penn and teller fool us premiere poll cw 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' premiere: Were you fooled by magic?

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is one of those shows that wants to explain how magic works — sort of. It takes a bunch of aspiring magicians and pits them against Las Vegas staples Penn & Teller.

The question is, were you taken in by the magic tricks?

Interestingly, the performers were not judged on stage-craft — the first magician to fool Penn & Teller was a rather dour Frenchman with an impressive but not entertaining card trick. They were instead supposed to do a trick that can’t be figured out when watched by the titular judges. Mostly, the performers failed.

But they were a lot of fun to watch. That works — especially when watching a show imported for the summer from the U.K.