So, there’s a type of Netflix show that goes on late at night when everyone else is in bed and you want something on in the background while you do stuff on your phone/laptop, and that’s what this turned out to be.  I guess partially inspired by watching the Penn & Teller “Fool Us” stuff, this show professed to revealing magic’s “secrets” – demonstrated by an overly dramatic deep voiceover and a theatrical magician in a particularly unsettling mask. The thing is, the illusions they explained weren’t all that unexpected – and in the cases where magicians would do those tricks latterly the artform’s been in them doing the tricks in such a way that you wonder how they do them, whilst at the same time they make it clear that whatever their trick is it’s *not* whatever the magician in this show’s doing.  I suppose it made me watch a few things closer on “Fool Us”, but overall was all rather silly. 👎

Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed
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