• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 25, 2014
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. Mar 26, 2014
    9
    I like most people tune in to tv to be entertained. So what if Steve Zahns rants are over the top, I know people with bipolar mixed with other neurological issues and their behavior can definitely be over the top. Maybe his character is having several issues that we will see unfold over time. Genius has long been thought to border crazy as well. I for one am tired of everything fun, withI like most people tune in to tv to be entertained. So what if Steve Zahns rants are over the top, I know people with bipolar mixed with other neurological issues and their behavior can definitely be over the top. Maybe his character is having several issues that we will see unfold over time. Genius has long been thought to border crazy as well. I for one am tired of everything fun, with good writing, interesting characters and good actors getting cancelled before they have a chance to find their footing. It has been a struggle to find good shows to watch on regular tv, mind games is a permanent addition to our Dvr list and I hope that abc will leave it. I really don't understand the hostility towards this show by critics and the average joe reviewers, it's got decent writing with decent story lines. Why not be entertained by a show that sheds light in a harmless way on human behavior. It's not trying to be political, it's not trying to make fun of mental illness, it's not trying to teach brainwashing techniques, it's simply a tv show trying to entertain a fickle audience. Have we really become so jaded that we can't watch a tv show without taking it personal and being overly offended. By the way, spongebob has good writing too, it's what makes it tolerable to listen to over and over while my son is growing up! This is a good show that I hope has a long future, but as good as it is...it's just a tv show its not real and anyone who can't see the humor and humanity in the show, has clearly gotta switch to decaf cause they are too high strung. If you want to be upset with something, be upset with the real life ways we are manipulated everyday as consumers. Then and only then you will see this show is the least of your concerns, it merely points out real ways our brain makes connections. I'm tired of people using less than 20% of their brains bashing every show that comes out before giving a chance to develop, because when networks remove them, they rarely replace with anything better. I'm really enjoying the whole cast, especially having seen Steve Zahn in a more meaty role. Mental illness can be over the top and messy, and I love that the writers aren't afraid! Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    10
    Mind games is very entertaining. the idea of mind manipulation is new and interesting and the main characters are lovable and fun. After watching the first five episodes I'm hooked and want to see what happens next.....I'm super bumbled to see that it may have been cancelled already
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Mar 27, 2014
    75
    Watch this one just for Zahn’s performance.
  2. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Feb 26, 2014
    75
    It’s an interesting conceit rooted in real behavioral science.
  3. 30
    I am not at all in the bag for Mind Games. There's no bag. Mind Games is an off-putting misfire.