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Thanks, but the website, Hulu, etc. generally require a SyFy cable provider login/subscription. I only have lifeline/basic cable to make the internet work. I could find one of "those" sites, but realistically if I thought it was worthwhile, I would go ahead and pay Amazon or VuDu (Haven, Defiance, and Doctor Who). Otherwise, I will just wait for it (Continuum, Dark Matter, Warehouse 13, etc.). I guess I did have to shell out for the last season of Warehouse 13 for some reason.

Since this generally means I'll wait-out the first season, hopefully this, The Expanse, and maybe Dark Matter won't pull a Sleepy Hollow, I wouldn't want to pay for that second season...

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Have you actually tried Kodi with the SyFy plugin?

As best I can determine, Kodi has no way to discover that I have a cable subscription which includes SyFy (although I do). I didn't have to provide it with any cable company info, for example. I am using a TimeWarner network connection, though, so maybe the SyFy web site just assumes that's good enough.

ETA: or maybe SyFy can query the TW subscriber database, using the network IP address to find out associated subscriptions? That'd be really creepy and highly inappropriate I think.

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The pilot was shot in New Orleans in the "Round Table Club" and on the campus of Tulane University. See http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/201...leans_pil.html and http://www.tulanehullabaloo.com/news...b5fcdd963.html

The rest of the series is being shot in Vancouver, with some scenes at UBC (the University of British Columbia). See http://yvrshoots.com/2016/02/renewed...for-magic.html
Thanks. Got the fictional upstate NY university for rmagic confused with the shooting location in some wrtiteup. -- John
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Thanks. Got the fictional upstate NY university for rmagic confused with the shooting location in some wrtiteup. -- John

Oh, OK.

Brakebills University, aka Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, does have its own Web site, but it just shows an introductory video. They haven't spent the time to make it emulate the Web site of a real college.

There's also a Wiki with lots more info. http://themagicians.wikia.com/wiki/Brakebills

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They let the F bombs fly during the first half of last nights episode. The censors must have finished their coffee break because the second half had the F bombs muted.
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They let the F bombs fly during the first half of last nights episode. The censors must have finished their coffee break because the second half had the F bombs muted.

"Whoops" and I do have to say I am enjoying this series. Usually I get bored with the YA dramas, but this one has kept my attention.


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Oh, OK.

Brakebills University, aka Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, does have its own Web site, but it just shows an introductory video. They haven't spent the time to make it emulate the Web site of a real college.

There's also a Wiki with lots more info. http://themagicians.wikia.com/wiki/Brakebills
Hmm... could be a great scam here - set up a brakebillsu.edu, start collecting $50 application fees, and sell the data to identity thieves....

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I loved the scene when Quentin nailed the insult.
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They let the F bombs fly during the first half of last nights episode. The censors must have finished their coffee break because the second half had the F bombs muted.
It's getting annoying. Either don't censor it or leave it out of the script. The rest of the show is TV-14 level stuff.
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It's getting annoying. Either don't censor it or leave it out of the script. The rest of the show is TV-14 level stuff.
Yeah, I was surprised by this. If they knew it would be censored, why even put it in the script? Since they're letting the F-bombs fly, it's about time we saw some boobs, too
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Yeah, I was surprised by this. If they knew it would be censored, why even put it in the script? Since they're letting the F-bombs fly, it's about time we saw some boobs, too

Well it will most likely get uncensored for its physical media release maybe they are testing the waters.


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It's almost as if the show was originally intended for a foreign market where there's less 'hand flailing' about swearing in their TV content.
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Also enjoyed the last episode. I've also started reading the 1st book, interesting to see the changes they made for the show.


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The books seem to me to have started out being written for a YA audience. Given the re-ordering of events in the TV series, it's hard to publicly discuss them without major spoilers.
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It's getting annoying. Either don't censor it or leave it out of the script. The rest of the show is TV-14 level stuff.
This is an annoying trend. I said the same thing back when it was done with Southland when they censored the dialog in that show too. FX did it with Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll and just recently Colony on USA edited the F-word twice. They did the same with Mr Robot.

For some Syfy content that is produced in Canada (see also: The Transporter) and has greater freedom with content it's partially understandable that it gets edited for US markets, but for US networks it feels like they are trying to push viewers to watch the show on their respective apps where it shows uncensored to boost some numbers for their digital platforms.

Either way it's distracting. I don't watch movies premieres that are edited for television and I'm going the same way with actual shows now. I want the full experience. If that means I have to wait for it to appear on Netflix I probably will. Networks are just digging their broadcasting holes deeper.


