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First Look: Mind Games (ABC)

May 15, 2013


SHOW: Mind Games, drama

WHO: Steve Zahn (Treme), Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke (House of Lies), Cedric Sanders (The Social Network), Gregory Marcel (The Good Shepard), Wynn Everett (The Newsroom), Ron Rifkin (Alias, Brothers and Sisters, guest star)

WHAT: Provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers (Zahn, Slater) who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.

WHEN: TBA (midseason)


BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) goes for his third series. Unfortunately, both of his other (brilliant) shows were ratings disasters that, combined, didn’t last a full season. A shame. He’s a gifted writer and creative mind. I will watch this just on his name alone. That being said, Christian Slater is the kiss of death (The Forgotten, My Own Worst Enemy) for a high-concept TV show. It seems very Inception-like to me. Which is probably a good thing.


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