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Episode 3
2008-03-22
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons, and Christopher Lee.

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Episode 2
2008-03-22
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee.

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S E01
2008-03-23
An unlikely pair set out on a magical journey in this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular "Discworld" novels. Featuring Tim Curry, Sean Astin, Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee.

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Episode 3
2009-01-30
Based on Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld series of fantasy adventure novels. Na

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2
Night 2
2008-03-24
As Rincewind is hounded across the Discworld by the Wizards of Unseen University, he is helped by Twoflower the Tourist, his luggage and Cohen the Barbarian.

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Night 1
2008-03-23
Constantly failing at the Unseen University, the wizard Rincewind is given the task by the Patrician of looking after the Discworld's first tourist: Twoflower.

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The Color of Magic is a compelling two-part television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s hugely popular fantasy novels, "The Color of Magic" and "The Light Fantastic." Produced by RHI Entertainment and first aired in 2008, this engaging mini-series immerses viewers into a brilliantly reconstructed world of Discworld that expertly blends humor, adventure, and elements of the fantastical. The star-studded cast includes the likes of David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, David Bradley, Laura Haddock, James Cosmo, Karen David, Liz May Brice, Nigel Planer, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Miles Richardson, Stephen Marcus, and Toby Jones, each of whom bring their unique talents to this quirky and engaging universe.

David Jason plays the lead role as Rincewind, a cowardly wizzard (deliberately misspelled), who has a fragile relationship with magic, mainly because he was expelled from the Unseen University after a spell had literally jumped into his mind. His character is fleshed out with a blend of hapless bravery, quiet selflessness and sarcastic wit that adds depth to his character.

Sean Astin portrays Twoflower, an insurance clerk from the Counterweight Continent, who has come to the neighboring city of Ankh-Morpork to fulfill his dream of being a tourist. He's wonderfully naive about the dangers of Discworld and accompanies Rincewind on his daredevil journey with childlike wonderment. Astin's innate charm infuses Twoflower with an innocence that cleverly cloaks his astute observations about human nature.

Tim Curry is a high point, fully relishing his role as Trymon, the scheming senior wizard who plans to usurp the position of the Archchancellor. His pantomime villainy and theatricality bring a delightful shade of wickedness to the show.

Christopher Lee lends his distinctively deep voice to Death, a fan-favorite character of Pratchett's universe. Jerry Irons steals the scene with his riveting performance ofPatrician Vetinari, the cunning ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Other notable performances come from David Bradley, who plays Cohen the Barbarian, James Cosmo as Galder Weatherwax, and Laura Haddock as Bethan.

The Color of Magic is set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, A'Tuin, who blithely tours the cosmos. It's a world where reality is flexible, magic is unpredictable, and anything that can happen will happen (and usually at the most inconvenient times). Director Vadim Jean has successfully translated this intricate universe into the medium of television, maintaining the idiosyncratic charm of the original books.

The series is rampant with satirical interpretation of fairy tales, mythology, popular culture, and classic adventure-fantasy tropes. Often the humor is subtle and leaves the viewer anticipating the next joke or cunningly phrased piece of wisdom. The show has an inherent brilliance that isn’t solely dependent on comedy. It subtly explores deep themes such as a critique of destructive tourism, the blundering nature of prophecy, and the inherent folly of human beings.

The pacing of the show is commendable, skillfully condensing the contents of two novels into a two-part series without missing key points. The visual effects are a high point throughout the series and aid in capturing Pratchett's humorous and quirky universe.

The Color of Magic is suffused with wit and whimsy, and although it leans heavily into the realm of the absurd, it never alienates viewers with its irreverence. Even those unfamiliar with Pratchett's original works will find themselves charmed and entertained by the characters, plot twists, and cliffhangers. The show invites us to get lost in Pratchett's creation, and both parts of the mini-series are a testament to Pratchett's brilliance and imagination.

In conclusion, The Color of Magic is a delightful exploration of Discworld's absurdities. It's a magnificent show for fans of fantasy, satire, comedy, and adventure. Pratchett's vivid imagination, the stellar performances, and the compelling storyline make it suitable for viewers of all ages. The show remains true to its source material yet provides its twists and turns to create television magic in the truest sense. The Color of Magic will surely enthrall, amuse, excite, and, without fail, surprise you.

The Color of Magic is a series categorized as a canceled/ended. Spanning 1 seasons with a total of 7 episodes, the show debuted on 2008. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 6.9.

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How can I watch The Color of Magic online? The Color of Magic is available on RHI Entertainment with seasons and full episodes. You can also watch The Color of Magic on demand at Apple TV Channels, Pluto TV, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel Free, Crackle, Amazon online.

Channel
RHI Entertainment
Rating
6.9/10
Cast
Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Christopher Lee, Christopher Lee, Tim Curry, Liz May Brice, Stephen Marcus, Janet Suzman, David Jason, James Cosmo, Nigel Planer, David Bradley, Brian Cox, Karen David
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