They’re fake psychics — con artists who break out the tarot cards and tea leaves to profess to tell people their futures.
Of course, it’s all bunk, a combination of intuition, observation, misdirection and telling people what they want to hear. As Charlie (Jeffrey Donovan) says in the opening episode, the smart bet is to tell people under 40 they’re about to meet their soulmate, and tell people over 40 that something bad is about to happen to them.
The twist occurs when one of the main characters suffers brain damage and starts have actual psychic visions, which we know are also fake, but which the show pretends are real, and which some viewers will think aren’t fake, and now I’m just confused.
But it’s nice to see a show even embrace the idea that psychics might be liars for personal gain, when we’re so used to seeing shows on E! about “real” psychics who think they actually have supernatural powers.
(via Morning Heresy)