State of Mind : Season 1

  • Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 15, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. The good news is that State of Mind is surprisingly engaging and Taylor continues to be wonderful in just about any role she plays. This is a series that bears watching.
  2. 63
    Interesting premise, good acting, some very crisp dialogue - but there's still a way to grow.
  3. 50
    Taylor, being one of Hollywood's underutilized great actresses, makes State of Mind interesting just by appearing in it. Taylor's supporting cast is quite good, too.
  4. 60
    State of Mind seems a typical Lifetime series, with a good woman suffering because of a thoughtless man. Yet Taylor gives the show a distinctive kick by tartly conveying confusion and fury.
  5. State of Mind will be worth a careful watching as much for the writer as for the star.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    State of Mind is a smart and edgy series featuring a fresh and talented cast, solid writing, good music and a great premise.
  7. 70
    If State of Mind can work out its mixture of mild wackiness and emotional revelation, it may have a chance.
  8. State of Mind is the weaker (and the more strenuous and sour) of the two [new shows on Lifetime], and all the more disappointing for the presence of the reliably interesting Taylor.
  9. 60
    Television dramas rarely get therapy right, and State of Mind only adds to that reputation.
  10. 50
    Taylor gives a forceful performance as a wronged wife who lapses into hallucinations during therapy sessions, but a bitter tone pervades most of the rest of the show.
  11. 30
    This show could've worked.
  12. There is certainly enough right about the first hour of State of Mind that I'll be back for at least one more session with Ann Bellowes.
  13. 63
    Taylor, whose performance overflows with touchingly wounded dignity. She also gets to deliver a great speech to two of her patients, which, while totally unrealistic, is fun in an overly theatrical kind of way.
  14. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    State of Mind is filled with grand, unearned speeches. But they are so nicely written - about the camaraderie of a good marriage or the bitterness of a bad one - it's difficult to begrudge them.
  15. State of Mind owes most of its appeal to Ms. Taylor, an accomplished indie actress with unusual jolie-laide looks who brings a wry charm and dignity to the inauspicious role of a wronged wife who is also burdened with an overbearing mother.
  16. This is challenging fare, but the smart storytelling and realistic portrayal of professional relationships is unique and worth checking out.
  17. 80
    One of the primary attractions of the drama looks to be the fantasy it offers of office mates becoming a community of friends who are continually dropping in on each other to offer companionship and support.
  18. PopMatters
    Reviewed by:
    Smart-ass, angry girls’ solidarity characterizes State of Mind.
  19. 80
    Thanks mostly to the acting intelligence and talent of Lili Taylor, State of Mind is the more interesting, entertaining newcomer.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. MRhodes
    Sep 19, 2007
    Love the show, from the first series I was hooked!
  2. Jen
    Sep 11, 2007
    Awesome show... I hate tv but I got cable just for this show!!!
  3. AlexineB.
    Sep 7, 2007
    I love this show!!! What I love most is that she left her two-timing husband.