Favorite new BET series: 'Games People Play' or 'Boomerang'? | The Tylt
BET's "Games People Play" and "Boomerang" have the internet talking. Both shows feature casts with familiar faces, from your favorite young actors to most loved Instagram stars. "Games People Play" stars Sarunas J. Jackson of "Insecure" who plays a cheating husband to fan favorite Lauren London. "Boomerang" is a romantic-comedy directed by Lena Waithe and features Instagram star Lala Milan. Which show is your favorite?
Favorite new BET series: 'Games People Play' or 'Boomerang'?
"Games People Play" is packed full of drama and surrounds a wife who is adjusting to her husband's many infidelities. Just when you think the plot is dull, a dead cheerleader, a relentless blogger and a robbery gone wrong gets thrown into the mix. Bustle gives "Games People Play" a thumbs up and they especially adore London's performance.
Lauren London is low-key one of TV's best actors, and she certainly proves her worth as the lead in BET's new show Games People Play. Based on Angela Burt-Murray's novel Games Divas Play (that title might give you a bit more insight into the type of drama that goes down on the show), the show is injecting some serious sex appeal into TV, and I couldn't be more here for it.
"Boomerang" is a reboot of the classic 1992 film with the same name. The actors are fresh and BET gives Instagram actor Lala Milan a shot at the small screen. The series was also recently signed on for a season two. According to IMDb:
...this new series will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer's son and Marcus and Angela Graham's daughter as they try to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own.
The new series also has a seal of approval from The Root:
The episodes are so detailed and specific, and as opposed to telling a linear story, tell individual parts of a story that all come together. Like Atlanta, it focuses on the moments as opposed to going straight from point A to B. And within the episodes are random easter eggs and callbacks to the movie, as several scenes are direct recreations with new twists of shit from the movie. Make no mistake, this is a whole new series, but the show absolutely honors the source material.