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.
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.
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.
Same knife edge/edge of your seat type stuff that only Derren could do ;)
The chocolate roll thing (NOT saying what it is!) had me open mouthed! And there is always something to look out for behind the scenes, hidden away just out of view. As usual, loved it ;D But knowing Derren's shows you should really watch twice, there's always something that you missed, which I am sure is to his utter pleasure... If anyone has read the papers and seen what is to come, then absolutely everyone will be watching and holding their breath next week for his newest, no doubt controversial, trick.
And that is exactly what this is, controversial. Some people will watch thinking that this is very wrong and shocking and others will sit and see just how far Derren can push boundaries without going too far and supply us with some great, way way way above the average entertainment.
If you didn't see it this week then definitely watch it next, it looks like there are surprises to come... Can't wait.
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