The Game 4.04 “The Wing King” Review

So tonight, The Game brought back the much needed laugh track, but did it fit the stark contrast between light and dark within the episode?

Let’s focus on the light part of the episode first, which featured Melanie channeling Kelly as the president of the Sunbeams in tone with the tone and attitude to match. From her high horse, Melanie puts down one of the other football wives due to the girl’s past as a video vixen. So Melanie has truly embraced the football wife lifestyle, which means she might could use a crash course in life, especially in the judgemental department. With that said, I didn’t feel most of the message posited within the storyline.

Melanie was trying to show the at risk teenage girls they were hosting some hope in what an education could bring them. While I understand, and preach, that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, I didn’t appreciate that education got blown off in that scene in favor for dancing in some rap star’s video. If Jazz had of thrown an education into her list of accomplishments, then I probably would’ve been “one hundred” behind her. Other than that, Melanie was in the wrong with her judgemental/jealousy spiel tonight, but if you take out that attribute, I can kind of see where she was coming from. To an extent.

Like I said, I don’t like judging people by their careers or aspirations, but I do like to make sure people have options in what they do and not what is expected of them. Even though the storyline was dealt with in a message of the week manner, I feel that it got jumbled up along the way.

On the flip to the dark side, Malik has, for the lack of better words, lost his damn mind.

It’s an enigma why anyone still deals with him. He’s paranoid, spiteful, and basically a monster and it’s a bit much at this point in the game. I couldn’t help, but flinch when he bit the heads off Tee Tee and his assistant, even the strippers, because he was so cold and condescending than ever. Even though the laugh track gave the ‘okay’ to laugh, I didn’t find anything to “hee hee” about in this man’s apparent downward spiral.

Hosea Chanchez needs and deserves an award for his portrayal of Malik this year. The man is a beast in the role and demands the appropriate accolades to prove such a feat. While I’m still in the dark to why Malik is choosing this path, I wonder if the spat with Tee Tee and his mentioning of pills (could he have a mental problem?) has anything to do with this atrocious side of him?

Also, what was up with the cop bit at the end? I know Malik didn’t have to get out of the car, but why was he pulled over in the first place? There was no inkling of him driving erratically, despite him drinking early in the episode. The cop asked him if he was drunk more as an afterthought rather than a certain basis for pulling him over. In the end, I wonder how this arrest will affect Malik’s career now and if it will shine any light on his issues.

What did you guys think?

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