Let's go talk by the water cooler for a sec...
Yes- I was a fan of The Game back in the day. Girlfriends and The Game were my favorite sitcoms on network TV for their durations. (Don't judge me lol)
I fear The Game has gone all meet the browns and made for BET on us. BUT I still watch it, and get a bit excited about it. Because I was hooked on the old story lines and wanted to see what would happen.
But we aren't getting to see what happens. We are seeing The Game on BET. sigh... New things that happened THEN that we didn't see? Old things that were significant in one way then are significant in a new way now.
The old Game would have made a whole ta-do about the hypocrisy of Derwin's abortion and Melanie's child.... I mean the other way around. right. And the old Melanie would have been like the rest of us and held that info as a chip in her pocket to hit him with when he was being ridiculous or asking too much. Granted, he had no choice in carrying out becoming a father or not, but she was riding with him all along in her heart of hearts. There could have been so much more depth behind that whole scenario. Alas, we got a few confrontations and a few real life situations to devour yesterday.
So Jason... and his divulgence that he is intimidated by black women because of his experiences as a young man... That's real. ok. I can see how that developed his character a bit. But the Stacy Dash bribe from his daughter about her barely being black, and then his subsequent admission that he was aware of relaxing his baby's hair to give her more of an option to "pass"... I really hope they get back on that complexity. The setting, sudden outpouring of personal info and the soundtrack(horrible!) can all try again though. No points.
The Malik and Tasha scenario... no comment. It's shallow and peppered with inappropriate humor thus far.
The styling on the show... meh. They stepped a little away from the uber glam thing they did last season, which was a relief. But is it just me or does Melanie still appear to be a little preg or carrying weight around her middle? I don't know when this particular episode was filmed and it seemed a bit seamless appearance wise from the last season. But Tia's flowy clothes and babydoll style shirts peek my curiosity- even on her appearances on 106 and Park a few days ago.
I think because she is about my age, and has been open about her trials and tribulations with becoming a mom, I am like- watching her now. lol.
Unlike Girlfriends the styles of the women on The Game are not unique, the weaves and hair colors seem arbitrary and random. I'm not connecting. I will say that I still much preferred Melanie with darker hair, and Tasha with her asymmetrical cut with the swooshy bang.
OK. I'm done. There is not much more there to even discuss, sadly.
What did ya'll think???