Cardiff magician chooses his favorite TV shows about magic.
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
I love TV shows and I love magic so here are my top 5 TV shows that have magic as some kind of theme....
5. The Vampire Diaries / The Originals
Okay so these 2 are counting as 1 but that's because they are practically brother and sister so to speak. The Originals being a spin off from The Vampire Diaries, and yes both focus on Vampires predominantly. However there are witches etc in characters such as Bonnie and Freya and the shows are amazingly entertaining and fun. And everyone involved are stupidly beautiful too.
Five troublesome youths in a community service program are forced to work together at a community center when a freak electrical storm jolts them with a bolt of lightning, granting them all supernatural powers related to certain aspects of their personality – immortality, telepathy, invisibility, turning back time, and an enhanced sex drive with a single touch.
As they each try to test the limits of their powers, they eventually meet others that were affected by the storm and try to figure out to what end they were given their powers – for good or evil? A great cast and uber fun storylines.
I have to admit to being biased as I love Elizabeth Olsen, but I will admit this took a few episodes for me to get into.
WandaVision focuses on two of MCU’s most powerful Avengers – Scarlet Witch and The Vision – and their lives in the idyllic suburban town of Westview, New Jersey. But as it often is when magic is involved, things are not as they seem. And over the course of the 9 episodes, we cycle through various decades and television tropes to not only find out more about MCU’s resident witch Wanda Maximoff but also discover what’s really happening in Westview.
2. The Umbrella Academy
In 1989, dozens of women all over the world gave birth simultaneously and almost miraculously, as none of them showed any signs of pregnancy until that very day. Seven of these gifted children were adopted and subsequently studied by an eccentric billionaire, who turned them into a young superhero team named The Umbrella Academy.
After a falling out, the estranged step-siblings are reunited when their adoptive father passes away. As they attempt to uncover their family’s long-hidden secrets, they also learn of an impending apocalypse that they may or may not have the ability to stop.
American Horror Story (The Coven/Apocalypse)
The Apocalypse season has witches vs Satan so ya know....amazing!
Cody Fern rips the scenes up as the man who is destined to destroy the world and the final battle as as good as anything AHS has ever done.
Coven is the third season in the critically acclaimed horror anthology series, American Horror Story and this time, focuses on the horror genre trope of witches.
The descendants of the Salem witch trials’ survivors remain to this day but must hide their identities and abilities from society. In order to protect them, Cordelia Foxx runs a private all-girls boarding school in New Orleans where the young women are taught to strengthen and control their powers. When a young witch is burned by the townspeople, this sparks a series of events that prompt the modern-day coven to protect themselves against witch hunters and their long-time rivals: the voodoo practitioners.