The Game

2006 TV-PG 4 seasons

The Game

2006 TV-PG 4 seasons
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Medical student Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry) gives up a promising future as a doctor to follow her boyfriend, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), as he starts his pro football career with the San Diego Sabers. Out of her element, Melanie must find her place within the high-powered world of professional sports. Refusing to become a trophy wife, she pursues her passions while getting to know various other personalities who orbit the team.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict , Pooch Hall, Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniel, Barry Floyd
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 3 discs

To her parents' dismay, first-year medical student Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry) forgoes a chance to attend prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical School to follow her pro football beau, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), to San Diego in this "Girlfriends" spinoff. But with a constant stream of groupies trying to invade her turf and "sack" her man, Melanie soon finds that being a gridiron star's honey isn't such a snap. Brittany Daniel and Coby Bell also star.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that twisty, smart espionage drama The Game is too confusing and menacing for kids, though serious older teens might be interested. Most characters have murky motives and secrets. There is some on-screen kissing and flirting with references to sex, particularly from one character who uses his sexuality to pry loose state secrets. Couples are shown naked in bed with private parts covered by sheets. A female character is called a "bitch," but most cursing is of the British "blasted" and "bloody" variety. Characters smoke cigarettes and drink on-screen, in keeping with the era. Violence occurs mostly offscreen, but viewers will see some blood and hear references to deaths. Most characters are in physical danger, perhaps even mortal danger; there are many tense scenes in which characters may be caught in acts of espionage.

Sexual Content

A government agent has sex with women to find out secrets. Couples are shown in bed with private parts covered by sheets; kissing, flirting, and references to sex including one character asking another if he was supposed to "screw" her.


Characters are shot or stabbed offscreen; deaths also occur offscreen but are discussed; there are blood and non-gory injuries; and the threat of nuclear war drives the series' plot. Characters are frequently in mortal danger.


Cursing is mostly of the "bloody" and "blasted" variety; a female character is called a "bitch."

Social Behavior

The idea of working toward something larger than oneself is one thread, though lying, spying, and seducing folks are all part of the method.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol; no one acts drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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