Thursday, January 12, 2012

They're BACkkkkkk - The Game and Let's Stay Together

January 10th was a date that was indelibly etched in the minds of viewers of The Game. At 10:00pm hash tags like #thegame began to dominate twitter. Fortunately, the show picked up exactly where things left off last season. Derwin suspects Mel had an abortion, while an overdosed Jenna appears on the doorstep of her now ex boyfriend Malik. Tasha Mac is bitter over her now defunct relationship with Melanie after she dropped Derwin as a client. Jason Pitts sarcasm and troubled daughter Brit Brat were also in tow. Appearances were also made by minor characters Janae, McHottie and a now married Trey Wiggs. I didn’t even notice that Kelly was missing from the show and frankly I didn't care. Did you miss Kelly?

I don't want to spoil it for those who plan on catching the repeat but I need to discuss some issues with the show. The laugh track in the show was upsetting because it felt so forced. I didn't laugh for roughly 25 minutes (maybe longer) despite the laugh track. The reason I noted the fact that I didn’t laugh was because the “jokes” were not well written and the punch lines were more like light zingers. Some people were complaining that the show is filled with too much drama and the writers need to get back to comedy. In my opinion this show was never a comedy, it always had drama and that's what I enjoyed about it. I just think the jokes that were present in previous seasons were executed better than what was shown in Tuesday night’s episode. Was it me or were the jokes a little dry Tuesday night? Nevertheless, it was not enough to get me to even think about changing the channel.

Growing up???? Jason Pitts learns that Brit Brat has followed in his footsteps by dating people who are Caucasian. Surprisingly, Jason is troubled by this revelation and tries to convince Brit that he has indeed dated black women. In an unexpected twist, Jason ends up married to Chardonnay, a new character played by R&B singer Brandy aka BRocka. I appreciated seeing a new side of Jason Pitts but I almost feel like his character was rushed into telling Chardonnay about his painful childhood memories. We have known Jason Pitts for years now and it took him a while to open up to his now ex wife Kelly let alone a stranger. I have a feeling Brandy and Pitts they will remain married- what do you think? I don't necessarily like the pairing of Chardonnay and Jason Pitts but it may be a coupling that will grow on me. Don’t get me wrong I like Brandy and I am very excited that she has joined The Game but maybe I would have paired her with Malik or someone else. I do like Jenna though. If I were in charge, I perhaps would have paired Pitts with Kerry Washington or someone else, I don’t know what it is but something feels off in terms of their look together…..time will tell.

What I Hated.....
Jenna’s poorly executed portrayal of substance abuser- her skin is gorgeous though .
What I liked......
Although Tasha may grow to envy the spot Jenna holds in Malik's heart, Jenna somehow causes Malik behave like a man.

What I loved....

Trey Wigs as the father of Mel's baby- I think we will see him again. I loved the Trey Wigs scenes in previous episodes. He is a guy that really liked Mel quirks included , not that Derwin doesn’t but Trey really was in love so I just felt for the guy.

I said OH SNAP (yes I still say

When Janae took a family pic with baby DJ and Derwin the said to Mel –“ maybe now is a good time to take out the cupcakes” like Mel was the help or something. - LOL

Let's Stay Together

Did you watch Let’s Stay Together? OK my big problem is they never ever got to the root of the issue of Charles, the runaway groom. I know that he said he went to get the poem but after hearing the horrible poem it was clear that he didn’t run out to get the poem. What gives? I feel like that was just swept under the rug and then they had an intimate wedding in the living room….ummm ok.
Another swept under the run issue was that of Tasha fawning over her old college sweetheart. She was downright giddy over seeing her ex, I thought it was disrespectful to her union and the husband and she was never taught a lesson of some sort. I remember last season when she didn’t even want her husband to work with a particular client because she sensed the woman liked her husband. Despite that, she thinks it’s ok to have dinner, and drinks with her ex and then go back to his house to set up his computer????? WHAT? Who does that? The episode ended with the couple acting as if things were dandy. Unless Troy will reappear in later episodes this episode felt incomplete.
Many newcomers tuned in to see the much hyped introduction of Kyla Pratt on the show. However, Kyla was no where in sight episode one. What were your thoughts? Lets Stay together was trending too….

1 comment:

Maven said...

Ok. I'm late commenting but I definitely agree that the jokes could have been better. Also, I know Tasha is hardcore but she seemed a little too callous. I mean talking about the girl's skin when she thought she was dead. And yes, her skin was GORGEOUS. That was what I was payin attention to. And the pairing of Brandy and Jason. We'll have to see about that. I think she will be good on the show though. I think it will be a good season but I wish the characters hadn't changed sooo much. Like Melanie was someone you really liked, and I still like her but she's definitely changed. Well , we'll see how it goes.