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Parents' Guide to

The Game

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Football wives have got game; OK for teens and up.

TV BET , CW Comedy 2006
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age 7+

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Is It Any Good?

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While The Game is a comedy, it's rooted in the less-than-funny controversial side of pro football, which is notorious for glorifying womanizing and excessive materialism. While the players work hard to avoid being cut from the team and falling victim to temptation, Melanie, Tasha, and Kelly must find ways to keep the guys focused both on the game and on them. The Game highlights strong, intelligent women who refuse to fall victim to the pitfalls of living with football players and who strive to build and maintain their own unique identities outside of the supporting roles they play in the NFL franchise. It also serves as a humorous reminder that no professional athlete, no matter how talented, makes it to the big leagues on his or her own.

That said, the series does have a fair amount of innuendo-laced dialogue and situations, and the writers fall back on stereotypes (of both Caucasian and African-American characters, as well as women in general) all too quickly. It's no Footballers' Wives (thankfully!), but it's not clear sailing for the younger set, either.

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