Syfy has a new show, and they want to hook you with a free taste. Who are we to say no to something that's free?!
The Magicians is based on a series of books by Lev Grossman. The first book came along in 2009 and is all about a young man called Quentin Coldwater who is obsessed with a fictional magical world called Fillory and ends up going to a secret school for magic. This isn't Harry Potter though, the story in the books at least is much darker and the setting on Syfy means that they have some scope to keep the nastier material intact.
The series has been in the works since 2011 and moved around a bit before settling at Syfy. If any of that sounds interesting to you, the first full episode is below.
There's quite a lot to take in from the first episode and reviews so far have been mixed to positive. Fans of the books don't seem to know quite what to make of the changes and it's hard to know where it goes from here. At least the effects are better than on some Syfy shows. That's a start.
The rest of the 13 episode first season continues on the 25th of January on Syfy. Watch it, if you are so inclined.