The Magicians: Season 4 (2019)


Season 4
The Magicians

Critics Consensus

The Magicians conjures a mind-bending fourth season that reinvigorates the ensemble with heady twists and spellbinding turns -- all leavened by the series' signature glib humor.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 32
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Air date: Jan 23, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Magicians Season 4

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

This is a show in which inexplicably good-looking people run around trying to kill demons and party with gods, but never at the expense of some Serious Storytelling.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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Despite all of this grimness, "The Magicians" is still the funniest fantasy show on TV because it's incredibly self-aware.

Jan 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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As of the first episode of the fourth season, there still isn't an answer as to how the Brakebills Seven will emerge from that particular conundrum, but there's even better news: The Magicians is still an excellent show.

May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It was frustrating and unconvincing and potentially irresponsible, yes. But I loved it anyway.

May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The sudden and devastating loss of Quentin could have been left at him sacrificing himself for the good of the world and his friends, but The Magicians has always been a little more thoughtful than that.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Magicians has done something I have never experienced on a show before: It gave me a chance to grieve.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm pretty damn sick of watching every character who loves like me, who looks like me, who explores the bounds of their sexuality like me, die.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

I am having a really hard time being optimistic about what's ahead. I hope I have to eat my words and it's the best season ever, but woof, you guys. This was a tough finale for a show I really love.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

This season of Syfy's The Magicians has been a journey full of huge powerful highlights.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

If anything, I wish these new identities were established a little more, but I appreciate this wasn't resolved in this first episode. A monster's on the loose, and the knowledge these magicians could use to save themselves are locked away.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magicians: Season 4

  • 3d ago
    Outstanding storytelling. Yes it can be sad, even tearful at times, but at its core it gave what it's always given, since the beginning: OUTSTANDING STORYTELLING. Sometimes tragic, often heartbreaking, yet always meaningful character study sprinkled with more than it's fair share of glib laughs and crushing loss, it's become the show that never disappoints it's audience. Over the course of four tremendous seasons, The Magicians has revolutionized what it means to be a modern fantasy show.
  • Jul 29, 2019
    Season 4 brought twists and tears and plenty of tears. I can't wait to see what they do next season with Fillory in the future and Julia's quest from a pig (season 5 sneak peek) whose looking for Quentin. This show stands on its own away from the books and shows the reality of life, that its messy, with or without magic and that not everything can have a happy ending like some of these babies are crying about. Quentin did indeed suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, but when he asked Penny if he did it to save his friends or if he finally found a way to kill could see the answer clear as day in his face when he saw them around the campfire. He did not succumb to his demons as some are claiming, but in fact changed the world around him for better. I too suffer from mental disorders and i find him inspiring and will continue to watch to see how his friends cope with the loss of such an amazing friend.
  • Jul 27, 2019
    This show is raw, life is raw. Life has very little filter and that typically only happens when we are young and our parents, if we are lucky, prepare us to eventually deal with that. This show is about what is real and the pain of unfulfilled goals, regrets we carry, and bitter love that is unfulfilled in the end; it is all a fact of life. No matter what we do, we have things that we regret and will wish we could change, yet oddly enough the show pulls a clear irony on us that we are not Magicians and even if we were...we are still human in the end.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Fun series. Yet, it valorises mediocre white men. Yet again. Let's try another story line next time?
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I love the Magician's because it's not some stupid teen drama it's more like a young ish adult TV series and it has bad language and some comedy, I believe that the show is completely amazing, it has the special effects right on point the cast is fine the story is definitely interesting. I am sad to see Quinn go I fear the show made a mistake letting him go.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    {There be spoilers ahead} As a whole, season 4 is a mess; there is some great episodes like 4x5 Escape From The Happy Place where the audience gets a glimpse into the mind of Eliot Waugh as his mind in trapped while his body is being possessed by a ruthless god-like entity. We get to see what he truly regrets and give him hope to keep trying to escape. And 4x10 All That Hard, Glossy Armor which bring Margo Hanson to the spotlight and no pun intended as it's the "musical" episode, that lets us see how the strong badass bitch that is Margo is struggling with trying to help her friends and save Eliot whom she cares for endlessly. But as for the rest of the episodes it feels all over the place, there are too many plot holes and story lines that were just dropped in order to have a shocking ending. Which isn't shocking, Quentin Coldwater dies. That's it. They took a character that I felt so connected to; who suffered from mental illness, had a love interest (which the writers took the praise for, but like most tv shows only like to bait the viewers in hopes of exploring a romance between two men in hopes of gaining kudos from critics for being progressive and gaining views from the audience and then like most showrunners/writers fail to deliver) and also had a history of suicide and then killed him off by sacrificing himself. It was a disappointment to say the least and a big mistake. I will not be watching season 5 unless they correct this, but as of right now I do not think that's going to be a possibility. It's a shame, I would have instantly recommend this show, but season 4 has definitely stopped me from doing so, unless season 5 delivers; which it probably won't I can safely say that The Magicians has lost a fan.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    This is one of my favorite series ever. I hope this gets renewed for more seasons. Julia is my favorite character in the series, I wish she becomes the Goddess she wants to become in season 5.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    I thought that the characters arc were well written and all drove to the final in a way I wouldn't have expected. This show makes me feel so much emotions, with all it's twist it's a real roller coster and my only negative point of this season was maybe the josh and Margo relationship i don't think they are a good fit to each other. But otherwise the acting and the scenario is so good and intense i can't stop watching when I look at it. Plus if we talk about the ending I don't think I've ever been that emotional for a character, it might be because I identified as him in a way but his death was beautiful in her way. Ps: sorry if I made some mistakes I'm french and my English isn't that good
  • Jul 12, 2019
    Well, these scores just show how professional critics can recognize excellence, while the audience score includes the opinions of people who enjoy Real Housewives. Not shown here, are the rest of the audience who would give Magicians five stars. This show has a deeply dedicated following. We follow the fan pages. Share our favorite quotes. Care about the characters like they are close friends. It's what happens when characters exist in the fantasy realm, but are realistic and relatable. I could write pages about the attributes of this show: the writing (plot and dialogue), acting.... for me now, it is a familiar place I visit to escape and relax and be entertained.
  • Jul 06, 2019
    S4 started strong but by the end of ep 11 all the plots building towards the finale were scrapped to force the narrative in a direction to get the last half of the finale to happen. The positive critic reviews are mostly before the season finished so not a good review of the season. Most of the characters ended this season regressed to repeat their season 2 or 3 plots, not sure how writers run out of ideas in this universe since it's magic and also they hadn't even come close to exhausting the book canon, but here we are.

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