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Netflix's new reality show will attempt to convince an ordinary person to commit...murder?

February 20, 2018

Calling all sadistic bastards and morbidly curious streaming addicts, on Tuesday Netflix unveiled their new reality show The Push and, well, it's dark. Like really dark. The twisted brainchild of self-professed psychological illusionist Derren Brown—who has built his entertainment empire on a foundation of coercion and manipulation (gee, what a shocker)—The Push asks one pretty simple question: Can an ordinary human being, via unfortunate circumstance and the influence of a group of trained actors, be convinced to get commit murder? Roll trailer:

So yeah, pretty f—ked up. As you can see from the trailer, poor Chris, who probably thought he was filming one of those crappy Chevy commercials or something, gets slowly, painstakingly drawn into a real-life nightmare from which his only escape seems to be murder. As that realization dawns, the actors in this sick charade then surround Chris in a dark, secluded place like carrion and pretty much just shout this until the mental wheels start to come off:


So yeah, before you tune in to watch an innocent man get psychologically and emotionally abused for two straight hours, there are few things you should consider:

Want to watch a guy almost get talked into killing another guy? You can via Netflix beginning Tuesday 2/27.