The much-hyped Season 4 premiere of 'The Game' aired on BET last night (the prior seasons were on CW). Everyone's talking about the steamy scene between resident Cougar, Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), and Donte (BET's 106 & Park host, Terrence J).
The sports sitcom centers around a trouble making sports agent, Tasha Mack (Robinson) and her professional football player clients, Derwin (Pooch Hall) and Tasha's son Malik (Hosea Chanchez) -- none of whom can act their way out of paper bags.
Tia Mowry, who announced her pregnancy yesterday, plays Melanie, Derwin's annoyingly insecure wife. Melanie and Mack don't believe DJ is really Derwin's son. So Melanie swabs the cute tyke's mouth for a DNA test, which turns out to be negative.
Watch Derwin's reaction below when Melanie tells him that DJ is not his son.
Later on in the show we find out the DNA test result was a mixup, and that DJ is in fact Derwin's son. The DNA mixup plot was ridiculous and unlikely. But this is TV, so we can't expect much.
Robinson, Hall and Mowry can't act their way out of paper bags. Fortunately, Terrence J's stellar acting skills held my interest long enough to keep me from changing the channel. I did nod off a couple of times though - especially when Robinson, Hall and Mowry were on the screen.
The two battling divorcee's, Jason and Kelly (Brittany Daniel and Coby Bell), provided some comedy relief from the sheer boredom of watching the rest of the cast struggle through their lines.
The only character that I truly despised was the womanizing Malik (Chanchez). BET managed to fit every black male baller stereotype into Malik's character. In the opening scenes of the show, Malik is seen banging his team owner's wife (Meagan Good), whom he later dates openly with no shame because rules don't apply to him.
WSJ blogs has a better recap of episode 1 here in case you missed it.