The holidays are approaching, which means there's not a lot on TV. Most shows have either wrapped their latest season or gone on hiatus until after the New Year, leaving only a string of reruns and holiday specials to air. So what’s a TV lover to do? Marathoning a new series is always a great way to kill time between the gap from fall to winter television, and it just so happens that The Magicians is coming to Netflix on Dec. 26.
For those unfamiliar with the project, it premiered on Syfy last January. It’s based on Lev Grossman’s 2009 novel of the same name, and follows a story akin to Harry Potter. A young man named Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) enrolls at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as a magician. Once there, he discovers the magic he read about in his favorite childhood books is actually very real, and it’s far more dangerous than enchanting. Its second season arrives on Jan. 25, so it’s the perfect time to get caught up. But there are only 13 episodes so far, which may not tide you over for the next month. Here are seven other shows to try when you're done watching The Magicians.