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 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.
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.
I am a big fan of Derren Brown, through the years he has made me laugh, think, and be struck with awe.
This, however, felt a little too staged at times. I get that they have to edit it down to a length and pace that don't scare people away, but it would have benefitted from 10-15 minutes more.
I was entertained, though.
What baffles me the most, is the other reviewers here who bash it for its "political agenda".
To you I will just say, that when you write stuff like this, it looks like you're okay with people hating, and killing, others for no good reason.
Also, you obviously didn't pay attention, as Derren ended the show with talking about how both extremes could come together to find a solution. But maybe you had already turned out, because you were hurt that they told you that killing is bad.
Seeing this as a political agenda doesn't reflect well on you.
Not killing shouldn't be a left or right issue, it should be a human issue.
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