For the first time in two years, Tuesday night was Game night. And after endless anticipation, Saber fans sat glued to their televisions waiting to see if BET, the place where black culture goes to die (that came from my twitter fam. They rock J), was going to murder black America’s baby, The Game. There were jokes about BET, infamous for their inefficiency, going over capacity by the number of viewers and the Twitter fail whale popping on the screen, but overall, everyone was hoping that BET would win this round. By the end of the show, I can safely say everyone’s happy to have The Game back on air. The show is definitely not the same one that left The CW two years ago, but it’s still to be determined whether that’s a good or bad thing. Either way, there are definitely some lessons that can be learned from this first episode of The Game.
1) Too much drama is a bad thing. Was it just me or did you feel like The Game over did it with the plots? I mean in one episode Melanie destroyed her marriage, slandered Janay’s character, and destroyed Derwin & DJ’s life. And Malik! This negro is banging the owner’s wife & his former BFF’s “life partner” (Tee-Tee’s words, not mine). And I haven’t even touched Tasha, Jason, & Kelli’s story lines. So much went on in that hour I was exhausted by the time the show went off. My twitter fam said it best: BET has managed to turn a show with the perfect comedy & drama balance into a black soap opera. Seriously, I was waiting on Maury to hop out and say, “You are NOT the father!!!” Let’s hope the stories slow down soon. My nerves can’t take much more.