By: Andrianna Veatch, Staff Reporter
If you loved the TV show “Forever”, and liked the “Now You See Me” movies, ABC has produced the perfect blended show for you: “Deception”. “Deception” stars Englishman Jack Cutmore-Scott as the American magician Cameron Black—and he does a blimey good job of it, if I may say so myself.
Black’s career in magic comes to a screeching halt when he is accused of killing a young woman in a car accident, only to be forced to reveal this magician’s greatest secret: it was not him, but…you know what? No. You are going to have watch that big reveal for yourself. Anyway, Cameron then has a really good reason to team up with FBI agent Kay Daniels to help her hunt down and apprehend various and sundry criminals, and eventually convince her (and perhaps the rest of the FBI agency) to help him in his own quest.
The show is goofy, but its heart is in the right place; if approached with the proper willingness to suspend belief, it is sure to please and enchant. The show is still early in its first season; climaxes are theatrical in their execution, and for some reason someone decided to go with an Outer-Limits-like intro and exit exposition style (detailing the episode’s philosophy) which sometimes works and sometimes does not, but the overarching story being set up seems solid enough, and the subplot is tightly knit and serious, contrasting it with the general light-hearted air of the series. In the end, “Deception” is really just a show for fun—and everyone needs that kind of magic.