TV-14, 7 23-min. episodes
Creators: Carter Bays, Chris Harris, Craig Thomas
Directors: Peyton Reed, Jesse Peretz, David Katzenberg, John Putch, Neil Patrick Harris
Writers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris, Tom Ruprecht, Greg Schaffer, Christine Zander, Rachel Axler
Starring: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller, Melissa Tang, Kat Foster, Beau Bridges
Guest starring: Jerrod Charmichael, Sabrina Carpenter, Will Shadley, Jadon Sand, Robert Belushi, Brenna Bay, Laurie Metcalf, Ingrid Haas, Adam Rodriguez, Dave Foley, Mckenna Grace, Eric Guzman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Janina Gavankar, Kaitlyn Maher, Kara Royster, Stephanie Black
“The Goodwin Games” is a comedy that was essentially canceled before it ever even aired. FOX picked up the comedy about three siblings who have to return to their small New England town after their wealthy father passes away and perform a series of character building tasks in order to inherit the money he left for them. It never found its way onto their schedule until the last week of their regular season programming. How’s that for a “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out”?
This is a pretty high concept comedy that has a pretty low concept approach to it. It’s a little difficult to warm up to because while you’re watching it you wonder, what is the end purpose here? Meanwhile, the show itself is really pretty simple. The three siblings are very different. They all do stupid things and learn from them, like in almost any family sitcom. So what it comes down to are their personalities. Do you want to spend time with these three people?