After being cancelled on The CW network and three successful seasons, 1/11/11 marked the come back for hit sitcom " The Game" and its highly anticipated fourth sea
son. Although I was and still am not a fan of the now BET comedy- drama series, after being suckered in by the hype and promo, I decided to tune in. To no avail, my expectations were not met. The same issues I had with the sitcom the few times I watched it in the past was amplified. Granted, I know nothing about the lives of football players and their wives but at surface value, the characters and their situations look exaggerated beyond belief. Then there's too much going on at one time. Last night was only the first episode and viewers were slammed into 5 different densely packed drama stories. As I was trying to digest one situation the scene would transition into another that was equally interesting. And for some odd reason I can not get with the cast line up, especially the character Melanie. Something about her and how she handles her issues does not sit well with me.
However, BET redeemed itself. Last night also served as the introduction of BET's originally scripted sitcom "Let's Stay Together". Unlike " The Game" I instantly connected with the cast line up. The characters are totally relatable and their situations are as well. I also like how the show allowed the viewer to focus in on one main story line while letting the other characters and their stories support it. I also thought it was refreshing to see everyday black people be displayed very beautifully with awesome jobs and lifestyles. I hope I'm not saying this prematurely, but this show looks like it will provide an example of how the black community can live.