Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (2011– )

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Huge fan of Penn & Teller
22 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan. I think every show they've done thus far has been pretty outstanding. But even the greatest artists must hit a speed-bump, and this is Penn & Teller's. The concept I think is pretty good, but the quality of the show isn't.

The real trouble with this series is that it relies on about one minute of actual information per subject. The other 99%, not including advertisements, is pure hype for the next matter at hand.

Hype can be a good thing, when used with caution, but here it's the only commodity. Every episode is full of, "just wait five more minutes and we'll present the subject, but first..." Five minutes pass and it's merely 20 seconds of information followed by the next five minutes of hype and build-up. Cycle, and repeat.

Frustration is the only real thing one gets from this show. The game is to try and pick out the lie, but the editors, or whomever, aren't very good at hiding it. One can easily discount all fact being provided, and just look at the video at hand. In the first show, the fake was obvious because the "security cameras" we're in almost perfect HD with multiple angles on the same scene. Why would security cameras overlap on the exact same position. I know I wasn't the smart one out of the many dumb who picked up on it. According to their own poll half the audience picked the right one, out of 6 choices.

It feels like its who wants to be a millionaire stuck on question 1.


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