So. I watched all 9 Seasons.
I love the show. The comedy is hilarious.......BUT. I'm going to be real here. So if you don't want spoilers.... I suggest don't read on.......now!
So Season 1 TO Season 5 (and one or two episodes from season 6) was the greatest. Why because Derwin and Melanie were in the show. However because of reason in the plot and characters they had to go. After that.... I guess the show got a new director or something but the acting was horrible. The plot lines were just PURE drama. And the segments / cuts were frozen stills with horrible sepia wash. It was just weird. I get that BET bought the show. But, You can also tell a lot of change happened and unnecessary characters were involved (e.g., BluePrint...Keira... etc...).
The only characters that kept me in-tuned was Coby Bell (Jason Pitts). Thankfully Brittany Daniel (Kelly Pitts) returned in the second last season.
All n' all the last season was getting better... and the last episode and another recap episode in Season 9 was very nostalgic because they brought back the old characters.
Frankly it seemed The Game ended at Season 5 and there were 4 unnecessary seasons. I really don't know what the writers/directors were thinking. It seems that there were a lot of drama behind the scenes hence the major discrepancies and story lines that started and disappeared (e.g., Malik can't read?)
Also it was odd to see Brandy change so much - as if she was battling an eating disorder of some sort.
Anyways it was a good show while it lasted. I just know that most of my laughs came out during Season 1-5.
PS/ I still think everyone should watch it.