Season 3 of the amazing Syfy show, The Magicians, begins on January 10. Today, NBC Universal released the first still photos of the new season! Take a look below at 21 pics from the season premiere, including several shots of Faran Tahir as “The Great Cock.” Interestingly, there is no Penny in these shots.
To catch you up, Season 2 ended with Ember killing Umber, Quentin killing Ember, a Plumber turning off all of the magic (except for Julia, she’s still got magic), and Eliot and Margo arguing over how to rule magic-less Fillory. Also, the Fairies are knocking on their kingdom’s door. Season 3 picks up with the quest to bring magic back.
The Magicians stars Jason Ralph (as Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (as Julia Wicker), Olivia Taylor Dudley (as Alice Quinn), Hale Appleman (as Eliot Waugh), Arjun Gupta (as William ‘Penny’ Adiyodi), Summer Bishil (as Margo Hanson), Rick Worthy (as Dean Fogg), Jade Tailor (as Kady Orloff-Diaz), Brittany Curran (as Fen), and Trevor Einhorn (as Josh Hoberman).
Its all horrible. There is really really really nothing going on tonight. The best I’ve got is some really good reruns of Game of Thrones and that only takes you to 9:30 (the good episodes start at 7). Stay warm and go to bed early, friends.
So, Christmas is done so you’re basically out of the schmaltzy Holiday Specials phase but most of your shows are still on Winter Hiatus, What to do? Well, this week will surely be filled with 2017 Retrospectives but tonight, we’re recommending some history learning on PBS, a shitty Charlie Brown special on ABC and crazy, Christmas themed murder mystery shows on ID. Fun times!! Oh, and the Kennedy Center Honors!
The end of the year is a great time to take stock of where we are. Today, I’m letting you know my top new shows of the Fall television season. These shows are weekly installment shows (distinguished from “binge” shows where an entire season is made available at once a la Netflix or Hulu). Why differentiate? Because, at least for me anyway, I watch “binge” shows very differently from weeklies and the characteristics and criteria for what makes them great isn’t necessarily the same in the two categories.
Anyhoo, read on and let me know what you think. There are a couple of “obvious” choices here that you’ll see on other critics lists. There are several that I am sure you will not. But, hey, I’m me and this is my world so step inside my thinking a bit. Leave your thoughts and choices in the comments. I love discussing TV and why you think something is great … or not.
Without further ado, the Best New Show of the Fall Season is …
Slow night for TV so I suggest you watch Matt Smith in all his Doctor Who glory romp through his three Christmas specials. Elsewhere, Dean Cain plays host to some Christmas magicians, Sheryl Crow has a Christmas special, new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Eric Idle explores the entire universe. In just 1 hour. Impressive.
So, as it turns out, even with Mr. Robot having its finale last week, Wednesdays remain a pretty good night of television! We have back to back episodes of The Librarians, new Vikings and History’s newest show, Knightfall – which I am on board with. For your Christmas-special choices, Dean Cain counts down the best Christmas movies and an hour long visual presentation of that creepy holiday classic, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.