What Did You Think About The Return Of The Game?
The Game made its return to network television after being shut down by the CW amidst fan disapproval a little over a year ago. When BET picked up the show to broadcast new episodes, many were skeptical, for good reason. BET hasn’t been the best place for new television shows. But still, most were hopeful that The Game would make a successful comeback.
The first episode found the cast living their respective lives two years after the last episode. Melanie and Derwin are married but Derwin has a child by his ex-girlfriend Janay. Jason and Kelly have divorced—Jason is holding out on his team and Kelly has began shooting a reality show. Malik‘s ego has grown in epic proportions as he is now sleeping with his boss’ wife, while his mother Tasha has been in a relationship with the younger Dante.
It’s a solid start to a show that has forged a strong fanbase. But after the first episode, we’re wondering how close the show is to jumping the shark. The first episode started off with a bang—the main storyline regarding Derwin’s relationship with Melanie and his 2-year-old son went from zero to sixty. A botched DNA test leads Melanie to question Derwin’s son’s paternity, when, in fact, the child is his. So in 60 minutes we went from Derwin not being the father of the son and being devastated to Melanie finding out the DNA test was wrong all along. So now we have to watch as Melanie struggles with the decision to tell her husband she was wrong. What will happen?
Elsewhere, Malik’s ego is so incredibly out of control we’re just waiting for it to blow up in his face. Not only is he sleeping with the boss’ wife, but he is also treating his friend and former assistant and cousin Tee-Tee like a lackey, even though Tee-Tee has successfully started his own business. Kelly has become a diva with a reality show and Jason is just Jason. Nothing to see here—yet.
All in all, it’s a good start. Here’s hoping the show keeps up the momentum throughout the season. That’s what fans of the show want.