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I enjoyed the show basically because it was different. I do agree the magic could've been to a higher standard. But I actually got the feeling the magic was secondary. I liked it and will watch the other shows to see how it develops. But its not in the same league as the Secret Cabaret.

And it would also be nice to see Jerry back on tv.
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It's a good thing to have different styles of magic because one can then reach the maximum amount of audience possible. And isn't that what we all want - so that more people get interested and follow magic?

Let's face it, the cool youths of today don't find much interest in the standard tuxedo magician. That type of magic has another audience.

So hopefully we'll be seeing more episodes of Magick in the times to come.
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Watched yesterdays Magick and have to say I preferred it to the first episode.

The mobile phone from stomach was great!

It's just a shame the spectators on UK magic shows see an effect and just go "ooh that's good" whereas their US counterparts go mental.

Blaine did "pill from eye" on Frozen in time and the people were going mental - imagine showing the phone from stomach to them.
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On 2003-10-13 04:02, mrfluffy wrote:
It's just a shame the spectators on UK magic shows see an effect and just go "ooh that's good" whereas their US counterparts go mental.


It's just "not British" to go mental, lol.
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Jerry should get his own show simply because he told me to buy a Banachek book last week and he was right, it was great.

Scott - Re: The show (first one haven't seen others).

Well, I couldn't stand it. But anyone who can get anything put on telly deserves a standing ovation. Personally, I found it labored and I think there should have been more ideas per show.

When you are trying things out that are generally hit or miss (a good thing, because that means you're taking risks) I think you should have more of them, especially on a first run.

I would have had twice as many segments per show. I found myself 'getting' an idea and then getting bored with it. And that's not 'cos I know about magic, it's 'cos I want to watch good telly.

Another thing wrong with it - FAR too many bumpers (i.e. 3-5 second breaks between bits with custom graphics) I know you forked out for them and wanted to use them but less is more with that stuff - it felt like you were trying to fill the show up with them a bit too much

With the Don Jolly-esque stuff I think you are onto something ie The little boy appearing, and the beggar had his moments, although for too long again imho.

The worst part for me was the guy in the hospital bed which I thought was awful. I also think the guys should work on their characterizations, even if someone plays a dreadful or hideous character they should still be endearing (think of Cartman in South Park).

So, I didn't really enjoy it and got bored, but I appreciate what you're trying to do.
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Liking the programme may not be the point, for us at least.
The interest here is in seeing a creative, new, and original approach to what we do.

These guys are trying hard, and moving in a way which should noticed. We need new ideas. This prog might kick start innovation.

Truly excellent food for thought in my book.

A magic friend of mine said he found it offensive, and was surprised when I said,
'What's wrong with being offended you ape?'

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I feel as if I have been whisked here from another life....it may even have been my own!
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