The New York Times reviews a new series featuring a psychic who used to be a magician, as opposed to all those magicians and police consultants who used to claim to be psychic, and that one police consultant who claimed to be a psychic and referenced a former psychic who turned into a police consultant and former psychic. This show is Shut Eye, and it will premiere in streaming service Hulu on Wednesday, December 7 (10 episodes). It features Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) as the magician turned psychic, and KaDee Strickland as his wife.
Reviewer Mike Hale notes that the series starts off well, but "grows overcomplicated and undercharacterized." He likens the show to "a trick in which the dove fails to fly out of the magician's hat." I'm not familiar with that particular trick--I know the one with the rabbit that comes out of the hat, and the ones with the birds (doves sometimes, sometimes other birdies) that come out of the magician's vest or sleeves, or sometimes seem to appear from nowhere in the magician's hands. But out of the hat--no, I don't know that one. But never mind.
Apparently this fake psychic actually acquires real psychic powers, through a kick to the head from the friend of an angry customer. This turnaround actually propels some of the plot, which sounds promising. I'm finally getting around to watching it tonight, so I'll let you know what I think.
Another review from Atlantic Monthly here.