1. The Magicians is like Harry Potter for twentysomethings, but darker and filled with sexy peril.
2. The show somehow manages to stay true to — and expand upon — the books' source material.
3. The show's not shying away from the darkness of the books. If anything, it's even scarier.
4. The central villain, The Beast, has been executed perfectly. His head is LITERALLY INSECTS.
5. Honestly, all the creatures are terrifying.
Niffins and fox gods and inescapable death, oh my.