There are so many reasons why The Magicians was one of my favorite shows. It was an excellent series of books, and the characters came to life in the show perfectly. Eliot is the exquisitely broken and fabulous guy friend I wish I had to dish out snarky advice at the perfect moment. Margo is the tough bitch who I wish had my back when times were tough. Shit wasn’t fair. Sometimes things didn’t work out. The wrong people died. But such is life. And wow, life is a real mess right now.
There’s one episode where the cast sings the Queen & Bowie classic, Under Pressure. It just gets me every time. Maybe it’s the opening spot where Penny rolls his eyes but sings anyway. Or that everyone forgot about Josh, but they didn’t mean to and sometimes I feel a little forgotten. Maybe it’s that Quentin and Alice still love each other even though they’ve broken up. Or that Margo and Elliot are literally headed off a cliff but they sing because their friends need them. I guess I just feel like life right now is either an epic quest or a heartbreaking tragedy and I’m really hoping there’s some way to sing our way out of it.
So I offer you one of my absolute favorite scenes. Quentin, Alice, Penny, Kady, Julia, Josh, Margo and Eliot sing Under Pressure. And if you’re as much of a fan as I am, check out our TADA | Triblend, or Margo 2020 | Crewneck and watch for new Magicians-inspired items.
About the Show
Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling book series, “The Magicians” follows Quentin Coldwater, a highly intelligent but socially withdrawn twenty-something secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child about a magical land called Fillory. Beyond that, Quentin’s life is dull until he finds himself admitted to a very secret, exclusive college of magic in Upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. However, magic doesn’t bring the happiness, adventure, and meaning that he thought it would…until he and his friends discover that Fillory is real.