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BET Has Officially Ruined The Game

Submitted by on March 2, 2011 – 9:35 am11 Comments

Is it me, or is The Game getting more and more difficult to watch as the weeks go by? If you’ve been holding out hope that BET would salvage a respectable show that was unceremoniously tossed from the CW, you were wrong. BET has pretty much buried it.

After Tuesday’s episode where Malik magically falls in love only to have the owner’s wife threaten him with rape if he doesn’t continue to sex her up, I’ve thrown in the towel…again.

What the hell is this show doing to itself? I’ve already mentioned the confused laugh track in a previous post. Now let’s talk about the wretched pacing and super-duper overly over-dramatic acting, storylines and characters. Is it me, or does EVERY episode feel like a season finale? Nothing is subtle on the show anymore. It’s all or nothing each episode, as if BET feels they have to beat us over the head with drama in order to keep our attention. Baby that’s not yours only to find out it is? Pow! Star quarterback who goes from slightly obnoxious to druggie bad guy with a piss poor attitude that reluctantly heads to rehab and finds the love of his life? Boom! An ex-wife turned obnoxious reality star whose daughter get the Becky on Roseanne treatment (look it up). Whoosh! Older woman whose excessive spending and ghetto-fabulous mentality has gone from 0-120 and nearly causes her to lose her boyfriend who must be nearly two decades her junior. Bam!

It’s just that bad.

Why couldn’t they pace the show like it’s not on life support? Every storyline feels rushed and every character is overacted in the most annoying manner. I didn’t expect it to get this bad, but it did. Can’t say I didn’t see it coming.

BET could have given The Game faithful something which resembles the show they initially fell in love with. It’s like sending your daughter to school and she comes back a scantly clad hoochie after one day. It really only took one episode to see where the was going but most of us stuck around just to see how bad the car accident would get. Each week, another car hits the pileup and we’re left shaking our heads in amazement as we say to ourselves “I can’t believe they went there.”

But I fear that the worst has yet to come.

And if you just so happen to like the show, disregard this entire message because it will probably just piss you off.

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