Derren Brown - Apocalypse

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Seen a couple of trailers for this and it makes my tummy churn with a kind of horrible fascination. Is it acceptable to do this to a person do we think? I know they have signed up at some degree at some point, but surely it could seriously, seriously fuck you up?? Here is the trailer

Inadeeptrance Fri 26-Oct-12 22:23:13

That was awesome and that guy's fear was completely real. I love Derren Brown! Now for the Walking Dead, zombie heaven! grin

GreenEyesAndHam Fri 26-Oct-12 22:29:44

I like DB's early stuff, I think it was awesome but for me, he lost credibility with that piss poor 'I will predict the lottery live' thing.

LtEveDallas Fri 26-Oct-12 22:31:50

Didn't believe that at all. Plus, in the trailer for next week - he was being 'attacked' by zombies. Well what would they do if he battered someone around the head? Nah, not real, totally staged, I think this is a hoax (on us)

(and the posters on Digital Spy seem to agree with me!)

I love it, brilliant premise and fantastically filmed. Derren is a genius.

All the people that appear on his shows are thoroughly vetted by psychologists and have proper psychological after care to check there are no bad after effects.

His finest show to date.

Attention-seeking wanker.

LittleBairn Fri 26-Oct-12 22:41:56

I love Derren but if I ever bumped into him I'd run for miles until I was certain I was safely away.

I'm watching +1 he's just mentioned how he is going to put the guy into situation were he can be brave and compassionate. I think with the idea is that he will come out of it a more 'better' person that his true nature has been proven.

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 22:42:32

If I miss next week's, it won't be the end of the world.

BOOM BOOM

(tried that one on the other thread- nada. I'll get me coat...)

MrsjREwing Fri 26-Oct-12 22:45:22

I do wonder too about the cleaner.

headfairy Fri 26-Oct-12 22:57:16

Watching on +1 and what has struck me is how few questions Steven has asked. I would have a billion questions, for Ian and Leona, more so f I'd been asleep for 14 days.

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 22:59:07

Don't look at this if you don't want me to ruin the premise of the whole show for you SPOILER

Sometimes, the obvious answer is the right one.

headfairy Fri 26-Oct-12 23:02:12

Bof, does that mean Steve is a fake person?

MrsjREwing Fri 26-Oct-12 23:04:08

Bit thick, do you mean filming for thing means Steve is an actor?

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 23:05:15

No, but he is on the fringes of a profession which would make him suitable for selection to take part, iyswim.

MrsjREwing Fri 26-Oct-12 23:06:41

E4 ±1 watching 28 weeks later, first time, any good?

He must be an actor, the ethics of these things have to be approved don't they?

Like someone else said would you not be asking a billion what the fuck questions?

the zombies made me laugh though.

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 23:06:44

That was to headfairy. I was trying not to spell it out in case people wanted to enjoy the show without knowing, MrsJR.

BOF, I don't think that proves anything tbh, my OH was a runner and extra for the Adam and Joe show and I have friends that work on other shows but they are by no means talented actors.

headfairy Fri 26-Oct-12 23:22:01

Thanks Bof, I love a good spoiler me grin I'm never patient enough to wait for the big reveal. I do think his reactions are odd. Ok at first you're a bit "rabbit-in-the-headlights" but then the adrenaline will kick in and you'd be flooded with questions. Why hasn't he asked Ian, the paramedic about the disease? Even if you'd heard it on the tv you'd be asking a real person, especially one with a medical background, to explain it all again. Just so you can process it.

Plus Steve isn't shaking. When that much adrenaline hits your system you get the most insane shakes. Yet when he held the note his family left him he was steady handed. He just doesn't look that freaked out by it.

headfairy Fri 26-Oct-12 23:23:03

Needtosleep, I don't think he is a talented actor [gin]

ISeeDeadFairies Fri 26-Oct-12 23:23:12

bof link wont work but I wanna know!!!! Can someone pm me?

headfairy Fri 26-Oct-12 23:23:37

That was a grin btw, I'm not having a nightcap grin

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 23:25:02

grin @gin reference headfairy!

Cocodale Sat 27-Oct-12 08:29:24

Seen him at the theatre and it was brilliant, spent the whole time asking myself how !!! Can't bring myself to watch this on TV though feels really disturbing.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 27-Oct-12 08:33:38

'Methinks Derren is having us on. '

REALLY?

I told you it would be shite. smile

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