• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: May 20, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    May 20, 2013
    38
    You're likely to understand Fox's hesitation with The Goodwin Games after seeing the premiere, which introduces the characters and the premise, but with only a few laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 16, 2013
    25
    [The] moderately appealing cast is wasted in a show about three children of a recently deceased rich guy who have to compete among themselves to become the sole heir to his $23 million estate.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    7
    This is worth putting on the DVR for the summer as much is it'll be worth it for Fox to pick it up for another season. As the characters have developed, it has gotten better and better with plenty of laugh out loud moments. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2013
    7
    It's corny, and aspires to be zany rather than believable. There's plenty of material in the premise, the cast are strong, and the pilot's writing shows enough promise. They need to deliver consistently, but this seems worth a watch. Full Review »
  3. May 22, 2013
    8
    It's difficult to evaluate a new tv series with just a pilot episode. The Goodwin games has some charming leading characters with showed chemistry and a good premise. Like all new tv shows it has some things to correct and adjust but it's a very good intended sitcom with great heart. It's sad that the rating was not good enough and if it does not change it will be cancelled like a lot of great shows Full Review »