If you like the dark side of Harry Potter and the mystical world of Narnia, then you’ll love Syfy’s The Magicians. Based on the best-selling trilogy by Lev Grossman, the series follows the adventures of a group of magicians at Brakebills University who quickly discover that the magical realm of Fillory from a fictional series is real. The Magicians dismantles fantasy’s most popular tropes — all-powerful artifacts, a magic school, magical creatures (including dragons and faeries), dimensional portals, time travel, and quests — and reconstructs them in fresh, modern ways. Simultaneously, through the lens of magic, the series delves into sensitive topics like mental illness, sexual assault, politics, sexuality, and addiction.
But despite its dark undertone, the quirky series maintains witty and sarcastic humor throughout its 5-season run with musical numbers, pop culture references, and seamless meta-jokes. Trust me, once you get a taste of The Magicians, you will be devoured by its complex characters and atrocious and corny, yet bewitching storylines.
Monica has a BA in Journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Journalism and Communications from Quinnipiac University. Monica has worked as a journalist for over 20 years covering all things entertainment. She has covered everything from San Diego Comic-Con, The SAG Awards, Academy Awards, and more. Monica has been published in Variety, Swagger Magazine, Emmy Magazine, CNN, AP, Hidden Remote, and more. For the past 10 years, she has added PR and marketing to her list of talents as the president of Prime Entertainment Publicity, LLC. Monica is ready for anything and is proudly obsessed with pop culture.