The new ABC series "Mind Games" (Tuesday, 9 p.m., Ch. 4) is an attempt to take the procedural drama and add a twist.
Creator/executive producer Kevin Killen, who past projects ("Lone Star," "Awake") quickly failed, is successful at adding the twist. But the show he's come up with is utterly exhausting to watch.
"Mind Games" centers on brother Ross (Christian Slater) and Clark (Steve Zahn), who are struggling to launch a new business. A business so new it's difficult to explain.
Basically, the brothers and their team use psychological techniques to manipulate people to the benefit of their clients. For example, they might manipulate shareholders so a businessman can take over a company. Or, as we see in the first episode, they try to manipulate a health insurance company into approving an experimental treatment that could save the life of a teenage boy.