John-Mcnamara

Re: The Magicians season 2 finale (no spoilers)

- THEY PARALLELED TO THE BEGINNING OF SEASON 1 I got so randomly emotional about that.
- A+ music choice as always.
- It seems like they (producers/directors/writers) do an exceptionally awesome job at creating new plot lines as opposed to trying to do things the way they happened in the books. Usually I get annoyed about that kind of thing but it speaks to the skill of the entire crew (and I guess my own personal taste, if we’re being objective in a subjective opinion) if they’re able to do their own thing and have it be more exhilarating than what I hope to be brought to life from the source material.
- I’m the type that loves to see things happen linearly, so the fact that I’m enthralled with them taking the books and turning them on their head speaks volumes. Book 3 in season 2 and Book 2 in season 3? Sure, fine.

Kady, kind of, is a version of Julia had Julia had none of her advantages. Even though Julia comes from a family of emotional neglect, like we find out in season 1, Kady comes from a family of genuine, terrifying neglect and abuse. For Kady, magic was this necessary tool to acquire to survive. For Julia, it was this childhood interest that then suddenly became a reality that she wanted but couldn’t get in the way she wanted. That’s the longest way I could put it - that they are mirror images of one another.
—  John McNamara talking about wickoff [ x ]
‘The Magicians’ Renewed for Season 3 on Syfy

The Magicians has been renewed for a third season by Syfy, the cable network announced Wednesday.

The network has picked up the drama series for another 13-episode season to follow the currently airing second season. Season 3 will premiere in 2018.

A Universal Cable Productions series, The Magicians centers on Quentin (Jason Ralph), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.

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Quentin and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world. Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil also star.

The Magicians is based on Lev Grossman’s series of bestselling novels. John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher serve as executive producers alongside Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

The show airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy, with the season finale to air on April 19.

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Chaplain John McNamara of Boston makes the sign of the cross as he administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle, (the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam), South Vietnam November 4, 1965 by Henri Huet

Chapelle was covering a U.S. Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai for the National Observer when she was seriously wounded, along with four Marines, by an exploding mine. She died in a helicopter en route to a hospital. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard consisting of six Marines and she was given full Marine burial.

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Aquarius: Character intros from original screenplay by John McNamara