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Im suprised no one has mentioned Magick which followed Derren's show?

I thought it was pretty strange but highly original. The effect with the dancers was...different!

Wasn't strictly mentalism but pretty creative.
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I loved it. I thought it was the best thing on that night.

Luke Jermay.
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Hi Luke

Glad you loved the show. Not many magicians liked it and indeed as one of the magical consultants on the show I came in for an awful lot of flack at The Magic Circle meeting this evening!

However, it is not made for magicians and it was made for a specific younger generation target audience. Just wait until you see the other shows!

All the best

Scott
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Scott

I LOVED it. Some thing were not exactly what I would normally look for but I loved the way it was filmed.

I really though it was brillantly thought out material presented in a wonderful style. I wished I had got there first!

Well done. No flack here, just admiration.

I truly think it was the best thing Magic has seen for a long time. Regardless of target audiences it was an artisticly shot, well thought out, and perfectly performed half hour.

Well done!

Luke Jermay.
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Thanks Luke

I will print out your reply and use it in evidence for my defense at the next convention!

Scott
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I agree with Luke. I really enjoyed it too. Some great ideas in there.
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I thought it was highly creative, loved some of the classic magic on it and it was ******* hilarious too. Top notch.
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I loved the way that guy dressed up as a tramp and pulled money from people. It really scared some of them!

Oh yeah, and the way he produced an African orphan was quite impressive too.
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Was the intention to make a Secret Cabaret for the new millenium? If so, then I'm sure I'll look back and enjoy it with fondness in years to come.

I however didn't like most of the show - some bits were very good, some good and others a bit too arty (if that's the right word) for me.

I loved the opening effect but there was a bit too much MTV editing in the rest of the show for me.

Scott, I'll see you on Saturday. Smile

Mark (formally red haired)
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Some great ideas and new takes on old principles. I thought the format was excellent. I didn't see the bit with the dancing girls coming at all! I laughed a lot.
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The show woke me up after dozing through
Roulette Rubbish Smile
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Well done mate. It was very original. I thought the production values were excellent. Bizarre and arty.

Of course anything with transvestites in it gets my vote.

Not quite as gripping as Derren Brown mind.
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Scott - I thought the show was great. It's come in for a large amount of stick on magic discussion forums, but as you rightly say the show was not really intended for magicians. Many of my non-magician friends loved it.

Finally a TV magic show that's going to get non-magicians watching. That's exactly what we need to raise the profile of magic.

Keep up the good work!
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I switched over and just caught the final "revelation" in the Dance routine! Excellent. Unfortunately my "other half" wanted something else on( I think it was snooker) Ah well! just another set of balls I suppose.

Howard
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I sat through Magick going ‘Wow!’ and ‘Amazing!’

Though I was truly amazed at how these two talentless, pretentious goons got a whole series presenting these god-awful tricks appallingly executed.

I had high hopes for this program as I’m a firm believer in bringing magic up to date and targeting the 18-30 audience but this was just drivel in its purest form.

It tried so hard to be controversial with the strippers and the spliffs, then funny with the African kid and that oh-so-hilarious foreign character, then art-house with the Polaroid pill bottle and the tramp short-films.

And don’t come back with “its not for us – its for laymen.” Any idiot knows when a camera cuts/looks away something’s going on!
How can you think that the supermarket trick was convincing to anyone?

I’m not a prude – far from it. The best bit was the line “he likes rice – 3 bowls a day” but after that we were subjected to wobbling mirrors (under the park bench) numerous camera cuts, contrived controversy, wackiness and the worst coin production in television history.

Get it off my screen and give Jerry Sadowitz a series instead.
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Some of it was farely amusing, but it wasn't really anything to stay up for.
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Undodog:
Great post, very amusing. I don't agree with you though.
You're not really Jerry Sadowitz are you?
He does deserve a new show.
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I really wanted to like it and in part I did. Anything that shifts magic from the tedium it has, for the large part, fallen into is a good thing in my book.

Not all of it worked for me but I am excited by the fact that it had been produced at all and that it took the risks it did.

My one dislike was that I thought it tried too hard at times to be different. But that's a lot better than trying hard to be the same as all the other shows in magicland.

A
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It they actually did any decent illusions it would have been fantastic.
It could have been The Secret Cabaret all over again.
But for me, it just fell on its shoddy backside.
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If nothing else it was certainly different.
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