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The Game: Don’t Call it a Comeback Pt2

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 12 January 2011 at 10:43 am

       

        “Game on, Bitches!” rang from my television like the opening to the Hood Olympics and all I could think was, “SHE’S BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!” BET had answered my question, Tasha Mack would be allowed to keep her bitches and hoes! Yes, first fear averted! I had others, old ones, new ones, suspicions, and plain out disbelief. But at least The Game was back!

        The opening was like a whirl wind of musical characters as you tried to pin reality on the nearest scenario. If it weren’t for me seeing Russ Parr’s 35 & Ticking, I wouldn’t have known that was Meagan Good slapping the shit out of Malik in the opening. I love that haircut on her by the way, but I’ll come back to her. It was so much to take in, it was as if I didn’t know where to start. It was almost as if I were watching Why Did I Get Married Too where I think they crammed too much into the intro to get us all to play catch up after two years. I was being force-fed these people who I knew and sat there looking at them as if they were strangers. I get it, it is my fault for believing that the show would pick up from the last episode that I watched the last weekend in the marathon. And yes, the actors haven’t been around one another in these roles in two years. And yes, the cinematic quality wasnt the same and threw me off too. And FUCK yeh, the change in scenery and set design was like I’d been kidnapped and placed in a new foster home. So okay, I get it. They were setting up the season….but what a way to do it.

        Melanie Barnett-Davis: The hair grew back in and the clothes were a little more flashy than we’ve become accustomed to for her. I get it, she is more mature, the wife of a star athlete, and in high demand. Yet, there was a girl next door quality that use to ring from Melanie that I think left in this first episode.  The old Med School came from money but she wasnt money and I feel like, in just two years, she has gotten so caught up in this world of fame that we can hardly recognize her.  Also, I understand that you want to make your marriage work, but boo…..WHY THE HELL DID YOU GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL JUST TO WIND UP NOT PRACTICING MEDICINE!!! My inner Dione?Tasha mix wanted to jump off of my Ikea bed and smack the living Mrs. Davis out of her. It was all so reminiscent of Ludacris’ girlfriend. There is ALWAYS a way to make things work without having to sacrifice a huge part of who you are. DERWIN messed up. DERWIN didnt sacrifice his life, why the FUNKY MONKEY should Melanie have to give up her dream to, yet again, accommodate to a man who wants it to be all about him?! Yes, I am furious about this change. He messed up, so if her wanted her back… he should have taken her back just the way that she was. I’ll never get over this part. Also, the whole DNA mouth swab segment, that freaked me out in so many ways. Remind me to NEVER leave my kid alone (if I ever have any) with my baby’s daddy’s wife. WHO DOES THAT?! Creepy!!! And it took her two years to have the opportunity to do it?  WOW! Speaking of WOW! Please tell BET’s wardrobe department to NEVER put an all white outfit on ANYONE…because I could see all Melanie’s goodies! I can’t wait to see how this unfolds. If I were Mel, I would tell him to get tested again and get a second opinion because those things can be wrong…something to cover up the fact that the news was inaccurate. ARGH!!! Okay, the show has already sucked me in.

        Derwin Davis: I really didn’t see that much of him, but it did creep me out that he was talking to his kid about women the way that he was. CREEPY!!!  It was so melodramatic. I didn’t know how to take it. Where is the light-hearted Derwin. I know the situation called for drama.. but I wasnt fully buying it. Also, Melanie told him it wasnt his before he left, so why would he need to come home and ask her again? I was so lost by that. Also, what did Melanie take of Derwin’s to match with DJ’s DNA? They didn’t show that and I wasnt willing to hand over that much suspense of disbelief. I’m still pissed that Mel gave up her career so…NEXT

