Now that I think about it, that might be the same episode that he was performing a card trick and my 85 year old grandmother looked at me and said "Did he just perform a pass" and she knows nothing about magic. It was so freaking obvious.
For starters you claim your grandma knows nothing about magic and yet you state that she said
"Did he just perform a pass"
which I don't believe, but if it 's true how would she know what a pass is unless someone has told her.
Second if you die would you like to be buried in? A KISS coffin or A Criss Angel coffin because that's what it's getting to... Criss is putting his name and/or logo on too many things.
Third I will say that the woman in two and champagne bucket on the spectator hands and others like it are cheesy effects, but you can't expect him to do sleight of hand all the time because he's not entertaining the magicians watching... he's entertaining the general public who have little or no magical knowledge.
And finally I will say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with him exposing tricks on TV because it's not ruining anything for anyone... what he's doing trying to build a interest in magic for aspiring magicians... getting there feet wet in a sense and hopefully there they'll make the next step and head to a real or online magic shop and start learning more.
And if you think it's a way for Criss to promote his DVDs you're right because it may happen but once people finish watching them... they may go off and learn more from other magicians and start defining a style.