Wednesday, September 21, 2005

No AngelFreak?

The first half of my journey took me across the Rocky Mountains, and in a 26 foot truck, it's a real bitch! However, that part is over and I realize that as I keep driving and stopping for coffee (thank God for Starbucks and wireless modems), I will be missing out on the MindFreak episode this evening. Hopefully, some of my readers will find it in their hearts to keep me updated as I plow along.

2 more days to go... Keep on truckin'!



Blogger David said...

I can give you a review before it happens:

"Poorly educated egomaniac attempts outrageously stupid stunts and camera tricks in a vain attempt to prove that he has talent or is worth consideration."

6:27 PM  
Blogger MagiFeller said...

The Tesla coil thing was just insulting to anyone that knows about them.

Though I've always thought it would be kick ass to have a platform set up to shoot lightning out of your fingertips.

10:53 AM  
Blogger PeaceLove said...

The Tesla episode was the first and only Mindfreak I've seen. I was somewhat underwhelmed, but I have no idea how he reads to laypeople.

I definitely think he comes across as a less "weird" David Blaine -- which isn't really a good thing. I think Blaine's a genius; Angel seems to have talent (and he's a hunk, which presumably helps attract a female audience to an otherwise macho type of show), but I'm not really sure he has much to say.

I gather from what I've read and the clips I've seen that his earlier episodes were more magic-centric and a bit less "stunt-y." Most of the actual magic in this episode consisted of climaxes (reading people's minds) without setups. Very Blaine-like, but without the Blaine charisma or depth.

Otherwise, the stunts (the Tesla Coil, Lifting a Taxi) felt like cheesy 70s television of the Evel Knievel and "That's Incredible!" mold.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A number of people seem to believe he actually has powers.

Look through the threads here:

It's kind of depressing.

3:59 AM  

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