Netflix’s throwback Black excellence continues. First, we had Moesha earlier this month, now we have The Game hitting us with some good nostalgic greatness this weekend. The show lived on CW before going to BET for a few seasons. Most of the series took place before social media which means we missed out on a lot of internet fights that would have taken place.
Fans were over thrown with joy of the news back in July when the streaming giant, Netflix revealed they would be bringing back major Black sitcoms to the platform. Finally The Game has arrived. We’re sure you’re all aware of just how big the sitcom was. For those who are just getting up on The Game (all pun intended), the story followed Melanie Barnett who decides to put her buzzing career on hold for her star athlete boyfriend Derwin Davis. Barnett’s role was played by Tia Mowry and actor Pooch Hall took on the role of Davis.
Here’s another surprising fact. The show was actually a spin-off of Girlfriends too. If you can remember Melanie was introduced in episodes as the first cousin of Joan Clayton, Girlfriends’ principal character.
There were rumors that The Game would be receiving a reboot at some point but according to Deadline, those plans might not be coming into fruition anytime soon. Until then, we have a lot of binge watching and episode revisiting to do with The Game’s return to Netflix. According to Pop Culture, season 1-3 will only be available. This was due to the show having to switch from CW to BET after it was first cancelled.
The show had it all: cheating, drugs, interracial dating, Rick *long pause* Fox! The cast of characters were all elite and spectacular. It’s really one of the great dramas/sitcoms we’ve had.
What makes the show is the characters from Tasha Mac to Derwin and everyone in between. So where are the characters who made the show pop? Hit the flip to see where they all are now and let’s give them their flowers now.