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Ballers (Season 3), 2017

  • LeratoEnchanted
    LeratoEnchanted
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    On 09/08/2017 at 20:58 Quote this message

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    Spencer Strasmore and his ratchet posse are back on our TV screens and I couldn't be happier about the fact. Ballers is a comedy-drama which airs Sunday nights on HBO, for all those who don't know. The series follows the life of former football star Spencer (played by Dwayne Johnson) as he tries to build a second career as a financial manager for football players. It might sound like a big old meh-fest on paper but the series has actually done so well that it is now on its third season.

    Season 3 in just three episodes has gotten me so hooked that I wish the show were a Netflix original so I could binge watch it. The storyline is so tight and poised that I huff and puff at the end of each episode knowing that I have to wait an entire week for a fix. I feel like a mere 30-minute run-time on a weekly basis isn't enough anymore. Give us 2 episodes weekly, at least!

    In the first two episodes we get surprise celebrity appearances and even though I knew it was a marketing strategy, I got so hyped seeing these celebrities taking their roles seriously and blending right in with the eccentric cast. I almost wished one of them could stay on for the rest of the season.

    Dwayne is such a cool dude in this series that you just can't help but want more of his d*ish behaviour. He's big and charming, and knows how to get the odds on his side. It's mesmirising to watch him relentlessly go for what he wants until he gets it. The humor once again comes in the form of the man-child, superstar Ricky Jerret, and of course Spencer's odd right-hand dude Joe. Weed is getting puffed left, right and centre, gambling and Las Vegas are involved and the group is just up to no good once again. The content is too fresh! I like that the writers and the actors don't take themselves too seriously, this makes the show that much more genuine and an easy watch. In this season the cast is much more comfortable in their respective roles. The new season is already so well-written, and it seems like it's about to take it up a notch as Spencer and Joe try to expand their financial firm.

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    I promise you you want to do this; go get all the seasons of Ballers now if you haven't gotten on board as yet!
  • ntoky_b
    ntoky_b

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    Signed up the 03/10/2017

    On 03/10/2017 at 08:28 Quote this message

    It reminds me of the TV series Entourage, but for Football.
    Think Twice,
    Code Once
  • LeratoEnchanted
    LeratoEnchanted
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    On 03/10/2017 at 22:51 Quote this message

    That's actually exactly what it is.

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