Fans of The Game (myself included) waited almost two years for the show to return. Now that it’s finally here, what did you think of last night’s premiere? I liked it a lot! We’re only one episode deep and there’s already drama. Are you making predictions for where the show is going to go? I know I am. Here are 10 reasons why I love this season already:
1. The Melanie/Derwin Saga Continues:
The Game would never be complete without Melanie and Derwin’s drama. Before the marriage, they were constantly off and on. Now that they’re finally married, Janay and Derwin’s child are keeping Melanie’s vision of the perfect picture from becoming a reality. In last night’s episode, Melanie had her friend do a paternity test that initially proved that DJ wasn’t Derwin’s, only to find out that her friend that did the test made a mistake because of a lack of sleep. Yikes! Even worse is that Melanie didn’t tell Derwin about the mistake right away (classic Melanie) so her grave is being dug deeper. But at least we know that even though they’re married, they’re still going to go through it. Their drama is always entertaining.
2. Tee Tee is Growing Up:
I feel bad for Tee Tee. His girlfriend and cousin played him but the bright side is that he’s a businessman now and less of a goofball. Despite the setback, I think he’ll be fine this season. Plus, his inevitable “told you so” moment when it comes to Malik is probably going to be epic.
3. Tasha Mack is Never Going to Change:
She’s still loud, sassy and insecure, but that’s why we love her, right?
4. Jason Pitts Can Be Who He Always Wanted to Be:
Let’s face it, he’s naturally a jerk–always has been. He once said he married Kelly because he needed a tax write-off and he enjoyed the sex, but we saw throughout their marriage that they weren’t right for each other. Jason tried to control her and most of all, it was obvious that he was suppressing his arrogant playboy ways. Now that he’s single he’s free to date around and let loose. We get to see the real Jason Pitts, love it or hate it. But I suspect the best part about this is the hell that Kelly is going to give him.
5. Kelly’s New Independence:
She’s kind of independent on one hand because she has her own reality show. However, she is still being supported by Jason Pitts’ money so she’s not all the way there yet. Her ego is also getting out of control but it’s still nice to see her coming into herself and not being as passive as she used to be.
6. Malik’s Impending Karma:
Malik is still full of himself. He’s dealing with the team owner’s wife (Meagan Good) and played his cousin by sleeping with his girl. I have a feeling his karmic retribution is not to be missed.
7. Another Good Black TV Show on Air:
Anytime we get a Black TV show on air that features characters in non-stereotypical ways is major. It’s sad that I had write that in 2011, but it’s true.
8. Break From TV Monotony:
Is it just me or is TV cluttered with too much reality TV? I like reality TV but sometimes I just want a fictional show where the characters are made up and not trying too hard with over-the-top antics because they want to be famous.
9. Meagan Good
Meagan Good was a welcome surprise to the cast. The Eve’s Bayou star-turned-pop-star is definitely going to add some more sass and class.
10. Terrence J.
Terrence J! The 106 & Park host is really getting his acting on from Stomp The Yard to Burlesque and now The Game. I will definitely be tuned in all season!