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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
    20
    "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
    10
    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. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    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

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