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Chaz93
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He just had a new special, Pushed to the Edge. So far not a peep on here about it. Has his time at the Café ended?
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I hope so
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I enjoyed his mentalism. Haven't been too big of a fan of his later stuff.
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One of the last living 10-in-one performers. I wanted to be in show business the worst way, and that was it.
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Haven't heard anything about that. And I follow him on Twitter, so.... ????

Could be that the general hype around Derren is not what it once was, and as a flow-on result there's less talk about him here. Don't forget that a huge number of Café mentalists live outside the UK and therefore get the news much slower about his new shows and projects.
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I watched it.

He's been there many times - done that, within this social compliance territory many years ago.

So for audiences I think this hits more with a baby thud.

Time for something new.

These specials seemed designed to promote and back up his stage show persona.
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On Jan 15, 2016, Mindpro wrote:
I hope so


You crack me up... I want more! Smile
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I think Derren has lost his way with some these TV shows but I've yet to see one of his live shows that has disappointed me. If there's a greater showman/woman working in the mystery arts, I'm not aware of him/her. I will always love Derren for his best work and easily forgive the stuff I find less engaging.
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I enjoyed it. I thought the structure was brilliantly chosen and edited.
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Don't fail to miss it if you can.


Thankfully I didn't follow your advice.
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I saw his latest stageshow in London last Monday. 2000 in the audience, complete sell out every show for the rest of his appearances in London. Big standing ovation at the end. So I guess the average people is not over him.
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In his Penguin lecture DB pretty much said his heart is in the stage shows and the TV stuff is kind of just a way of promoting and building his brand to get people through the theatre doors.

I saw Miracle last year and it was great, he is an amazing showman live and the audience was in the palm of his hand from start to finish.

Maybe he needs to change up his TV stuff a bit but in his terms I think he's doing well still.

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Well a little known man called Houdini used to do big filmed/photographed stunts to advertise his stage shows, so there is nothing new in this concept.

I think we mentalists (well most) like his true mentalist style shows (even if they have fake science explanations) rather than these supposed scientific studies of the human condition. For a start it had very little Derren Brown in it as he was always hiding in the shadows and doing voice-overs. People tune in to watch Derren Brown.

It wasn't all bad and an interesting way to spend an hour, but not enough Derren Brown for a Derren Brown fan.
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On Jan 15, 2016, Chaz93 wrote:
He just had a new special, Pushed to the Edge. So far not a peep on here about it. Has his time at the Café ended?


No, it hasn't
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No.

His audience is not you guys and gals...

I personally loved it. It was FUN to watch!
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Despite the more recent specials, he's still in the top 5% - and on stage one of the very best...
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I personally enjoyed the show, even though it was very elaborate to achieve the outcome.
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I love his stage shows and wouldnt hesitate to see him live one of these Days - especially partnered with Nyman.

It is just the that the TV specials now feel like a more dolled up version of the classic American "Candid Camera" shows.

Was it an entertaining hour? Sure but nothing new.

I think Derren's rep and status as tops in his field is intact.
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I'm sure Derren, isn't losing any sleep Smile
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Derren's Great Art Robbery special has been a hit with everyone I've pointed towards it.
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