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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 11, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: After his illusionist career is ruined, Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) finds himself working with FBI agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera) and her partner Special Agent Mike Alvarez (Amaury Nolasco).
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Barton
    Mar 9, 2018
    70
    It's all pretty absurd, but the show is too light on its feet to begrudge for long.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 8, 2018
    67
    Deception isn’t likely to win any awards, except perhaps from the Society of American Magicians. As escapist fare, though, it turns the trick, plays its cards well, pulls a rabbit from the hat, etc. Or as ABC might say, “Abracadabra, here’s to another Castle.”
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 7, 2018
    63
    Platinum-plated nonsense--but also self-aware enough to know just how nonsensical. Deception is mostly just a lot of fun.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 12, 2018
    50
    Deception is fairly charming in spite of its blah procedural trappings thanks to Mr. Cutmore-Scott and his character’s bag of tricks and magic team.
  5. 40
    There’s no snap in the storytelling or the filmmaking, just scenes of people talking, talking, talking while the camera sometimes cuts to whatever they’re talking about. Cameron never stops explaining things to other characters, most of whom seem to be there to argue with him or ask follow-up questions so that he has an excuse to explain things some more.
  6. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Mar 6, 2018
    30
    Never rising above its hokey premise, the procedural is further sunk by transparent mysteries, hollow supporting characters, and a fatal lack of surprises. Ironically, it feels like the exact opposite of a successful trick: Nearly every turn is telegraphed early and often.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Mar 8, 2018
    25
    Deception feels not only time-tested, but timeworn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Jun 22, 2018
    10
    This show was an amazing show. I love this show. The story was great :) please continue season 2!! please
  2. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    Super film! See do not be paled. Very friendly and interesting. Best show on TV.
  3. May 21, 2018
    10
    The cancellation was so quick, it didn't even give Deception a chance to show all its potential - which is huge, because it has a great cast,The cancellation was so quick, it didn't even give Deception a chance to show all its potential - which is huge, because it has a great cast, and a great story, and great character development and relationships.
    Deception might sound silly, when first hearing about it (come on, a magician that helps solve crimes?), but it's incredibly good. It's filled with magic tricks, has twins (everything is better with twins), and fun. And it's a good humor, not a ridiculous, forced humor we find in so many series. It deserves more.
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  4. May 21, 2018
    10
    Honestly I know the plot seems super hokey and cliche, it honestly works really well and still manages to feel really fresh! I love theHonestly I know the plot seems super hokey and cliche, it honestly works really well and still manages to feel really fresh! I love the chemistry all the characters have together. Each episode has a great mystery, as well as the recurring mystery that slowly unravels over the season, which adds so much to the show. I think ABC is doing this show dirty by giving it a bogus time slot and very little advertising, and despite this it still seems pretty popular and many people love it. I think a network just needs to put a little more work into getting exposure for it and I know it’ll be popular. Please give us another season! Expand
  5. May 31, 2018
    10
    This show is just perfect. The story is great and not common. The characters are good. It’s very funny : there’s not a single episode where IThis show is just perfect. The story is great and not common. The characters are good. It’s very funny : there’s not a single episode where I didn’t laugh. This show is a combination of fun, plot twist, drama. And there’s also magic. They always tried to do it for real (the actor that plays the main character does magic in real life) and avoid adding special effects.
    We never know what’s gonna happen !
    But it got cancelled. Because it was a really good show. Please #SaveDeception !
    Go check the petition to renew Deception : https://change.org/p/abc-renew-deception
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  6. May 1, 2018
    10
    I really enjoy this new series. With a bit of magic tricks makes the vision pleasant and not boring at all. Love it.
  7. Apr 29, 2018
    2
    More style than substance, and the style is just like every other modern TV show that uses incessant background music (like a HallmarkMore style than substance, and the style is just like every other modern TV show that uses incessant background music (like a Hallmark movie), flippant remarks from the jokey lead in serious situations, mysterious women who are too beautiful to have names, and pretty much everything you'd expect from a poor man's version of a Bond movie. It's just pure nonsense and fully removed from anything you'd experience in real life. Expand

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