The Magicians: Season 3 (2018)


Season 3
The Magicians

Critics Consensus

Surprising and wildly entertaining, The Magicians' third season has more than enough tricks up its sleeve to keep viewers under its spell.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 452
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Tv Season Info

In Season 3, our core group embarks on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore magic after it was turned off at the end of the second season.

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Critic Reviews for The Magicians Season 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

When a person recognizes that living in these times is akin to existing in a state of mass violation - of democratic norms, rule of law, of the concept of decency itself - then The Magician takes on a much bigger meaning.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

How do you keep a show fresh as it heads into its third season? If you're The Magicians, you do it by pulling the rug out from under all of your characters.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Everyone is in top form here, and every loose thread from last season was given the attention it deserved.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm intrigued to see how they will handle this in sesaon 4

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Amazingly, The Magicians this week was able to reframe a compelling side story, the rescue of the fairy slaves, as the main plot while still addressing the more important quest for the sixth key with an enticingly incomplete narrative.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's "quest of the week" storytelling style means it can essentially do whatever it wants, throw as many tones as possible into the blender and have whatever emerges come out deliciously.

Feb 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It's definitely one of the most self-aware and tongue-in-cheek, and every season, the cast and their characters grow stronger. If that's not magic, we don't know what is.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The Magicians has quietly become one of the most consistently entertaining shows on TV.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It understands the complexities of genre and that a story that's engaging and interesting and constantly keeping its viewers on their toes needs to be more than just one thing and, it needs a deep well of understanding of characters.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's fun to see the entire premise of this series -- people unbelieving in magic suddenly stumbling into it -- turned on its head.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Magicians excels at pairing the absurd with an earnest sincerity in a way no other series does. Don't sleep on it.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Darkly hilarious, emotionally complex, wildly fantastical, and a little funky-there's nothing else like it, and that's precisely what makes it such a joy to watch.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magicians: Season 3

  • Oct 29, 2019
    Perfect season. Love the whole bring together of entire team to a common cause while exploring each individual character
  • Oct 12, 2019
    This is my favourite season of the 4 so far, "A Life in a Day" is just a beautiful episode watching Q and Eliot enjoy the lives together, emotion is fantastic.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    So in love with this show!
  • Apr 21, 2019
    10/10 Best show I have ever watched that I enjoy so very much. The story line and effects are so amazing.
  • Apr 17, 2019
    Worst and best season yet. Great storytelling but a terrible ending. All of that for nothing.
  • Apr 15, 2019
    Outstanding, each season is better than the last.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    As a fan from season 1, I can appreciate the show. If you like witty comedy, magic, love, drama, adventure than you'd enjoy this show. I see a long, negative comment on each season from the same person who obviously is not a fan of the show, so don't understand why they continue to watch every season... sounds like a guilty pleasure.
  • Apr 04, 2019
    First two season were great, and this season really was going well, but the final episode kind of ruined the entire season. I know there is always going to be some twist that makes it necessary to have at least one more season of the show, but this twist was just so poorly put together and caused certain characters to behave completely differently, with little of the behind-the-scenes action explained or making sense. Such a waste.
  • Apr 01, 2019
    This is the one that got me. The under pressure episode is everything you can want.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Shows fallen off and the writing has gotten bad

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