Check out a very short review after the jump.
As always, reviews of previous episodes can be found here.
So Melanie and Tasha have reconciled. Bout damn time.
I can't even articulate how much this storyline has done damage to Melanie and Tasha Mack as characters. I am not against shows taking characters through really bad times or even showing their worst qualities. In fact, much of Girlfriends' power came from how awful Joan, Toni, Lynn and Maya could be to each other. But the characters on that show grew and changed over time in a way that the writers of The Game seem unwilling to allow for its characters.
So it was promising that in the course of reconciliation both Tasha and Melanie articulated real truths about each other. It was even more promising to hear Melanie acknowledge that she didn't even bother to apologize to Tasha and to know from Tasha that this fact was what really hurt. It was really critical, given how nasty this fight really was, for both women to really own up to their feelings.
And now of course the show can regain some of its power by having the core actors interacting again. It is still not a good thing that so many things happen separately for the characters.
- I really hope the Tasha has an escort story is over. I don't think the show needs to continue to humiliate Tasha this way. It serves no purpose.
- The Malik story wasn't funny or moving. I still don't know who Jenna is as a character so Malik running to her when he can't get it up didn't resonate at all. It would really help if they spent time developing this relationship instead of telling us all the time that Jenna matters so much to Malik.
- Coby Bell had basically two scenes and he was reliably hilarious. Love that dude.
- I did kind like Tasha's little throwaway line about wanting to "workshop these heckles" with Malik. That was kinda funny.
What did y'all think?