        Tasha Mack: WTF!!! What in the hell happened to Rick Fox. Weren’t they all in love in the last episode? Okay, his contract may not have been renewed…but REALLY!!!! Terrance J? I need to be warned when that much bird chest is going to be thrown in my direction. Have you ever heard of the bird flu?!!!! I will never be able to watch 106 & Park ever again. I mean, his acting was good…but it was still Terrance J trying to be someone else. They didn’t ooze him in good enough. We saw all of Tasha’s other relationships develop and I feel that they forced this one on us.  And when the fuck did Tasha start smoking? She was holding that Black and Mild all weird. it just didn’t seem right. Also, since WHEN has Tasha been afraid of anyone? Especially Kelly?!!!! I don’t care if she hit you in front of your mama…the old Tasha Mack would have gone after her harder and swifter. Tasha Mack isn’t afraid of anything but love…so I’m NOT buying it. I also…and maybe I cant remember it, I didn’t see Tasha interact with Malik once in the entire show. So how is that relationship fairing out? I’m so confused. Also, I know damn well Tasha Mack wasnt intimidated by Heree. Yes, He-Ree and her acting debut. TAKE YOUR ASS BACK TO ATLANTA AND STAY OFF MY SHOW!

        Malik El DeBarge Wright: Ummmm… I think he lost some of his human side. He’s always been an ass, but not this much and not on purpose.  His whole situation with Meagan & Allison… Malik would do stuff like this with random chicks, but NOT with anyone he knew. I dont know if I like this change. I wanted to punch him for what he did to TT. Meagan, she did the damn thang! I applaud her addition to the show. Not the best woman for Malik, but the best woman to play this role. I support her. Now if I could just remember her character’s name…..

        Kelly Pitts: WTF!? She was bugging me the entire time. It was so over the top and false. And I get what she was trying to portray but it came across as Acting 101 scene workshopping. I get it… new personality with being single, but where is the core of who Kelly is? I think she bypassed independence and went to the other end of the spectrum with dependency. I’m giving her four episodes to get her acting together before I dismiss her. COme on Brittany…. bring it back to the core of how well I KNOW you can do. And trust me, we’ve seen better.

        Jason Pitts: I think they crammed 3 seasons of his arrogance into one episode and it was a tough pill to swallow. it wasnt subtle. It didn’t sneak up on you. The one thing I did like was when he took over the show. THAT was a traditional Jason Pitts move. THAT was believable and I was with it. He can stay.

        Brittany Pitts: WHO THE FUCK IS THIS GIRL?! I’m all for dark-skinned people being employed, but where is my original Brit Brat? This child is darker than both of them. I guess Tasha’s skin darkening theory is correct, b/c if a mixed baby can darken after 2 years into puberty then DJ has some years to go to get darker…lol. BRING THE OLD BRITTANY BACK! I don’t care how you do it. Just bring her back.

          There were a ton of things that I didn’t know how I felt about, some good and some bad. Like, I don’t know yet how I feel about TT actually having an opinion. Him standing up to Malik came out of left field like a roaming eye. What went down between them BEFORE Allison that made him no longer want to be his assistant? Also, where the Sabers bought again or was this the same owner from the last season and we just never saw him? Did Tasha reopen Tasha Mack Management or is she with another agency? ARGH!!!! My brain hurts!

         Okay, my overall grade for the comeback….. B. Now, part of that grade is because I have never witnessed a show returning after being canceled so I have no clue what to expect and I may have expected the EXACT same show to return and it didn’t. If they had don’t a collage of them packing up one house and moving into another that would have prepared me for the set change. If they had spent more time in this episode catching us up rather than throwing us into their current lives it wouldn’t have been such a jolt. And if it didn’t feel like such a soap opera I would have given it a higher grade. I felt like they put everyone’s problems into one episode. Out of 7 people, they should have picked 2 to showcase this episode and 3 the next and we could have built from there. But since I dont live in a world of “IFs” I had to grade it on what it gave me and that was a B. I have faith that it will get better. We just have to get re-associated with the cast as they get back into the chemistry and dynamic that they built the first three seasons. Because these characters were so left field. But….I have faith ( I’m going to keep repeating this). I have faith. I’m glad its back and this first episode was just a bump in the road. The rest of the episodes will be what we’re use to. We’re all treading into new territory……let’s continue to support.

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Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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