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Twitter Blasts BET’s The Game

Submitted by on February 1, 2012 – 8:57 amNo Comment

As the latest season from BET’s The Game rolls on, Twitter hasn’t been too kind to the show as of late. Although there was some optimism that the show could bounce back, the story lines have apparently gone from salvageable to beyond comprehension. Some fans are still hanging on, but after last night’s episode that saw Jason Pitts embracing his ghetto black side and Melanie become more bourgeois , people have had enough of the nonsensical angles and waywardness of the show.

“This season is all over the place,” said @OopsMissUrMouth.

“We keep watching even though it keeps getting worse and worse,” said @Eb_The_Celeb.

“I don’t like how ghetto #thegame is making black people out to be,” said @MOOSKII

“Melanie’s too bougie, Tasha’s too ghetto, and Jason’s too black…btw Where is Kelly??? #TheGame #sad,” said @JamieRachelle

I pointed out the new season’s shortcomings in a previous post and caught some heat from readers who begged that I give the show a chance. Well, I have and it hasn’t gotten any better. Aside from the apparent continuity issues and lack of pacing, the show hasn’t found a sweet spot to make viewers care. The Melanie and Derwin storyline has no legs and seems a bit all over the place. One episode finds them working on their relationship, the next we see Melanie trying to become CEO of the family, and then she’s mega bourgeois. Tasha Mack has become increasingly more ghetto in every episode, and her rivalry with Melanie has gone way over the line. Jason may be the lone bright spot when it comes to getting a few laughs, but his story arc of finding blackness is just trying too damn hard. And why is Malik mad all the time? Is he ever happy?

BET is slowly losing its tight grip on its audience and the internets are voicing their disapproval. The ratings are still stronger than anything else on the network that’s not an award show, so best believe there will be another season. However, what will the writers do to win back the audience if this season doesn’t get any better sooner than later?

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