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Ballers 

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A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dwayne Johnson ...  Spencer Strasmore 39 episodes, 2015-2018
John David Washington ...  Ricky Jerret / ... 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Rob Corddry ...  Joe Krutel 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Troy Garity ...  Jason Antolotti / ... 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Omar Benson Miller ...  Charles Greane 38 episodes, 2015-2018
Donovan W. Carter ...  Vernon Littlefield 37 episodes, 2015-2018
London Brown ...  Reggie 36 episodes, 2015-2018
Jazmyn Simon ...  Julie Greane 34 episodes, 2015-2018
Carl McDowell ...  TTD 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Dulé Hill ...  Larry Siefert / ... 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Richard Schiff ...  Mr. Anderson / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2018
Arielle Kebbel ...  Tracy Legette 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Robert Wisdom ...  Dennis 16 episodes, 2015-2018
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Storyline

Ballers is a half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Written by ahmetkozan

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Legends don't retire. They reinvent See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's character shares the same name as a Producer for HBO and Leverage Creative: Spencer Strasmore. See more »

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It's pretty good actually and VERY realistic !
20 July 2015 | by sergio-kreeftSee all my reviews

I really enjoy this series, i truly do ! Why ? Not because i want in-depth scripts and complex personalities and such but genuine laid-back real-life drama. A TV series that you can get into from the first episode and by the end you know what's up. No need to watch the first 5 episodes before it all starts making sense. It's realistic and therefore it appeals to a lot of people even though most people haven't lived that sort of life or know celebrities for that matter. We know enough through the tabloids, TV, news, internet, etc etc. to know how some people can't carry the weight of success and they end up on the wrong side of history. We've seen many examples and of course we have also seen people that handle it pretty well too.

Whether they are athletes, actors or singers or whatever, they are all subjected to all sorts of seductions, schemes, paparazzi, and of course freeloading people around them. In that respect the series is very realistic. It is of course laced with predictable outcomes by that's all fine as they still make it all very enjoyable and easy to watch.

The actors they picked are very good for the roles they play so i don't see the negativism that some people have. Maybe they expected Grammy award plots, i don't know ...

It's just great entertainment, beautiful people & cars, good music, tight dresses and tailored suits and no psychic bloating.

My only point of criticism is that each episode is too short. It should be twice as long (50 instead of just 25 minutes).


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