In The System, Derren Brown amazes us by being able to correctly predict the winner of horse races every time. Derren persuades a woman to place increasingly large bets with her own savings based on his picks.
In the first programme, Derren sets up a fake pharmaceutical company which claims to have developed a drug named 'Rumyodin', with the ability to inhibit fear. In the second, Derren looks at the psychology of religious belief.
A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.
The Gathering was a live stage show performed in a secret location (hidden from the audience). The audience was hand picked by Brown and included psychologists, college students, celebrities, psychics, taxi drivers, and magicians.
Long gone are the days of Paul daniels and having to watch people bring things out of hats and confound us with yet another card trick.
The last BIG mentalist on our screens was the ever STRANGE looking Max Mavern, so thank god for Derren who is bringing back a little class to the genre again.. with hardly a TRICK of the CARDS in sight.
Also Derren is an accomplished artist, so check his work out.
If your fed up with the tacky magic that you normally see and are fed up with waiting for David Copperfield to accidently float into a rotating fan in the air conditioning on a milllion dollar stage and actually want to be inpressed, I advise you see Derrens work on dvd or on tv.. LIVE if you can.
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