The Game (2021)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Solid reboot has drinking, cursing, smoking, mature themes.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

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Though the tone of the show has varied dramatically since its inception way back in 2014 the heart of the series has remained. The Game, a show highlighting the unsung heroes of professional sports; spouses, friends, families, the community, returns once again to shine a bright light on those we seldom think about when it comes to the limelight and stardom. The Game strikes a unique balance between drama and comedy while not allowing its subjects to be diluted by the rhetoric or situation. The Game handles VERY mature subject matters such as adult abstinence, recreational drug use, police profiling, and racism which are definitely not suitable for younger viewers. Older viewers may enjoy the humor however the content is a wonderful springboard for conversations families wouldn't normally find means to communicate. The Game is grounded in a way that feels authentic and the deep overarching focus on mental health and minorities is especially refreshing being that mental health is still a major unaddressed issue within many minority communities. The message was not only presented well but it was also taken seriously and realistically. The Game is entertaining and endearing and I'd recommend it to anyone ages 16 and above.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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