The Goodwin Games: Season 1 (2013)


Critic Consensus: The Goodwin Games is simply unimpressive in the most uninteresting ways.


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Air date: May 20, 2013
Air date: May 27, 2013
Air date: Jun 3, 2013
Air date: Jun 10, 2013
Air date: Jun 17, 2013
Air date: Jun 24, 2013
Air date: Jul 1, 2013

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In this sitcom, three heirs to their father's fortune discover they stand to make millions if they can adhere to his will, which specifies they complete a series of unusual challenges and learn to act as a loving family again. The contentious, estranged offspring are played by Scott Foley (Henry), an insufferably successful surgeon who returns home and reconnects with the true love, Lucinda (Kat Williams), who got away; Becki Newton (Chloe) is the brainy middle offspring, a child math whiz whose subsequent career choices just haven't added up to anything special; and T.J. Miller (Jimmy) is the underachieving foul-up of a baby brother who's served time and come home to start a new relationship with his 8-year-old daughter. Seen on video-taped messages is their late father, Benjamin (Beau Bridges), who laments the parental skills that have lead to his children having drifted apart, but hopes his "games" will be able to bring them back together and make the family one again.

Critic Reviews for The Goodwin Games Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

Intriguing premise. Unfortunately, the story and characters feel more awkward than refreshing.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Siblings who seem real. What a concept!

May 17, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Although the cast is good, the general lack of imagination makes it seem unlikely the writers will be able to keep working new variations on the premise every week.

May 17, 2013 | Full Review…
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Goodwin Games isn't an Olympian comedy but it's by no means an out-and-out clunker either.

May 16, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The Goodwin Games is bad, bad, bad.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The "games" include a specially designed version of Trivial Pursuit where all the questions reveal aspects of this unhappy clan's back story. That's as clever as Goodwin gets, and except for Newton's daffy sparkle, there's no real incentive to play along.

May 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Don't get used to The Goodwin Games... I don't think it will be around very long.

May 19, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/3 | Full Review…

A little silly, likely to conjure up a few heavy sighs, but ultimately an entertaining diversion.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

You know that very funny song Harris sang at the Tonys with Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells and Laura Benanti, comparing his TV success to their failures? Chances are his Goodwin stars found it less amusing.

Jul 1, 2013 | Full Review…

The Goodwin Games, which filmed only seven episodes, doesn't have a chance in hell, and honestly, that's too bad, because for the pilot's flaws, it is well-made and has a cast that could certainly grow to impress.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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