Deception: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

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Deception isn't particularly original or thoughtful, but there's still some lighthearted fun to be found hidden up its sleeve.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 304

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When his career takes a nosedive after a scandal, famous magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) decides to offer his skills to the FBI, thinking he can help them solve cases. He's partnered with Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera), a by-the-book agent who reluctantly allows him to follow her around. In the first season of the drama series Black also has a secret mission: helping his twin brother Jonathan (also played by Jack Cutmore-Scott), who was framed for murder and is now in jail. Makeup artist Dina Clark (Lenora Crichlow) and street magician Jordan Kwon (Justin Chon) are also part of Black's team, making Daniels' life much more difficult as they tend to not follow any protocol.


Jack Cutmore-Scott
as Cameron Black
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Kay Daniels
Lenora Crichlow
as Dina Clark
Amaury Nolasco
as FBI Agent Mike Alvarez
Justin Chon
as Jordan Kwon
Laila Robins
as FBI Agent Deakins
Vinnie Jones
as Gunter Gustafsen
Brett Dalton (II)
as Isaac Walker
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Critic Reviews for Deception Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

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."

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Platinum-plated nonsense -- but also self-aware enough to know just how nonsensical. Deception is mostly just a lot of fun.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's all pretty absurd, but the show is too light on its feet to begrudge for long.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Never rising above its hokey premise, the procedural is further sunk by transparent mysteries, hollow supporting characters, and a fatal lack of surprises.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Unfortunately, Deception is a show about the magic of illusion that has a great deal of difficulty being, y'know, magical.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The "Magician helps the FBI fight crime" hook of Deception sounds silly, but the early episodes prove that "silly" isn't the same as "bad."

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The storyline is smart.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Anything is better than this.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Improbable but still fun magic-themed crime drama.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mush up some MacGyver with a little Leverage and then throw in, well, just about every "Cocky Specialist teams with Perpetually Perturbed FBI Agent" series and you've got Deception.

Jul 20, 2017 | Rating: 5.8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deception: Season 1

  • Mar 08, 2020
    Cant believe they cancelled this show, and they HAD to put a major cliffhanger at the end. Was an extremely exciting and fun show however
  • Dec 13, 2019
    Fabulous! Must watch! Fantastic! Bravo! Excellent! Lovely! Thrilled! Loved! Best! Awesome Soundtracks! Want season 2 and more seasons... it's worth it!
  • Dec 10, 2019
    I havent seen such a good tv show I dont know why its season 2 is cancelled Big bummer
  • Oct 23, 2019
    Although some episodes can be boring (or nevertheless the series does not call you attention), Deception in my opinion is an entertaining series, with a good suspense, surprise that I did not expect, good performances, and above all an ending that can blow your head
  • Feb 11, 2019
    ????? ?????? ??????, ??????? ???????????!!
  • Nov 29, 2018
    Awesome and new concept works for me. Keep it up. Hope season 2 somehow gets picked up. Looking forward to it.
  • Sep 19, 2018
    Amazing and refreshing show! Loved it, hope for season two :)
  • Sep 08, 2018
    I watched 3 episode hoping the show would pull me in as I love cop shows and books. Nope got worse and worse each episode. I'll just rewatch Psych....
  • Sep 07, 2018
    Best Tv series ever!
  • Sep 03, 2018
    Nah you don't need to know what I think. Do me a favor and watch the first episode, will ya ..... Oh yeah irrespective of what you think this one was helpful so go hit that Button saying "was this review helpful". Or do what i said and then you'll go for the button yourself, i was just saving you some trouble. Thank me later.

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