke on a wide range of issues including who Bri-Guy is,  Quentin and Eliot’s relationship and bond, and the responsibility of playing on a show that handles such serious issues and how that resonates with its fans.

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Jason, as well as video of the full interview!

On Quentin and Eliot’s relationship:

“As much as you can believe in soulmates, I think they probably are.”

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2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Hale Appleman of The Magicians

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with the cast of  The Magicians. In this interview, we sat down with Hale Appleman (Eliot Waugh) who spoke on a wide range of issues including  the Eliot Monster and who he’d like to work with in Season 4.

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Hale, as well as video of the full interview!

“John McNamara asked me, ‘yeah, can you play him as a 9 year old without any empathy or impulse control?’ and I said ‘sure’ and then they were like, ‘wait, uh, what’s happening here?!?'” – Hale Appleman

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2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Summer Bishil of The Magicians

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 3 (July 21, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with The Magicians‘ very own Summer Bishil (she plays Margo Hanson, the current High King of Fillory and the show’s resident sassy badass). In the interview, Summer talked about a wide range of issues including Season 4, her new alter ego of “Janet,” and what it’s like as an actor dealing with the weighty issues the show portrays.

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Summer, as well as video of the full interview!

“So, it’s always interesting on The Magicians …”- Summer Bishil

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TV Recaps: The Magicians – Ranking the Episodes of Season 3

With The Magicians having aired its season finale this week, now is the time to start looking forward to Season 4 and wondering what is going to happen. But! Before we say goodbye to Season 3, I thought it would be fun to look back on this tremendous season and rank the 13 episodes from best to still great but not best (there is NO worse in this season’s catalog).

Read my thoughts and let me know if you agree or if I messed up big time in the comments.  In every episode title, there is a link to our complete recap & review of that episode!

THE MAGICIANS — “A Life in the Day” Episode 305 — Pictured: Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater — (Photo by: Eric Milner/Syfy)

PopCultureReview’s Rank of Best Season 3 The Magicians Episodes begins … after the jump!

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TV Recaps: The Magicians – Of Sacrifices and Betrayals …

The Magicians
“Will You Play With Me?”
April 4, 2018

Okay kids, tonight’s the night.  The Season 3 finale of The Magicians and boy did we have an episode.  Betrayals? Check. Sacrifices? Check.  Tacos? Check. Tick throwing shade? Check. Amazing Music Montages? Check. Great Easter Eggs? Check.  Crisp dialogue, twists you can’t predict and things just make you go, the fuck is happening? Check.

Sera Gamble and John McNamara, who wrote tonight’s show (they’re also the creators, 2 of the EPs and Sera is the show runner), and Chris Fisher who directed, closed out this Season in amazing style while setting up a lot of great questions for Season 4.  Without another wasted moment, jump into our recap and review of The Magicians‘ season finale, “Will You Play With Me?” … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Magicians season finale is tonight.  I can’t even really deal with that as I’m writing my recap right now for it ahead of tonight and I don’t want it to be over.  These 13 hours, as a cohesive unit, have been the most enjoyable season of television I have experienced maybe ever.  Not looking forward to waiting a year until Season 4.  Also on, Krypton,The Americans,  and Life Sentence.  But really, The Magicians, that’s all that’s important tonight.

THE MAGICIANS — “Will You Play With Me?” Episode 313 — Pictured: (l-r) Trevor Einhorn as Josh Hoberman, Summer Bishil as Margo Hanson, Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater — (Photo by: Eric Milner/Syfy)

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TV Recaps: The Magicians – Long Live the King …

The Magicians
“The Fillorian Candidate”
March 28, 2018

Its Fillory’s Spring Awakening, democracy-style!! But, the real star of tonight’s episode is the continued growth of Julia’s character as she embraces her ever increasing Godhood.  Elsewhere, Kady Meets 23TL Penny and Alice and Quentin continue being Alice and Quentin.  Never have two people each been the other’s Fuck, Marry AND Kill!  *sigh*

Don’t waste a second more, jump into our deep dive recap and review of “The Fillorian Candidate” (Spoilers! Last Warning) … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Its Magic Wednesdays which means that The Magicians is our Top Pick to Watch Tonight but we’re also excited to watch new Krypton and the season premiere of The Americans.  Also, Riverdale, Life Sentence and the special Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar. Lots of good choices tonight!!

THE MAGICIANS — “The Fillorian Candidate” Episode 312 — Pictured: (l-r) Brittany Curran as Fen, Hale Appleman as Eliot Waugh, Summer Bishil as Margo Hanson — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

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