The Game "Trashbox" Review
Getting Closer to Finding a Cure
The Sunbeams are having a charity auction to cure dyslexia. How no one writing this episode didn’t do a quick Google search to see that dyslexia cannot be cured is beyond me, but this is The Game we’re talking about here. FYI dyslexia is not a disease, therefore cannot be cured, but I digress. It seems as if every episode has a cameo appearance, so far we’ve seen R&B singer Ciara, director John Singleton, NFL defensive end Raymond James Edwards, Jr, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. This time its Angela Simmons turn.
Angela has no respect for former child actress Kiera Whitaker, and does very little to hide the fact. Luckily for the audience Angela was able to deliver her lines because her facial expressions were overdone to say the least. When bidding starts for Bryce, Angela and Kierra go back and forth trying to outbid each other. Kierra comes out the victor with the winning bid of $75,000. She must really like Bryce or really hate Angela.
Kierra is broke, and a horrible liar, when it comes to hiding the fact that she is broke. She buys a dress that she can’t afford and doesn’t know how to hide the price tag. After the dress was ruined the date was cut short, and Kiera confessed that she is broke. And she is trying to keep up appearances, so she doesn’t seemed washed up and irrelevant. Bryce sympathizes with her and we basically get a replay of the conversation these two had in the first episode in Bryce’s room on his couch.
Chardonnay and Tasha was the most interesting part of this episode. The dilemma of being in love with two men. Tasha goes to Chardonnay for advice about her being a “trashbox.” Even though “trashbox” is the title of this episode and the word was tossed around a few times, I don’t think anyone will be hashtagging it on twitter anytime soon. Chardonnay suggest that its possible to be in love with two people. After that bit of comforting Tasha takes upon herself to invite Rick and herself over to Chardonnay house so they can have sex. Take a minute and digest that, Rick Fox, former NBA player who had a long career can’t afford other places besides his one hotel room to have sex in? And how does Tasha thank Chardonnay for using her home, she blackmails her by taking a picture of Rick Fox in Chardonnay’s home.
I liked this episode, even though the jokes fell flat, and they didn’t find a cure for dyslexia. The scenes we got seemed to push the story forward. I still have questions such as:
1. Where is Bryce’s father “Colonel?” That was interesting dynamic that seems to be all but abandon.
2. How was Kiera’s catchphrase “Why wasn’t I invited?” worked into every script? Did her show “Stuck Together” revolved with her getting left at home every episode?
3. Will The Game ever ditch the Instagram filter they use for end of scene snapshots?