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  • Starring: Coby Bell, Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson
  • Summary: Don't call this "Girlfriends" spinoff "Footballers Wives," since there is already an Americanized version of that British soap heading to our shores. But if you prefer watching women date pro football players in a comedic, half-hour format, "The Game" is your show.
  • Genre(s): Sports, Drama, Sports
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 13 out of 14
  1. 40
    Mowry herself is charming and capable, and Wendy Raquel Robinson has some fine moments as the mother-manager, but it’s clear that “The Game” is to be played on the surface of these potentially interesting lives.
  2. Where "The Game" botches its "Game" plan, though, is in writing punch lines that are much too broad, and in casting men who are more convincing in their roles and relationships than the women.
  3. 37
    It just isn't funny. At all. Ever.
  4. "The Game" lacks the relationships that made "Girlfriends" a qualified UPN hit and the comedy to make it much of anything for The CW.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    "The Game" feels pretty artificial.
  6. "The Game" commits all the sins you can imagine in a poorly conceived sitcom. It goes for laughs and sap, the world's most dangerous and noxious combination. It's also not funny, believable, interesting or... inspired.
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    A groaner from beginning to end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 75
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 75
  3. Negative: 5 out of 75
  1. KitaJ
    Mar 2, 2007
    The Game is really developing into a funny, interesting and real show. I am proud of Tia Mowry for making a comeback post sister sister minus her sister. I wonder how long it's going to take before her sister makes a guest appearance. Expand
  2. DilkuiM
    Oct 23, 2006
    I really like this show.
  3. Jan 23, 2012
    amazing show! so happy they brought it back. it has romance drama and comedy , you eventually get attached to the characters.. i can watch it over and over again all day long! Expand
  4. TrishaM.
    Aug 15, 2007
    This is one of the best shows on right now, especially with it's mostly AA cast. The first few eppie's were a little's like they had to get their grove going, but by mid season, the show was on point. And the season finale was absolutely GREAT! Expand
  5. MonteB.
    May 23, 2008
    I Love the game it has great potential and its story lines have greatly improved. What more can I say but I can hardly wait to see what happens next season. Oh by the way the season finale was excellent. Expand
  6. MochaC
    Feb 9, 2009
    LOVE this show...One of my favorites ...Televisions sucks these days with all the same BS reality shows all the time. Its nice to finally have a good show to watch and laugh and see some drama. Collapse
  7. GregH
    Oct 3, 2006
    One of the worst I've ever seen.

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