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The Game:Episode 2

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 19 January 2011 at 7:29 am

They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! So, if you were under a rock and need someone to fill you in on what happened on the long-awaited comeback of The Game, here is what happened:

Recap: We pick up with the gang after a two-year gap, and what a gap it is. Derwin is now married to Melanie ( Dr. Melanie, although she is not practicing medicine) and father to DJ (Janay’s son). Melanie gives DJ a paternity test, tells Derwin he’s not the father, later to find out it was a mistake and he is indeed the father. Melanie has already told Derwin he is not but doesn’t correct the mistake. Malik is being a super ass and jealous of Derwin being the face of the Sabers and Nike, while sleeping with the wife of the Saber’s owner and T-T’s girl. T-T is no longer his assistant and actually has an opinion these days. Speaking of opinionated, Tasha is no longer with Rick Fox (WTF), and is now freaking down Terrance J of 106 & Park ( EWWWWW I saw him half-naked *threw up a lil in my mouth* I can take him seriously as long as he keeps his clothes on). While Tasha is busy gettin her groove back, judging Melanie, and dodging another ass whooping by Kelly, Kelly is busy with her reality TV show. Kelly is busy over acting and becoming a caricature that is driving me up the wall. Jason Pitts is the only one who seems to still be himself, and I love that. He takes back the power from Kelly at the end of the episode by interfering with Kelly’s reality show.And somewhere along the line their daughter Brit Brat got swapped  So, yes, it did take an hour for all of this to occur and I had mix feelings about it. Check out my blog : The Game: Don’t Call It A Comeback Pt2.

Now, that we have caught up… tonight I think we are all in for a surprise. We have already proven that what we were expecting is not going to happen, so they can either give us what we are used to or not, either way we will definitely be surprised. Show starts in 5, 4, 3, 2, GAME ON, BITCHES!!!!

I simply love how Tasha Mack has opened both episodes, but if there is one more episode of Tasha Mack being afraid of Kelly Pits…. I’m boycotting the show. That aint Tasha Mack!!!! She may talk shit but she definitely wont run from shit! Dont make me remind you all who Tasha Mack is!!! Dont make me go to my trunk! I haven’t heard a ‘nan “pow pow”. Okay, it just started…. I’m going to be quiet until the end and try not to give my review during the show. (No promises, may write during commercials).

I SPOKE TOO SOON!!! SHE THREATENED TO SHOOT HER!!! THE GODS HEARD MY CRY!!!! Wait… did they just strip?!  Or am I watching BET Uncut with Tasha’s ashy titties? I’m sorry… black people don’t strip like this without money in the immediate surroundings. But…. whatever will make the scene work. I think that they got back too quickly after being mad at each other for two years. I’m so lost! Lord I am so lost! The acting is almost back to normal….but the jury is still out.

Wait #2! Did Melanie just blurt out about the paternity test’s true results only because Janay was on the other side of the door. Like I said, if I were a writer, I would have told Derwin to get a second opinion because it could be due to human error. It would also cover up the fact that the friend messed up. But who am I but a fan who wants this to survive its resurrection? I also don’t think that Jason would have spoken so poorly of Derwin and Malik. What was the point….did they stop being friends in two years? I’m so lost! See THESE are the things that we need to be caught up on instead of all this BS that is 2 years too late.

Wait #3!!! Is Jason remixing the Dip & Pitts? LMAO!!!!!!!!! Funny thing is… can I get a copy of those leftover CDs? I really want to be among the first to pop out with the Dip & Pitts in the club. True shit! Dip & Pitts, and Pitts and Pitts and Pitts. I wonder who can I petition to get a copy of that song… I am soooo not playing, I want it. And where did Mr. Half & Half get rhythm from?

Okay, so… the Old Malik showed up and somewhat saved the say. it was good to see him show up and finally speak a glimpse of common sense. This is the Malik that I missed in the first episode. And while I am thinking it, why are Tasha Mack and Malik not talking to each other so far this season? I mean… not even in the club scene last episode did they speak and they were inches away.

The ending with Derwin forgiving Melanie…. I buy it. Unexpected and yet I am happy that it took som edge off this high drama that we are not used to…. HOLD UP!!!!! Aka WAIT#4, the sneak peek for next week. WHO IS THIS BITCH WITH HER BOOTY IN DERWIN’S FACE!!!!? BEAT HER DOWN MELANIE! Okay, the marketing team can stay employed……yall have me hooked and anxious for next week. Okay….I’m still a fan.

P.S. They’re on Mo’Nique’s show tonight too. And I’m watching while I should be in bed…. but anything for the cast of The Game. My only question is… was Brittany Daniel (Kelly Pitts) not invited because she’s white? Just kidding. They just said its because her nephew was being baptised. See….. I was concerned. Okay, but why is Coby on here like its a family reunion? I love Wendy’s dress!!! Work it! Funny How Pooch even says “That’s what’s up” outside of the show. lol. Wait….. they film in ATL? I’m moving back home!!!!! And yes… Hosea Chanchez is from ALABAMA LIKE ME!!! ALABAMA STAND UP! We’re a talented bunch. DAMN!! The Kontrol cover of Pooch! I have no clue what that magazine is for but I need a copy! Okay… I will stop drooling now. I will leave this for you all to enjoy.

~Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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*~

The Game: Dont Call it a Comeback! Pt1

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 11 January 2011 at 2:23 pm

 

        Tasha Mack’s “Pow, Pow”s and the mystery that lives in her trunk. Girl Melanie aka Med School & her declarations of “I’m in Medical School”. Kelly “Independent Woman in the Making” Pitts and her Above Ground Railroad journey back to herself. Derwin “Ding Dong” Davis and his overall confusion about life. Jason “Oh SO Cheap” Pitts and his coupons. Malik “2nd Chance El DeBarge” Wright and his mama’s boy tendencies. Brit Brat, Rick *hand gesture* *2nd hand gesture* Fox, T-T, Dione, and a slew of other people. Guess what…. they are back, TONIGHT!!! Yes, its true, The Game will grace our TVs TONIGHT!!!

        I know I am not the only one who has religiously watched The Game while it was on and since it has been gone, but somehow never left. I feel as if I am in a cult and I worship the Sabers. There should be a Game Support group for those of us who were suffering from withdrawal, watching episodes as if it were the first time and then calling your girlfriends to tell them how we were going to hunt down Drew Sidora for breaking up a happy home. Yes, this was us. Quoting Melanie when she said, “You faked a ‘That’s what’s up'”. Or Malik when he gave Melanie advice, hopped off the counter and said, “I’m going upstairs before I start my period.” I even had the urge to ask Tasha could I borrow Pookie’s number to take out this wench I couldn’t stand. They all became a part of us. Even the Sun Beam from the earlier episodes who always wanted to fight Melanie….yeh, her too.  And even after all of the cast changes….they finally got it right.

        Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tia Mowry Hardrict, Pooch Hall, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniel, and Coby Bell may all sound like foreign names from movies and TV Shows like Steve Harvey SHow, Sister Sister, Twitches, Joe Dirt, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, Smart Guy & a plethora of other projects, but they are the geniuses behind the characters that we have all grown to love. I think it takes a special kind of actor ( and I know because I have my Masters in Theatre) to make you forget who they have been, who they truly are and the fact that they are playing a role. I think I speak for the entire The Game Nation when I say that they BECAME these characters.  I didn’t see Regina or Wendy, I saw TASHA MACK! I didnt see Tia & wondered where Tamera was, I saw MELANIE! I didn’t see Brandy or Brittany, hell I saw Kelly. I think you get my drift. Jason was not a caricature, but a real person, with real fears, who had a cheap way of expressing them.  Malik, though a stereotype was believable, relatable, and human under all of the hubris. Derwin was a constant reminder of what could occur when you let fame and riches go to your head & how we should keep those who have been there for us closer, no matter the cost. So when they left, we felt like our friends had walked away from us without an explanation. It hurt, and I mean it hurt badly, but my inner Dione wouldnt allow me to cry.

        Twitter was the only place we could talk with our Game family other than staring at the TV on BET to catch glimpses of episodes. But what happened to them? Where’d they go? How does Derwin’s son look? And even though I didn’t agree with a rushed chapel wedding, how are the Davis’ doing and is Janay a crazy baby mama? Is Jason still an ass? Because I WISH A LIGHT SKINNED BROTHER WOULD let me find him legal representation, show up in court and then ride out with another chick ( Damn Stacey Dash is still gorgeous!)!!!! And what happened to Malik? Is his sister still in the pic? How is Brittany getting along with the divorce? Did Kelly forgive Tasha? Did Tasha take boxing lessons or go to her trunk after the credits rolled because she got KNOCKED THE *BLEEP* OUT by Kelly? SO many questions!!! Is Dione still in the picture? Why wasnt she at the wedding? Or was she. I swear I could go on.

        The time is now 2:00pm EST, and I already know that so many people will be sitting in front of their TVs tonight watching as if it were the Super Bowl. I know that they will have a turn out so big that it will set record numbers in viewing history , no matter the channel. The fans requesting this show to come back and the pressure that we placed on Hollywood to bring it back is a testament that America craves QUALITY TV programming. We want actors that will make us feel, we want substance to grace our screens and we want beautiful women and fine ass men to be there weekly at our demand…lol. Yes, there is no denying that we NEED The Game to come back. I have no doubts in my mind that this will be on for a long time. Okay I lied….I do have a doubt….how is Tasha gonna cuss if BET keeps bleeping out Hoe & Bitch? Those are her primary vocabulary choices! It just isn’t the same if “The word you’re tripping on is Hoe” gets bleeped out. But we will see. So, if you’re like D.C. and under a snow advisory, go to the store and get your goodies, bundle up with your boo…because this show is NOT gender specific…it fits us all….and cuddle up in front of the TV at 10pm EST. Be prepared to see greatness return into our homes. I say this as a fan, as a supporter ( borderline groupie …no restraining order needed) and as a non-employee of the network or the show. This is just amazing to me and I KNOW I am not the only one who feels it.

        I thank the cast & crew of The Game in advance. It’s like Christmas all over again, but better (No Offense, Jesus). It may seem dramatic, but it is done with great intentions. May God watch over all of you, cover you in his grace and His mercy, and provide you with his favor. May you be the ambassadors of QUALITY American television and show the people who doubted you how NOT to mess with God’s people. It’s your time to shine. I’ll be watching. America will be watching. All of us will be ready to give a standing ovation and a “That’s what’s up”. Did I say that right, Derwin…I mean Pooch.. Hell you know who the hell I mean.  God speed.

P.S. Tune in tomorrow for my thoughts on the Welcome Back episode of The Game

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Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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