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Mind Games

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tepid caper whose main characters deceive for good causes.

TV ABC Drama 2014
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The idea of quirky characters using (pseudo?) science to win the day is a good one. Perhaps that's why while watching Mind Games you'll get the feeling you've seen all this before, on shows such as House or Lie to Me. There's a client of the week with a knotty problem: It's too much! The Mind Games Scooby gang can't do it! But wait, they could try this one crazy thing...but it couldn't possibly work! But, at the last minute, it does!

Sigh, ho-hum. Such are the highly visible cogs and gears of substandard drama. It's a pity, because Zahn and Slater are genuine movie stars, crackling with personality and energy and giving their all. If only the whole shebang were staged and written with more freshness. As it is, it feels predictable.

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