The latest to do that is — well, we’re not going to name the show, because we don’t want to send traffic, clicks and eyeballs their way. Pinoys know who we are talking about, though — and many of them are ticked off. Just like a lot of Americans were ticked off when a certain facially-challenged prankster did the same thing.
Yeah, these shows are painful for us to watch. They make us angry and furious. So what can we do? Write the TV stations and complain? Rant on our blogs?
Here’s our best, most heartfelt advice: The best thing we all can do is just ignore exposers, as impossible as that feels. But here’s the truth of the matter: Exposers have been around for decades, and magic is still strong. It doesn’t matter if street magic or close-up classics were brutally exposed. The truth about those shows is that no one watches them except magicians.
Seriously: You know the show’s names, so we’ll let you look up their ratings. (Spoiler alert: They are pathetic.) The only reason that one particular franchise is still around is because it keeps finding ways for old shows to get aired in new countries such as The Philippines. The reality is that a lot of viewers don’t want to know the secret. And those who really really want to know will probably end up as magicians — and that’s not a bad thing.
If you are furious over exposure, the best thing you can do is to worry about your own performances. Tweak your presentations, not your sleights. Keep focusing on a strong performance character, and you’ll be OK. Better yet, your audiences will be riveted. The most basic truth about all this is that people don’t want to see magic tricks — they want to see magicians perform.
Go get ’em.