The Magicians have lost their mojo. At the end of the supernatural drama’s second season, magic seemed to simply disappear. Poof! That left numerous characters in quite the predicament, most notably Margo (Summer Bishil) and Eliot (Hale Appleman). The two current rulers of Fillory were about to contend with an army of inhospitable fairy invaders–and, now, they are powerless. However, in season three, audiences know that whether she’s capable of casting spells or not, never underestimate Margo. Ever.
The second season of The Magicians focuses heavily on the world of Fillory, and how our heroes are adapting to running a kingdom while battling evil gods and monsters. The series has seen twists and turns that may even surprise fans of the books, and that’s because showrunner Sera Gamble and co-creator John McNamara have worked hard to adapt Lev Grossman’s novels in a way that expands the world, the relationships, and the characters.
Canadian television has been very strong for well over a decade now, but the last couple of years have definitely been a peak, and 2017 starts with no less than four great new series: Pure on CBC, Mary Kills People and Ransom on Global, and Cardinal on CTV.