Ballers is the new series from Sky Atlantic and HBO starring The Rock Dwayne Johnson. It centres itself around American’s main sport, American Football and the NFL. Where The Rock plays some sort of agent that handles finances or tries to and from what I can gather is an ex-player himself.
The shows format is quite refreshing only being half an hour. I don’t know why though at the moment the series just isn’t holding my intention which is really annoying because I do think that the show has potential and I do want it to be one of those shows that I watch, if not because it has The Rock in but because I think it has huge comedy potential.
The acting and characters are well put together I think and the characters specifically I have potential as they have explored some of the ins and outs of being a player in the NFL. The main area that they have covered so far in the first two episodes that it is difficult to keep hold of your money as a player. How true this is I don’t know and although I believe this show is built on comedy it will be quite interesting to see how many issues that it brings up about being in the sport.
Ballers for me is a show that I am going to watch with intrigue and probably see it all the way through. However after the first two episodes I couldn’t say that there is anything that stands out for me really to recommend it as a must watch. This series though might be a semi-regular appearance on the blog as it develops. It in a nutshell, good acting, potential in the storyline just hasn’t shined yet and gets a 5/10
Have you enjoyed it so far? Or have you seen it all being from the US and does it get better?