Netflix’s The Unremarkable Juanquini is an idea that does not quite come to fruition. With more creativity in the script and a more-invested cast, this series could have been something else entirely.
Netflix series The Unremarkable Juanquini season 1 was released on the platform on May 15, 2020 — this review of the comedy does not contain any spoilers.
The Unremarkable Juanquini follows an inept magician that pulls off one of the best tricks of his life that magically disappears a most wanted criminal. It’s useful to know that the magician’s family struggles to make ends meet and Juanquini is not earning the plaudits, even in magic shows for children who are more susceptible to simple tracks.
The Unremarkable Juanquini season 1 sees the magician in a tight spot — as the most wanted criminal disappeared on his stage, he finds himself cornered by the police to come up with answers to questions. The title of the show is ironic; an unremarkable magician has pulled off a remarkable feat and in turn, he ends up in trouble — it’s the double-edged sod’s law that gets the better of the character.
But that’s not the only element of the Netflix series that is ironic; The Unremarkable Juanquini is unremarkable itself. For a series about a magician who is the patriarch of a struggling family, the show’s imagination is dreadful and underperformed. The writing is substandard, piecing a scenario together in a dry and robotic way. It’s hard to feel any investment in a story that focuses so much on the concept but does nothing beforehand to develop a plot. We have a magician and a criminal — that’s the plot — and the audience is expected to bow down and laugh. There’s no laughing here.
Netflix’s The Unremarkable Juanquini season 1 is an idea that does not quite come to fruition. With more creativity in the script and a more-invested cast, this series could have been something else entirely. Divert your attention to actual magic instead and give Magic for Humans a go this weekend.
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