Ever had someone make you believe that the sun has disappeared? Ever answered the phone and fallen fast asleep because someone told you to? Ever held up cash in transit van because you believed it was carrying terrorists? You probably answered no to all three…
Meet the guy who can make you do pretty much anything he wants and a whole lot more, Derryn Brown.Derren Brown is a mentalist, basically someone who can read another person’s mind without them really knowing it.
I have watched two of Derren’s shows on BBC Prime this past week and I have been absolutely blown away. The stunts this guy can pull are absolutely amazing. From playing chess with 9 Grand Masters at the same time and winning to getting a London cab driver so confused that he couldn’t find the London Eye,this mentalist can do it all.
Some of the stunts that Brown pulls off leave you asking so many questions. The first time I watched there was absolute chaos going on in my head. I could not get around how he was able to perform some of the stuff that he does. A random woman answered a ringing phone booth. She listens wordlessly for a few moments before slumping into a deep sleep only to wake up later and have no idea what’s going on. Another stranger is convinced by Brown that the sun has disappeared and then later Derren Brown protects his cash-stuffed wallet from being taken on a busy sidewalk by drawing a ring around it.
From watching the show you are left with numerous questions and so much intrigue. What he really does is open us up to how much more there is out there.Do yourself a favour a watch Derren Brown-Trick of the mind at 19-30 BBC Prime on Wednesday.