The Magicians: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
The Magicians

Critics Consensus

A clearer sense of purpose and extra helpings of cynicism and danger lead The Magicians to a higher level of engagement.



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 341
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Air date: Jan 25, 2017
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Season 2 of the fantasy series picks up right after the previous season's final episode. When it's revealed that nobody was killed and everybody is just fine, Julia (Stella Maeve) strikes a deal with the Beast (Charles Mesure) in order to take down Reynard (Mackenzie Astin). As Quentin (Jason Ralph), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Penny (Arjun Gupta) and Margo (Summer Bishil) embark upon a quest to find a new weapon to kill the Beast and go back to their world, Eliot (Hale Appleman) struggles with being a king and Julia is forced to continue her descent into the dark side. Things take a turn for the worst when one of the young magicians is put in mortal peril and another loses her shade. And when they finally make it back to their world they realize the war is not over.


Jason Ralph (III)
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
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Critic Reviews for The Magicians Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

I'm having a lot of fun watching The Magicians.

Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When combined in the right quantities, innovative technology such as heat mapping and old school analog tricks like strobe lights and hidden magnets can still be enchanting enough to charm even the most cynical of us.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

I love the snarky dialogue, especially Eliot and Margo's witty one liners.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The Magicians will sneak up on you. At first it might seem like a cheesy CW show about angst and magic at an exclusive East Coast college. But suddenly, it gets seriously twisted and frightening.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The Magicians hasn't been perfect this season, and last week's episode left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, but this season finale was a solid hit.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Obviously we knew the show wouldn't let the main characters stay dead/incapacitated for long. That's not how TV works. Still, how much fun was it to watch Alice's body heal itself before she went to work on saving her friends?

Jan 30, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I enjoyed The Magicians season 2 a lot more than I did the first season. The sophomore year was way more evenly plotted than the first, even if it was sometimes hard to tell where the season was going.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Magicians seems like the likeliest successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, especially its painful, unfairly maligned late seasons.

Jan 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The well is tainted; the magic, gone for me.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There are constant reminders throughout the season two premiere and subsequent episodes about how while this show might look whimsical, the consequences are anything but.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magicians: Season 2

  • Apr 21, 2019
    I absolutely love this show! It's so good you just cannot help yourself from stopping in between episodes.
  • Apr 15, 2019
    Outstanding, better than season 1.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Just as fulfilling as the first season!
  • Mar 02, 2019
    Characters developed nicely and necessarily. Very good.
  • Feb 21, 2019
    A little bit better than season 1, the storyline is getting better along with all aspects of the show.
  • Jan 23, 2019
    this is an awesome show
  • Dec 31, 2018
    I enjoyed this show! Its fun and kinda dark!
  • Oct 27, 2018
    Possibly the best tv show ever made. I’m not usually into sci-fi, but this show is AMAZING! ??????????
  • Aug 24, 2018
    "THE MAGICIANS SERIES" is one of my favorite series, Everything Story, VFX, Acting, etc is Amazing & Great, I Rated 10/10 on IMDB & & Rotten-tomatoes, My favorite character is "Penny ", Highly Recommended for Harry potter and Magic Fans, Liked, Subscribed, Shared Regards
  • Jul 13, 2018
    best show ever oh my god

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