Magic for Humans

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Magic for Humans
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GenreReality
Created byJustin Willman
Directed byAdam Franklin
Presented byJustin Willman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes19 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
CinematographyEric Bader
Editors
  • Trevor Ames
  • Asher Bingham
Running time21–25 minutes
Production companyAbso Lutely Productions
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17) –
present

Magic for Humans is an American reality television show. Its first season of six episodes was released on Netflix on August 17, 2018.[1] The show features comedian and magician Justin Willman performing magic tricks for people on the street.[2][3] He has said that the tricks actually happen as shown and are not edited.[3][4]

Magic for Humans returned for a second season on December 4, 2019.[5][6][7] On January 16, 2020, while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Willman announced that Magic For Humans had been picked up for a third season.[8] The third season was released on May 15, 2020.[9]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
26December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
37May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Self Control"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Justin explores the concepts of marshmallow self-control and why it's best just to go with the flow. Plus -- free fro-yo!
22"Express Yourself"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
School uniforms. Latte art. LEGO sculptures. Justin tackles the surprisingly magical ways people choose to express themselves.
33"Terrifying Tech"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
It's man vs. machine as Justin squares off against a robot in a magic battle. Other topics include delivery drones, face yoga and virtual reality.
44"Seeing Is Believing"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Justin attempts to convince people that invisibility, brain-enhancing medicines and superpowers are all real. (Spoiler alert: They're not!)
55"Guilt Trip"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Oh, the guilt! Justin talks to moms about lying for a living. Later, he conducts an eyewitness experiment and amazes detention-stricken students.
66"Love"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
In this episode dedicated to romance, Justin helps a single guy get a date and delivers a surprise proposal to a woman who married herself.

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
71"Christmas"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
Ho ho ho! Justin embraces the holiday spirit and visits Santa school, gets playful with Susan Sarandon and teaches kids about the magic of giving.
82"Fake"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
It's all about suspending disbelief when Justin links TV magic to pro wrestling, fools a lie detector and role-plays a fantasy mage in the park.
93"Daddy Issues"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
Between bad dad jokes, Justin pulls pranks with his son, awes parents with his uncanny childproofing and tests his reflexes against the LA Chargers.
104"We Should Talk"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
Communication is key as Justin plays language games in an ESL class and conducts psychic readings at a library. Plus: starstruck subliminal messages.
115"All Work and No Play"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
After telecommuting via a handy TaskRabbit helper, Justin amazes kids with tricks for skipping chores and performs a feat of dazzling multitasking.
126"Time is Relative"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
Justin turns water into mead at the Renaissance fair and speed-knits a sweater before slowing down to share magical memories with his mother.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
131"Power Trip"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Magic can influence the influencers and convince people they feel things they don't. But it can also teach children about the power of positive words.
142"Vices"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Embracing naughty habits, Justin magically figures out who’s high, hustles kids with broccoli and visits a rage room.
153"Home"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
After conjuring the ideal house pet in a cat cafe, Justin tackles his greatest challenge yet by assembling Ikea furniture — only to end up in pieces.
164"Self Care"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Seeking a little “me” time, Justin indulges in a mystical massage, struts his superhuman strength at the gym and convinces socks to fold themselves.
175"The End"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Justin ponders the end of it all while giving life to a thrift store's expired items and turning kids' dreams of the future into a real bucket list.
186"Know Fear"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Justin bares his worst nightmare as he strips down to perform at a nudist ranch, then conquers his fear of spicy foods with a few red-hot card tricks.
197"Tradition"May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
For Justin, celebrating tradition includes some enchanting etiquette at a formal dinner party and breaking illusions out of a birthday piñata.

Special Celebrity Guests[edit]

  • Susan Sarandon, Season 2, Episode 1 (2019)[10]
  • Gogo Lomo-David, Season 1, Episode 4 (2018)[11]
  • Griffin Arnlund, Season 3, Episode 7 (2020)[12]
  • Andrew Lowe, Season 3, Episode 7 (2020)[12]
  • Tyrone Evans Clark, Season 3, Episode 3 (2020)[13][14]
  • Michael Vaccaro, Season 1, Episode 5 (2018)[15]
  • Mona Lee Wylde, Season 1, Episode 5 (2018)[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Magic For Humans' Trailer: Magician Justin Willman Dazzles Crowds on Netflix". /Film. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  2. ^ Greene, Steve (2018-08-20). "'Magic for Humans' Review: Netflix Series Is a Charming Magic Showcase That's Built Like an All-Ages Sketch Comedy Show". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  3. ^ a b Sorren, Martha. "This New Netflix Show About Magic Is As Real As It Gets". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ Greene, Steve (September 12, 2018). "'Magic for Humans': Justin Willman on His Viral 'Invisible Man' Trick and the Dangers of Fooling Kids With It". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  5. ^ Tube, Stage. "VIDEO: Netflix Shares MAGIC FOR HUMANS Season 2 Announcement". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  6. ^ "Magic for Humans". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  7. ^ Magic for Humans: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix, retrieved 2019-12-29
  8. ^ "Instagram". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  9. ^ "Season 3 of Magic for Humans Appears on Netflix". ScreenRant. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  10. ^ "Magician Justin Willman Reveals His "Favorite Thing I've Ever Done" Was Also The Hardest Day on 'Magic For Humans' Season 2". Decider. 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  11. ^ "Magic for Humans (TV Series)". Radio Times. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  12. ^ a b "Magic for Humans Season 3: How Justin Willman Did His Best Tricks". ScreenRant. 2020-07-14. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  13. ^ Denic, Biljana (2021-04-13). "10 Cool Facts About Tyrone Evans Clark". DemotiX. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  14. ^ "Meet Performer & All-Around-Creative Tyrone Evans Clark". www.gq.co.za. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  15. ^ a b "Magic For Humans on Netflix in Portugal: Best TV shows to watch next". TVGEEK. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  16. ^ "Hollywood Fringe - mona lee wylde". www.hollywoodfringe.org. Retrieved 2022-08-08.

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