Magic for Humans

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Magic series mixes illusion with humor, has some language.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Magic can be used to address some of life’s questions in a comical way. Issues like free will, self control, others are discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Justin Willman is personable, charismatic, kind. 

Violence

Nothing violent, but in one case a child cries. Another participant panics before the reveal. 

Sex
Language

"Hell," "damn," and bleeped cursing. 

Consumerism

References to iPhone; Pepsi cans and other items occasionally visible, but not in a promotional context. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to crack in a joking manner.  

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the series Magic for Humans features lots of fun magic tricks offered with a lighthearted sense of humor. There are a few references to crack made in jest, and on one occasion a little boy cries after a trick, but the event is handled kindly. On occasion products like iPhone and Pepsi are briefly mentioned or shown. Despite some bleeped cursing thanks to people's reactions, the overall content is teen-friendly. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJordie25 September 30, 2018

Santa/Easter Bunny

Beginning of episode 4 he talks about Santa and the Easter Bunny being fake. Haven’t watched beyond that, just FYI
Adult Written byboymom4706 September 28, 2018

Watch Out for Last episode

My boys are 12 & 13. We have enjoyed this show as a family, but had to cut it out on episode 6 (the last episode). The intro joke referenced “anal” whic... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byJoshua M October 13, 2018

Amazing show!

Amazing illusions and humor. Left me wanting to watch so much more!

What's the story?

MAGIC FOR HUMANS is a Netflix series featuring illusionist Justin Willman ​​​​​​as he seeks to answer some of life's questions while stumping bystanders one magic trick at a time. From personalizing the foam designs on lattes without touching the cups to levitating himself during goat yoga, Willman manages to both charm and impress everyone he performs for. 

Is it any good?

This fun series combines magic tricks, elaborate experiments, and good-natured wit as Justin Willman shows off his illusionist skills. Adding to the entertainment are people's reactions, which range from an adult stunned into silence when Willman pulls his wife out of a bag to young girls telling him that one of his tricks should be more gender inclusive -- all of which the illusionist takes in stride and with a sense of humor. 

The tricks are impressive, and it's easy to find yourself accusing Willman of using the magic of television to make them happen, despite his assertions to the contrary. But Magic for Humans is as much about the easygoing, charming way Willman interacts with his audiences. Even if you're not a magic buff, it's an entertaining series that offers some lighthearted teen and adult fun. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about magic. How do illusionists trick people into thinking that what they're seeing is real? 

  • What magic tricks impress you the most on Magic for Humans? Is it the trick itself, or the way that Willman goes about pulling it off?

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