I’m a closet TV series addict. As much as we enjoy being out n about, nothing beats curling up at home and watching a good show. Or occasionally even a not so good show. 😉
And sometimes all you crave is fluffy filler type stuff – predictable shows following a formula that you can follow without full attention.
So, as I’ve been doing a variety of mundane tasks at home, my current companion is The Mentalist.
It is perfect – enough dialogue to follow without really watching. Between various updates, I can glance up and watch for a bit then get back to the main task at hand.
A bit of an irony considering the premise of the series is a brilliant guy (Simon Baker) who is able to solve crimes through his powers of observation and mental manipulation.
It also accepts that with these elements, adding a dash of distraction, a drop or two of research, one gives the impression of having psychic powers.
As my partner was off shooting a film in Kolkata, I persuaded a friend to join.
So who was Lior’s 1st victim… ahem… audience participant? Naturally my young, attractive, clearly confident Harvard grad Amercian friend! Who did her show stealing best and suitably warmed up the room.
Her challenge? To think of a name… which he figured out… And trust me, no one other than her knew this person in the room.
One of the other tricks was to ask a volunteer to think of a number, write it down and then count down from 10 while Lior wrote the number.
It was a speed demon count down and Lior filled the sheet of paper with numbers… to then have each row add up to the number – including diagonally.
Check it out.. they all add up to 91!
Even though we know there is a trick or two that enables the collective gasps of surprise, it certainly made for an amusing evening!
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