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The Goodwin Games
A wealthy eccentric (Beau Bridges) leaves behind an epic, elaborate game designed to make his estranged children compete for his fortune by becoming better people and a tighter family. The cast delivers: Scott Foley (Scandal) is the lonely overachiever, Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) is the bright underachiever, and T.J. Miller (Cloverfield) is the doofus with a kid and a criminal record. The Goodwin Games will have to consistently match the cleverness and poignancy of its pilot to win in the long run. Coming from the creators of How I Met Your Mother, there's reason to hope. B+
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks, now 86, proves a hugely entertaining interviewee in this career-spanning doc. But the best anecdote comes from screenwriter Norman Steinberg who recalls when Richard Pryor offered Brooks cocaine while working on the Blazing Saddles script. Brooks' response? ''Never before lunch!'' A–
Mike & Molly
Ye olde tired concept: The sitcom episode that is centered around a Renaissance Faire.
Norman takes Emma to the school dance, but teacher Miss Watson takes him home. Because its Norman Bates, though, this is probably not the high school fantasy it sounds like.
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