The Game Comes to DVD in All it’s Glory

THE GAME--(l-r) Wendy R. Robinson as Tasha, Hoseas Chancez as Malik, Brittany Daniel as Kelly, Coby Bell as Jason, Tia Mowry as Melanie, Pooch Hall as Derwin Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/CW ©2006 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Image: TG1-0540

The Game, a BET TV show that ran for nine seasons, just hit shelves in its entirety. Originally a child of the CW Network it quickly became a great fit for the BET Network where it ran for six full seasons.

Unlike most shows focused on the glamour of football the series does a fantastic job of keeping the action on the women in the story. Watching the series in its full run means the audience notices tonal shifts far more than you would when it first aired on TV.

For instance, while the bulk of the cast remains present throughout some of the main characters get switched out for its final three seasons. As you would expect it creates a totally different show and lets the series evolve to places it normally wouldn’t.

Despite being nine seasons long the DVD set comes in a relatively manageable plastic packaging. It won’t take over your whole bookshelf like other decade long series. It’s packed with special features that hardcore fans will absolutely love.

Still, it’s a commitment. Nine seasons of any show takes viewers on a long haul. But there’s a larger story at work in The Game and it elevates the material. Unlike, say, Entourage or Ballers where most seasons kind of blend together. At least with The Game the viewer gets far more emotionally involved and it pays off in the end.