• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. While it remains true there is nothing new under the sun--in this case, quite literally--the new CBS series Game Show in My Head happens to be legitimately entertaining and a kick to watch.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Everything about the show screams small potatoes -- including the $5,000 payday for successfully fulfilling a challenge--which would be fine if the execution didn't feel so stilted. As is, this lightweight diversion yields a few amusing moments thanks to the assortment of folks the two actors encounter.
  3. When the pranks aren’t gross, they are just inane--or, worse, demeaning to journalists.
  4. 30
    None of this is really funny, most of it is excruciating, and the half-hour would be entirely abominable if Craig weren't such an unruffled good sport.
  5. 25
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but you'd need rocks in your head to really love Game Show In My Head.
  6. The producers are dependent on their contestant and the kindness of baffled strangers to develop an interesting impromptu drama, and it just doesn't happen all that often.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. GerardC.
    Feb 8, 2009
    9
    My wife and I loved the show. It made us laugh, we were looking forward for the next show. Sorry to find out it was just a pilot. Very different !!!
  2. AnneW
    Jan 23, 2009
    10
    I really enjoyed watching this show! Can't wait to see more. I was just surprised at how nice most people were.
  3. SondaH.
    Jan 19, 2009
    10
    I thought it was a hoot (in a funny way). I laughed out loud by myself. It was one of the funniest shows I've seen in a long time. There is so much bad stuff on TV now, we need more shows that make us laugh. Afterall, laughter is good for the soul!!! Full Review »