The Magicians Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror First Aired: 2015-12-16 Overview: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity. Been seeing previews for it and was on after the end of Childhoods End, so since I'm a sucker for magic shows I'd give it a go. Was impressed, I have no knowledge of the book series it's based off of and it pulled me in enough to watch the next few episodes. Was the books that it's based off any good?