It’s been almost two weeks since “The Game” hit Netflix and the sitcom has already made the list as one of the top-10 shows to watch on the streaming platform. Tia Mowry-Hardrict, known for her role as Melanie Barnett-Davis on the comedy-drama series, thanked her fans for their love and support in a Friday, Aug. 21 Instagram post.
The 42-year-old actress shared a photo of a scene that showed her looking into the eyes of Derwin Davis, a fictional character on “The Game,” who is a professional football player for the San Diego Sabers as well as Melanie’s husband. “#fbf Thank you so much for the love that I’ve been receiving about #thegame on @netflix!” she began her caption. “You’ve put this show in the top #10! That’s insane after all these years! Melanie Barnett has been one of my favorite characters to play and I’m forever grateful to have been on such a great show! ❤️💕#melaniebarnett.”
As of Friday, Aug. 21, “The Game” secured the number-five spot on Netflix’s top 10 list. Tia’s post garnished over 200,000 likes and some 6,000 comments from fans expressing how much they love the show.
“It makes me cry. I can’t even handle it. There is no show that has even come close to the game. Best show ever😭,” one user mentioned.
A second fan said: “Love you on that show!! Team Melanie & Derwin forever ❤️,” followed by someone else who wrote, “Absolutely love this show, I watch the seasons over and over like I never seen them before ❤️.”
“Definitely a classic! Just like Sister Sister!❤️,” a fourth user raved.
Netflix announced in a Wednesday, July 29 statement that it will begin streaming a series of classic African-American sitcoms from the ’90s and 2000s, including “Moesha,” “The Game,” “Sister Sister,” “Girlfriends,” “The Parkers,” “Half & Half,” and “One on One.”
Although the ratings for the show continue to skyrocket, reboots for “The Game” or the hit sitcom “Sister, Sister” that Tia and her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley starred on, are no longer in the works. Tia broke the news in a February interview on “The Tamron Hall Show.” When Tamron asked Tia if “Sister, Sister” would return: she responded, “So many people are asking this question. We tried to do it, but some rights and stuff kind of got in the way and that makes me sad.” She added: “And then also we tried to reboot “The Game” and that’s now not happening. I just guess reboots are not in my DNA.”