I was counting down the seconds until it was finally 10p.m. Overall, I felt like the episode had its good parts but was trying to do too much.
Tasha Mack had her classic one liners. Derwin was his same caring self. I appreciate that Tasha did allow herself to be vulnerable and not runaway from a relationship this time.
It seemed like there was overkill on the drama. From Kelly’s reality show to Malik sleeping with TT’s girlfriend. I realize the episode had to make up for a two year lapse and catch viewers up to date, but I felt like it was too much to soon. In the past, the season premiere’s have given you just enough to want more. Kelly’s Angelina Jolie inspired tattoo was a bit much, as was the age progression of her daughter Brittany.
The DNA drama between Melanie, Derwin, and Jenay. I hope Melanie does the right thing and tells Derwin the truth about Derwin Jr. I didn’t appreciate the way she want behind his back to find out the truth.
This is just the first episode so I’ll definitely keep watching to see how this season progresses. Obviously, alot of people were excited about the premiere because BET had its highest ratings (7.7 million) viewers ever.
My family and friends know that I am a huge fan of the television show the “The Game.” I will watch rerun after rerun. Hey I converted my sister into a loyal viewer of the show. (I feel a certain kinship to the character Melanie played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict.) When I saw the final episode in 2009 I knew the series had been canceled. From the wedding of Melanie and Derwin to the fallout between Tasha and Kelly the end was inevitable. I kept watching the old episodes recorded on my DVR praying that in some form or fashion the show would come back on in some sort of reincarnation.
I will admit I was skeptical when I first heard BET would be acquiring one of my favorite T.V. shows. Watching the reruns, I noticed all the famous Tasha Mack one liners were diluted by the bleeping out of curse words. (It just doesn’t have the same effect.) 😦 Today I ran upon an article in the New York Times entitled ‘Game’ On More Than Reality TV .
This article really enlightened me and made me appreciate the effort that went on behinds the scene of the show to keep the television show alive some 20 months later. What started as a viral campaign lead by the cast to evolved into BET actually approaching the creators of the show to express interest. According to Jet Magazine the show will pick up two years later. I think this is a great idea and I can’t wait to watch.