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The Best Based on Books TV Shows on Syfy

Finding a good Based on Books TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Based on Books TV shows of all time streaming on Syfy.

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1. The Magicians

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7.6/10
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75/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 5 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 52 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others). Episodes coming soon to Netflix on December 15th, 2019 (PST).