Channel Zero: Butchers Block has set a new bar for terrifying TV depictions of mental illness

The first season of Channel Zero, Syfy’s horror anthology series, had some aesthetically cool and creepy elements—not surprising for a series based on creepypasta—but it failed to connect emotionally. (A “handsome disappointment,” said the headline of The A.V. Club’s review.) But in its third installment, which…

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The Magicians’ stars on channeling Shakespeare, Monty Python, and The Princess Bride

Rejoice, Fillorians! Syfy’s The Magicians is poised to return next week for another season of intricate tut spells, magical Fillorian critters, and general supernatural intrigue. Season two saw Eliot and Margo, played by Hale Appleman and Summer Bishil, struggle in their new roles as High King and Queen Of Fillory. In…