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That was a messed up episode. You really wanted Plover and his sister to get their comeuppance. I take it Plover is the mothman monster.
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That was a messed up episode. You really wanted Plover and his sister to get their comeuppance. I take it Plover is the mothman monster.

Either that or one of the children. Of course it seems like a much younger man "behind the swarm"'. With certain powers he may have turned back the clock.

Very dark episode. Thought they handled it very well for the subject matter. Although this show can get kind of corny (not always a bad thing) this episode went into the deep end.

I continue to look forward to see where they take this.


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They pretty much stated the Beast is Pulver.
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They pretty much stated the Beast is Pulver.

Yes I know, I always leave an "out" since sometimes shows decide to throw a curve ball


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Regardless what Penny says, I like Quentin's dream. Slave Leia was great.

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This show (as it was said before) seems to have been made for a more "liberal" market. I have no issues with what they have shown or said, but it does throw you off sometimes. I'm really enjoying this series, but it seems to be flying under the radar of most people. I've recommended it to a couple people and they have liked it.


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Enjoyed that episode. I guess Alice somehow got left out of the invite for the three way? I still don't understand the logic "bleeping" of the language.
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Enjoyed that episode. I guess Alice somehow got left out of the invite for the three way? I still don't understand the logic "bleeping" of the language.

I guess the inebriated state (both alcohol and emotionally) they were super vulnerable. Alice was most likely still out with Penny at the time

I wish they didn't, but the "why" is easy enough. Hopefully one day we can get past this silliness especially when shows air after a certain time.


Btw reading at the same time is throwing me a little off. They have for sure changed things around, but I'm still not sure how much (not finished with book 1). It will be interesting to see how much they take from the book and how much will be "original".
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I agree with those who say 'The Expanse' and '12 Monkeys' represents a big quality jump from what the Syfy Network has been trafficking since the end of BSG. But what I don't need is another "pretty teenagers with powers (and romantic angst) save the world" show. I'll be passing on this one.
It's a known fact it takes attractive, young teens and twenty something's to save everyone else from the clutches of evil. Also, nobody cares about the dull, pointless lives of the uglies.
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Good news.

‘The Magicians’ Renewed for Season 2 on Syfy
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Enjoyed that episode. I guess Alice somehow got left out of the invite for the three way? I still don't understand the logic "bleeping" of the language.
This becomes a plot point in the books. Her "exclusion" in the festivities is important to the story arc.
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WARNING: The recording tonight ended early even though it was scheduled for 1h06m. I've setup to record the second showing to get the end.
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The season finale is absolutely mesmerizing and fantastic. One of the best season finales I've ever seen for any show. Everything that has been building up all season gets a tremendous payoff.

This is a show that needs wider exposure. I can't wait for season two.

Anyone else notice that season one is getting released to Blu-ray in July?
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Thank the divine it got renewed because otherwise that season ending cliffhanger would have sucked. Can quentin use the power of the Wellspring to save the others? I wonder if that knife can castrate a god let alone kill it?
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That was an intense episode. Mad props for Alice taking it down like a champ. Can someone lend Penny a hand? Too soon?

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I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews of this episode and the season in general, which makes me happy because I enjoyed the books.

That being said, I'm actually a little disappointed in the way they rushed a lot of things this season. I think there was enough material to stretch Book 1 (let alone Book 2 and Book 3) out to two or three seasons, and they not only crammed all of Book 1 into 13 episodes, they even got most of the secondary plot of Book 2 crammed in as well... such a waste of a lot of the plot points and character development.

I did like many of the changes from the book, it kept me guessing. The Plover misdirection was well-done (if telegraphed), and the elimination of the rest of the Chatwins was probably a wise choice as well. The introduction of Kady was confusing at first but now that we know she becomes Asmodeus, it's brilliant. She'll definitely be back next season. Penny's character was probably the best stand-out change for me, much more fleshed out than in Book 1, so I'm also looking forward to the inclusion of some more of his storyline sans-hands. Elliot was the best cast, and brought his character to life.

So I guess my main complaint is the lack of detail on the elements that they did choose to keep. Without going into spoiler territory, Book 1 takes place over the course of 5+ years, so there is definitely room for exposition if they had chosen to do so. This is the same complaint I have about the "Ender's Game" movie adaptation, where they cover 6+ years worth of plot in a 90 minute movie. It gives the impression of an accelerated timeline, and really changes the stakes.

We missed a lot of cool things from the books that would have been awesome to see on screen. They could have spent several episodes on the overall Fillory portion of the Beast, not just this one episode. In the book, they didn't know they were going to find the Beast, whereas in the show they were explicitly searching for him.

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