What To Watch – Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lots of options tonight, unfortunately most of them are bunched up at 9pm.  Riverdale returns with lots of new craziness tonight at 8pm.  At 9pm, our Top Pick To Watch is The Magicians – its the music episode but its so much more than that! Also at 9pm, 2 new series, Life Sentence on The CW (which we may hopefully be covering here at PCR) and The Men Who Built America over on History, a must for history buffs!  At 10pm,

Photo: Mark Hill/The CW

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TV Recap: The Magicians – It Is Written …

The Magicians
“Six Short Stories About Magic”
February 28, 2018

The Magicians, never underestimate how they are going to deliver an episode to you or how they are going to make you feel all the goddamn feelings all the time. All the while feeding you Grade A+ television in ways and set ups you’ve never thought about before, but once you’ve seen it, you think, how can I ever live without with this show?!?

If “A Life in the Day” is the most emotionally moving thing you will see this year, “Six Short Stories About Magic” is hands down, the boldest hour of storytelling you will see this year.  Its episodes like tonight, why its a no-brainer that Syfy renewed the show for a Season 4 earlier this week.

Our deep dive recap and review (spoilers, so many spoilers) begins … after the jump!

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TV News: The Magicians – Renewed for Fourth Season

(Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Earlier today, Syfy announced that The Magicians has been renewed for a Season 4, set to air in 2019.  The show, which is based on a series of best selling novels by Lev Grossman, is currently in the middle of its third season, and, at least according to us here at Pop Culture Review, is busy breaking new ground in TV storytelling and destroying the notion that a show about magic can’t also be serious, well produced drama.

We typically don’t cover too much TV news here at PCR but as The Magicians is one of the shows we cover week to week with our deep dive recaps, it was newsworthy enough to us.

The Magicians airs Wednesday nights at 9pm(ET) and stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn. The series was adapted for TV by John McNamara and Sera Gamble and is executive produced by McNamara, Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

What To Watch – February 28, 2018

Not a lot going on tonight in volume but in quality, tonight’s The Magicians is the place to be. There is a 9 minute sequence in tonight’s episode that I guarantee you, you have never seen on TV on before and its amazing.  This show continues to be bold and original in its storytelling which is first rate on all levels from writing to direction to superb acting. A++

THE MAGICIANS — “Six Short Stories About Magic” Episode 308 — Pictured: Marlee Matlin as Harriet — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

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TV Recap: The Magicians – All Out War …

The Magicians
“Poached Eggs”
February 21, 2018

Intense Development in Fillory this week as the season long Chess Match between Margo and Faerie Queen come to a head. On Earth, Quentin, Poppy and Penny try to put the “Find the Next Key In the Underworld” Plan into effect while Alice and Julia deal with the fall out of their magical transplant last week.

Our deep dive recap of The Magicians‘ episode, “Poached Eggs” begins … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Magic Wednesday, Friends. Don’t let the Olympics-induced repeats get you down! Rise up, watch the all new The Magicians!!  Its another 2 hanky affair tonight so be prepared!!

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TV Recap: The Magicians – Questionable Ethics

The Magicians
“Do You Like Teeth?”
February 14, 2018

As a Valentine’s Day episode, this was horrible but as a normal installment of The Magicians, its everything you’re looking for from this show which continues to be on fire this season! Specifically, Felicia Day joins the show tonight and she’s amazing as the book fan favorite, Poppy.  But like the Depression Monster, she’s also kind of a dick. Or at least a person of “questionable ethics” as she freely admits early in the episode.

Read on for our (Spoiler Warning!!) deep dive recap of The Magicians‘ “Do You Like Teeth?” … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Its Valentine’s Day! Yeah for love.  But more importantly, its Magic Wednesday which means new The Magicians (featuring the debut of Felicia Day as Poppy)!! Also, more Winter Olympics … and that about it!!

(Photo by: Eric Milner/Syfy)

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TV Recap: The Magicians – The Mosaic

The Magicians
“A Life in the Day”
February 7, 2018

For three seasons, The Magicians has been this little show that could; turning out great stories with interesting characters and whimsical plots but tonight, “A Life in the Day” pushes The Magicians into the pantheon of great television.

There is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “Inner Light.” Its widely considered one of the best episodes TNG ever made and in it, the Enterprise’s captain, Jean Luc Picard, is knocked unconscious on the bridge and awakes on a planet. And, over the course of the episode, he lives a full life on that planet with a wife, children, grandchildren. He experiences highs and lows and all the pain and joy of living.  And when he wakes back on the Enterprise, he retains all of those memories and it changes him ever after. Changes him in ways that are tangible and intangible.

“A Life in the Day” is The Magicians‘ “Inner Light” and we have all been changed … changed for the better.

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What To Watch – Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wow, get ready cause tonight is an epic night of TV. First we have a couple of season finales including The Librarians (it looks absolutely bananas) and Knightfall (expect big action and at least a couple of deaths).

But also, the single best episode The Magicians has ever made is on tonight and you don’t want to miss it.  If you’re even a remote fan of this show, this is the episode you don’t want to miss.   Magic Wednesday are Alive!!

Photo by Allyson Riggs

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