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Syfy Celebrates ‘The Magicians’ Season 2 with Enchanting ‘Hall of Magic’ Exhibit

January 25, 2017

Outside Syfy’s ‘Hall of Magic’ (XFINITY)

Syfy’s “The Magicians” tells the tale of Brakebills College, a school for aspiring sorcerers that is hidden somewhere in New York City. Only an elite-level of talent is admitted into this institution and as Julia Wicker will tell you, the entry exam is a doozy.

So basically, if they don’t want you to find this place…you ain’t gonna find it.

Fortunately, to celebrate this Wednesday’s premiere of the second season of “The Magicians,” Syfy is inviting everyone, magically inclined or not, to check out this legendary academy.

Dubbed the “Hall of Magic,” this interactive look at the world of “The Magicians” boasts ten rooms of illusions that seem to have been lifted straight from the imagination of the show’s creators.

I attended a sneak preview this past Thursday evening and was treated to displays of battle magic, telepathy, levitation, street magic, and more. Add to that the faithful recreations of the library, classrooms, and even the Fillory and you have an event that is definitely worth the trip for fans of “The Magicians.”

Pro Tip: Be sure to bring your phone as there are dozens of Instragram-worthy moments. I don’t want to give too much away, but the Infinity Boxes are amazing…

Me and Seven of My Friends in an Infinity Box (Damian Holbrook)

The “Hall of Magic” is open from now until Sunday, January 29, 2017. It is located at 55 Wythe Ave in Brooklyn, NY. For tickets, visit www.hallofmagicnyc.com.

Don’t miss the season 2 premiere of “The Magicians,” this Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9 p.m. ET.

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XFINITY TV Binge-Watching Guide: It’s a Good Time to Have Free Time

April 8, 2016

Start stock-piling your snacks and laying out your sweatpants because XFINITY Watchathon Week is almost here!

“Hey Gordon, what is Watchathon?”

Glad you asked. (That, or I’m hearing voices.) Basically, from April 18th through April 24th you can enjoy thousands of episodes of TV shows from HBO, Starz, Cinemax and other networks for free. It is truly a binge-watcher’s dream come true.

Alright, before we jump into this week’s picks, let’s head over to Twitter for an Outstanding Achievement in Binge-Watching

@gordonholmes the last two seasons of Game of Thrones in a 28-hour period. Recognize.

— Offended Nerd (@OffendedNerd) March 28, 2016

Wow. Consider yourself officially recognized, Offended Nerd. (If that is your real name.)

If you want to match Offended Nerd’s feat, we have every episode of “Game of Thrones” on XFINITY On Demand. If you have your own Binge-Brag that’s worth mentioning, drop me a line on Twitter and be sure to tag your tweets #bingewatching and #XFINITYbinge.

 1. – “Outlander”: You might need the ability to time travel to watch season one of this epic before Saturday’s premiere. But, you can always just make the start of season two the cherry on top of a worthwhile binge session by using On Demand.
 2. – “Orphan Black”: Two words: Tatiana Maslany. I don’t want to give too much away about this show’s concept, but universities should offer classes on her performance…er…performances…
   3. – “The Magicians”: Seriously, who needs Hogwarts? This magical hit has cast a spell on us. The question is; what’re we going to do after Monday’s finale?
 4. – “Chrisley Knows Best”: These quick, comedic episodes fly by so quickly. You can easily catch up on the full season of this hysterical guilty pleasure before Tuesday’s finale.
  5. – “The Girlfriend Experience”: Fun Fact: Riley Keough, the star of this racy new Starz show, is actually Elvis Presley’s granddaughter. Anyone know the title you give to the daughter of the daughter of a king? Anywho, the full first season will be available Sunday.  6. – “Dice”: This fictional look at the life of comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay is surprisingly…endearing. Check out the premiere now, then come back Sunday when we get the rest of season one.
 7. – “Lucifer”: Now that “Lucifer” has been picked up for a second season, we’re calling it “Safe Investment TV.” By that we mean; if you fall in love with this devil-turned-somewhat-good tale, you won’t have to worry because there will be plenty more to come.
 8. – “Those Who Can’t”: Let me be clear, this comedy about high-school educators is not for everyone. It gets a bit randy. But, if that’s your cup of tea, you’re going to definitely want to tune in to these teachers.
 9. – “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”: I don’t think I’m  exaggerating when I say ‘TPVOJS’ has been the best show of 2016. Now you can watch the whole thing from the Bronco chase, to the gloves, to the verdict, to the aftermath.
 10.“Hap and Leonard”: A six-episode season? You can bang out this action-packed hidden gem in an evening.

XFINITY TV Binge-Watching Guide: 10 Shows Worth Your Free Time This Weekend

March 31, 2016

Alright, binge-watchers…we’ve got a big week of TV ahead of us. “The Walking Dead,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and “Shameless” are bringing their seasons to an end, “Empire” is finally back, and “Game of Thrones” is looming over the horizon. It’s a good time to have a free time.

Last week, I asked you to send me your most impressive binge-watching accomplishments on Twitter. So, before we jump into this week’s picks, let’s call out an Outstanding Achievement in Binge-Watching

Watched 5 seasons of The Wire in a month and a half. Currently making my way through Seinfeld for the first time.

— Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) March 28, 2016

If you want to match Mike’s feat, we have every episode of “The Wire” on XFINITY On Demand. If you have your own Binge-Brag that’s worth mentioning, drop me a line on Twitter and be sure to tag your tweets #bingewatching and #XFINITYbinge.

 1. – “Shameless”: With the show’s sixth season coming to an end this Sunday, there’s a lot to catch up on. And with the way this show balances hilarity with heartwarming with heartbreaking, you’re going to want to savor every episode.
 2. – “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”: This mini-series has been so good that it doesn’t matter that we all know how it’s going to end. Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson’s performances alone are reason enough to spend the day in court.
   3. – “The Walking Dead”: All the pieces are in place for what’s rumored to be a crazy-town finale. Take some time to remember Rick’s crew as they were before this Sunday’s train wreck.  4. – “Outlander”: Consider this an official challenge; this epic romance is kicking of its second season next Saturday. See if you can catch all of Season 1 between now and then.
  5. – “Real Housewives of New York City”: The eighth season of this scandalous hit premieres this Wednesday. Invite some friends over to binge Season 7…and hope nobody is in a wine-throwing mood.  6. – “The Magicians”: With eleven episodes available on XFINITY On Demand, “The Magicians” is a significant weekend commitment. But this thrilling fantasy show about an academy for magic is worth it.
 7. – “Southern Charm”: This outrageous look at wealthy South Carolinian singles is the perfect guilty pleasure. Best of all, since it’s so light and fun, you can feel free to get some multi-tasking done while you watch. Win/win.
 8. – “Hap and Leonard”: There are only six episodes of this gritty favorite, so this is perfect for binge-rs on a time budget.
 9. – “The Family”: Here’s another one for a quick binge. There are only five episodes, but there are more than enough jaw-dropping moments.
 10.“Game of Thrones”: Just a heads up; “Game of Thrones” is probably always going to be on this list. If I can turn one person onto what I consider to be the best show on television, then I’ll consider this whole thing to be a success.

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