Post by Dani (msjuliawicker) on Apr 5, 2016 6:34:58 GMT
Hi everyone! I'm writing the very first article/editorial for our website! It's going to be an article on why everyone should be reading/watching the Magicians! I want everyone's opinions and input! Clara and I have been talking about a lot of stuff, but I just want everyone to feel like their ideas are in here too! I plan to post the article before the finale!
It's a show that normalises a lot of issues and approaches things like addiction and mental illness in a sensible way, it doesn't tip-toe around it. It's a good show for me to watch as an early 20-something because people studying and going through the same things as the characters are shown these magicians with power who are able to take back control of their lives and I love that. Even though they're magic they still have to deal with their shit. The Alice/Quentin situation in the show is a good way to show issues like infidelity, and how these things happen sometimes.
Quentin is a real character, he's not a superhero, he makes mistakes and he's a bit of a dick sometimes, but he's a real person, and that's what I love about the show/books.
What I like about the magicians is that it doesn't shy away from issues and like, just its general take on Magic also? Like, these people aren't kids or teenagers like most magic/fantasy, but like in that weird in between of being an adult but not feeling like an adult age? And they still get magic and proper adventures but it isn't all fantasy quests and fun, it's like hard work and serious bsns things interspersed with amazing fun things. And for me the thing that drew me in the most (besides like, magic school for people my age!!!!!!) was Quentin being the main character. Like the first time I read the synopsis of the books, ages before I heard of the show, I was like ugh another fantasy book about a str8 white cismale protagonist that probably focuses on his weird misogyny and absurd love life. And then I actually saw the show, not realizing it was connected to the books I had seen so long ago, and decided to read the books too since it was only like episode 5 and I was like I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, and lie, Q just completely drew me in? Yeah he had some shitty misogyny moments and it did focus on his love life in the first book, but he was just so very similar to me with all the mental disorder stuff and his belief in Fillory and enthusiasm for magic and just. I fell in love with everything about the books and I identify so much with him and knowing that he managed to grow into himself and find a place where he was comfortable makes me feel so much better about being in such a shitty place in my life? And like, let's be real here Brakebills is amazing, Fillory is amazing, the magic system is exactly what I love about fantasy, the worldbuilding was so good. It didn't focus on shitty love triangles or teenage angst (Well, not a lot) our like whatever else YA books tend to and it wasn't weirdly smutty and pretentious the way "adult" section books are. Lev's writing was like, clean and enthralling and exactly what it needed to be to get everything to us, you know? And the show! The show is such a good adaption, just enough changes to keep things new and exciting (though I'm pretty sure it would still be new and exciting regardless of changes because that's just how the Magicians!verse is). And it's so much different to get to see the magic happen! They put so much detail into the show and the casting is so perfect and every single bit of the show makes me fall in love with it more. Plus the cast is just so engaging? And the fandom so friendly! I've been in a lot of fandom so in my life and this is the most engaging one, I really feel close to a lot of people here. So probably some of this is tangents you don't really need lol but I hope this helps? I love this show and I hope we can get more people to watch it and read the books and get involved with us because the community part of fandom is so important to me and we are building such a good one!
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