She's Got Game

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Music star's boozy, sexist dating show standard fare.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

A sexist dating competition purports to help the Game find love.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Neither men nor women come off looking good here. 


Endless arguing, yelling.


Strong innuendo; revealing outfits.


"Piss," "bitch," "damn"; curses bleeped.


iPhones, Apple computers visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Lots of drinking (wine, cocktails, hard alcohol, champagne).

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the reality spin-off She's Got Game is a dating competition of sorts that contains lots of arguing, strong language ("piss," "bitch," "damn"; endless bleeped cursing), sexual innuendo, and lots of drinking. iPhones and Apple laptops frequently are visible. It contains lots of iffy (and often sexist) messages about finding love and building relationships.

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What's the story?

The reality competition spin-off SHE'S GOT GAME stars rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor as he looks for love. Now recovered from his breakup with former fiancée and Marrying the Game costar Tiffney Cambridge, the Game feels that he's ready for a serious relationship. He asks his friends, including Big Boy, Keyshia Cole, and DJ Khaled to find women whom they think will be ideal mates and send them to Los Angeles to meet him. After spending some time with the 10 candidates, the Game takes them with him on his national tour so they can see what his life is like on the road. Meanwhile, the ladies, many of whom are being coached by the people who selected them, must vie for his attention -- and affection -- in hopes of not being eliminated and of getting one step closer to becoming his new partner. At the end of the tour, the Game chooses the woman whom he believes has what it takes to be his.

Is it any good?

The voyeuristic series sends questionable (and rather sexist) messages about finding love by featuring seemingly educated and professional women childishly competing for a man's attention. Furthermore, its entertainment value comes from showing how far the women will go to win the chance to be with the Game, while attempting to sabotage each other in the process.

It's traditional reality dating fare, but the fact that the folks who "introduced" these women to him are fueling this dating game by coaching them to look or behave a certain way only makes the overall premise feel even more tawdry. Some folks may like this sort of entertainment, but ultimately there just isn't a whole lot here that's positive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons women are willing to appear on dating competition shows. Is it really so they can find love? Or is it for a chance to be in front of the cameras?

  • Is it possible to develop a serious relationship with someone on a TV show? Do the cast members expect it to happen for them?

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 10, 2015
  • Cast: Jayceon Taylor
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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