SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

HOT NOW :


    Mind Games aired its second episode, “Asymmetric Dominance” this week, and it was definitely a step in the right direction. I found the episode more enjoyable than the first one. I have to wonder whether this show will get a fair shake with viewers, however. Coming so deep in a highly competitive season, a premiere with weak ratings may be an insurmountable obstacle for the show, which is too bad because this episode really does show promise for the series.

    This episode was once again written by the creator Kyle Killen and was directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Having Killen and Sapochnik team up for the first two episodes worked well to establish a consistency between the two episodes. At its core this show is a procedural, and like other procedurals such as CSI or House MD, it seems likely that the episodes will follow a certain basic structure. The team has a meeting, they get a client, there is a failed attempt at solving the problem, there is a successful attempt, the team comes together or there is a brother moment. It’s not a bad formula, and I like that the successful attempts have so far been somewhat unexpected.

    What worked better for me in this episode was that Clark (Steve Zahn) was not nearly as shrill and annoyingly over the top in this episode. It was also nice to see that Claire (Wynn Everett) is not the perfect cure all for Clark – she’s supposed to be keeping him calm at the party and fails to do so. I find her irritatingly self-satisfied to this point, but the benefit to an ensemble cast is that I won’t have to put up with her too often. Perhaps my problem with her is that she seems to only be there to irritate her ex-husband and act as a plot device. Please give us women with a better agenda and purpose in life – like the client this week.

    This episode didn’t feature much of that ensemble cast other than Miles (Gregory Marcel). We were introduced to the new team member, Sam (Jaime Ray Newman), an old friend of Ross’s (Christian Slater). I have to admit that I pegged her as a con artist from the moment she accosted Beth (Katherine Cunningham). Given the size of the regular cast, I’m not sure that this was a needed addition.

    I did really like the use of split screen shots during the “sting.” I was also glad to see that maybe Ross isn’t a terrible brother after all. What did you think of the episode? How would you rate it against the first episode? Will you continue to tune in? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

We welcome relevant, respectful comments.
Click here to Read our Comment Policy

SpoilerTV Comment Policy

We pride ourselves here at SpoilerTV with the quality, friendlyness and respectfullness of our community. All comments in English please.

Name-calling, personal attacks, spamming, excessive self-promotion, condescending pomposity, general assiness, racism, sexism, any-other-ism, homophobia, acrophobia, and destructive (versus constructive) criticism will get you BANNED from the party.

If you have a problem with a comment, DO NOT REPLY TO IT.

Instead Click the Dropdown Icon/Arrow to the right of the offending comment and click the Flag link from the dropdown. Our Moderation Team will then deal with any inappropriate comments.

We hope you enjoy your time here at SpoilerTV
SITE CONFIGURATION

Here at SpoilerTV we allow you to personalize your experience by allowing you to customize various items on the site.

Background Colour Picker
Enter the HEX Code of the colour you would like to use as a background. To get a HEX code goto the colour picker and pick your color then paste in the # number including the # at the front. eg #000000 is black #ffffff is white

Thumbnail Type
Rounded Edges Sharp Edges Circle Square None

Banner Selector
All you need to do is to put a link to your banner in the box below and press the Click Button. (For best results your image should be 1090px wide and 200px high.). We have more banners in our Banner Gallery here.

Enter the URL of your Image or pick from one below